SensorsCon Program, March 6, 2014

Trillion Sensors Movement in Support of Abundance

Janusz BryzekJanusz Bryzek
VP Development, MEMS and Sensing Solutions
Fairchild Semiconductor

Abundance movement is forecasting elimination of major global problems (such as hunger, lack of medical care, clean water, energy) in one generation, 20 to 30 years. This movement is expected to require (among others) 45 trillion sensors, many not yet developed. Historical sensor development cycles from prototypes in academic labs to volume production were 30 years. Left to historical cycles, slow new sensor commercialization would delay the Abundance.

About Janusz Bryzek

Bryzek received his MSEE and Ph.D. from Warsaw Technical University, Poland. He completed Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Janusz cofounded eight Silicon Valley MEMS companies: Sensym (now Honeywell), ICSensors (now Elmos/MSI), NovaSensor (now General Electric), Intelligent MicroSensor Technology (now Maxim), Transparent Networks (now Intel), LVSI (now Atmel), Jyve (now Fairchild Semiconductor), and strategic marketing consulting BN Ventures. Currently Bryzek is VP Development, MEMS and Sensor Solutions, at Fairchild Semiconductor, after acquisition of Jyve Inc. in November 2010, Some of his developments include multiple world’s first technologies: disposable blood pressure sensor, SenstableTM piezoresistor process, fusion bonded pressure sensors, DRIE based vertically integrated pressure sensors with AlGe wafer bond, single chip 1200 MEMS mirror array with integrated VLSI drivers and unique 6DOF inertial sensors. Bryzek has published over 200 papers, wrote sections of 4 books, chaired many international conferences and has 20 issued and many recently filed US patents. He was actively involved in standardization of Disposable Blood Pressure Transducers released by AAMI in 1984 and Smart Transducer Interface IEEE-1451 released as several sub-standards in the 1990s. In 1989 he was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arthur Young. In 1994 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sensors Magazine for the achievements in MEMS field. In 2003 he was awarded a lifetime Achievement Award by MANCEF.

MEMS Sensors in the Internet of Things

Jay Esfandyari Jay Esfandyari
MEMS Market and Business Development
ST Microelectronics

The Internet of Things is driven by the rise of mobile computing in smartphones and tablets and low cost, low power and high performance sensors. A huge globally connected infrastructure of high computing power with integrated smart sensors is on the horizon. This highly sophisticated infrastructure will enable applications in all market segments from Tele-health to smart homes to smart cities, smart retail, smart water, logistics, smart metering, smart farming and agriculture and many others applications that will emerge in the next few years. For example, the Internet of Things is starting to help deliver access to better healthcare all across the globe. Whether a patient is in New York or New Delhi, network-connected sensors will help caregivers monitor a patient's health to provide guidance and services remotely. This presentation will discuss the latest integrated MEMS sensors and their applications in the Internet of Things.

About Jay Esfandyari

Jay Esfandyari has more than 20 years of industry experience in Semiconductor Technology, Integrated Circuits Fabrication Processes, MEMS development and fabrication, and strategic MEMS market and business development. In the capacity of MEMS Product Marketing Manager at STMicroelectronics, Jay Esfandyari has developed new markets for MEMS products and achieved multi-million dollar business opportunities. In his previous roles, Jay worked closely with customers to develop custom MEMS products, developed models to describe the physics of defect generation in silicon wafer during device fabrication processes, created solutions to perform analysis and computer simulation to improve the quality of silicon wafers. Jay Esfandyari holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology of Vienna, Austria.

Sensors, Bluetooth and the IoT

Sid Shaw Sid Shaw
Global Marketing and Business Manager
Texas Instruments

Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy have an important role to play in the Internet of Things (IoT). Battery-friendly and affordable, Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy connects the last 10 meters to share data from a myriad of sensor-based devices to smartphones and tablets and then the Internet. This session will discuss the emerging IoT applications using sensors and Bluetooth low energy across consumer, industrial, and automotive markets.

About Sid Shaw

Sid Shaw is a global marketing and business manager in TI's Wireless Business Unit where he drives the worldwide business development for low power wireless products. He also serves as the Alumni Board Adviser to University of Southern California School of Engineering. With more than a decade in the wireless industry, Shaw has held numerous assignments in technology, operations, marketing and general business management. Prior to joining TI, where he has been for over 10 years, Shaw worked for NASA, Conexant and Sony. He is a graduate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles where he has earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees.

MEMS in Consumer Electronics and Mobile Communications

Becky Oh Becky Oh
President and CEO
PNI Sensor Corporation

The introduction of the iPhone 3GS was an inflection point for the worldwide explosion of motion sensors in consumer electronics that is still continuing to unfold today. Becky Oh will present how measuring the environment at the user's level can create brand new categories with far reaching consequences that the next generation of consumers will not want to live without.

About Becky Oh

Throughout her 13 years with PNI Sensor Corporation, Becky Oh has held a range of senior-level positions, from operations to technical business development. She received an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Her keen direction and technical knowledge has guided PNI Sensor Corporation's successful integration of its magneto-inductive sensor technology into dozens of state-of-the-art commercial and military applications. These products range from position sensors for TALON tactical robots, to attitude heading reference systems for NOAA's deep-water buoys, to large-scale consumer applications such as the digital compasses found in Ford, GM and Chrysler automobiles. Ms. Oh holds multiple patents in the area of devices with multi-sensing and reporting capabilities.

Sensors: Abundant, Invisible and Everywhere

Kevin A. Shaw Kevin A. Shaw
Chief Technology Officer
Sensor Platforms, Inc.

Sensor usage is exponentiating. At one time we were thrilled to have a few sensors on our phone, now we wear several devices with sensors wherever we go. Soon we will have dozens of devices surrounding us at all times. This is the world of abundant sensors; where sensors become so numerous they begin to disappear.

About Kevin A. Shaw

Kevin A. Shaw is Chief Technology Officer at Sensor Platforms. He has been working in the field of MEMS and Sensors for close to 25 years. His degrees include a doctorate (Ph.D.) in MEMS from Cornell University and a business degree (M.Mgmt) from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He joined Kionix when it was just a startup and built MEMS optical switches for Calient Networks. He then joined Sensor Platforms in 2007 and became CTO in 2009. He has 27 US patents in MEMS, sensors and algorithms.



Always on Location with the Fusion of Sensors and GNSS

Steven Malkos Steven Malkos
Senior Manager, Program Management

"Please connect to a charger — The battery is getting low: less than 15 percent remaining." Handsets are battery-supplied devices, and a user's tolerance for features is driven by battery consumption. There are many examples of technologies where users do not run certain hardware or features because it will consume the battery and make the phone useless within a short period of time. Whatever the application, when it uses the application processor (AP), it can draw up to hundreds of mA. During the last few years, a new type of technology was introduced, widely known as Sensor Hubs. These Hubs lowered the overall power consumed by the smartphone batteries. During this talk, we will go through the evolution of Sensor Hubs and the fusion of location to Sensor Hubs for creating always on location.

About Steven Malkos

Steven Malkos is a Senior Program Manager at Broadcom. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University. Mr. Malkos manages part of the Navigation Team under the direction of Senior Technical Director and Broadcom Fellow - Dr. Frank van Diggelen. He has been active in the development of GNSS and A-GNSS technologies such as Hybrid Location Services using MEMS (HULA), Long-Term Predicted Orbits (LTO), Broadcom's Worldwide Reference Network (WWRN), and Indoor Positioning Solutions. Mr. Malkos has 5 patents issued and 15 pending in the field of location.

Trends in Medical Devices/Sensors

Walt Maclay Walt Maclay
Voler Systems

Low cost sensors are revolutionizing medical, home health, and fitness devices. Walt Maclay will show how these devices are benefiting from the ongoing development of low-cost high-volume sensors. He will describe some of the devices recently made possible by advances in sensor technology and the impact on health, fitness, and personal autonomy that they may bring.

About Walt Maclay

Walt Maclay is recognized as a domain expert in Silicon Valley technical consulting associations. He is an instructor for the Product Realization NPI Program. He has also been past President of the Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA). He has applied his outstanding leadership to many multidisciplinary teams that have delivered quality electronic devices. Mr. Maclay holds a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University. Voler clients, from early stage startups to large established corporations, are delighted with our quality and service. Past clients include Applied Biosystems, Applied Materials, BAE Systems, Boeing, Intel, JDS Uniphase, Lockheed Martin, Maxon Lift, Merck, NASA Ames, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences, Pioneer Speakers, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Radiant Medical, Rain Bird, San Francisco Muni, Sandia Labs, Siemens, Spectra Physics, Stanford University, Teikoku Pharma, Thoratec, Tyco Valves, US Bureau of Reclamation, and the University of California at Davis.

Accelerating the Quartz to MEMS Revolution

Pavan Gupta Pavan Gupta
VP Operation

MEMS oscillators are revolutionizing the timing market as semiconductor expertise and precision circuit design replace the capital-intensive technologies developed for quartz oscillators. SiTime's MEMS technology and system architecture accelerate new product introduction while minimizing product cost and capital investment. Recent technical advancements including SiTime's TempFlat™ MEMS, ultra-low power circuit design, and wafer level packaging open new opportunities in mobile markets.

About Pavan Gupta

Pavan Gupta began working at SiTime in 2005 directing the packaging, characterization, and qualification of MEMS based oscillators and now serves as SiTime's Vice President of Operations. Prior to SiTime, Pavan worked at Formfactor managing several teams responsible for MEMS process and manufacturing engineering of advanced MEMS-based probe cards for massively parallel semiconductor wafer probing. Pavan's earlier career includes working to develop a novel 3D MEMS-based optical cross connect as the Director of Optics and Package Engineering at C Speed Corporation and developing precision mechanisms for hard disk drive test equipment as a Test and Mechanical Engineer at IBM. Pavan received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University specializing in mechatronics.

Modern User Experiences Enabled by Motion Technology

David B. Karlin David B. Karlin
Senior Vice President, Product Strategy
Hillcrest Labs

Utilizing advanced motion software available today, it is possible for the industry to rapidly support motion UIs by leveraging apps that are naturally point-and-click (i.e. your finger as the pointer) or motion enabled (i.e games). These apps can be controlled by a handheld motion controller that replicates the point-and-select, swipe, gesture, and drag-and-drop interactions users are familiar with on their tablets and smartphones. As more companies look to quickly deliver next-gen video services, motion control remains a compelling way to create richer, more compelling multi-screen experiences, that employ the same interaction paradigm as today's tablet, smartphone and computing platforms. The result is more intuitive and integrated user experiences and simpler app development, leading to lower development costs and higher end-user satisfaction.

About David B. Karlin

David 'Dave' Karlin has over 30 years of experience in product development and technology-based strategic marketing. Since joining Hillcrest in 2005, Dave has been a member of the Company's executive management team where he has held positions encompassing account and program management, product development, strategic planning and operations. Dave is currently responsible for Hillcrest's product strategy and product management activities. Prior to joining Hillcrest, Dave served as Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing for Agilent Technologies' Multi Industry Business Unit, as the Senior Manager of Product Planning for the company's Measurement and Analysis Software & Technology Operation, and as a Director of New Ventures. During his tenure at Agilent, Dave directed the formation and implementation of innovative business, product and technology initiatives, covering the spectrum of digital to Ultra-Wideband signals with market applications in cellular, WLAN, aerospace/defense, industrial, and education. As an R&D manager and engineer for Hewlett-Packard, Dave led the invention, development, and market delivery of more than a dozen significant test and measurement instrumentation solutions, critical to the deployment of LAN, WAN and ATM data communication services during the last two decades of the 20th century. Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. As a Hewlett-Packard Fellow, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

The Distributed Sensor Hub – Maximum features, Minimal Wattage

Tim Kelliher Tim Kelliher
Customer Solutions Architect

Today, our world has become intelligent through the commoditization of sensors and their increasing number, making our devices, whether they are mobile or wearable or at home, more aware by know more than ever about us and the context we're in and therefore can provide advanced services to simplify users life. However, it is a challenge for the industry to deliver ever smarter applications while driving lowest power consumption.

About Tim Kelliher

With over 17 years experience in the Silicon Valley, Tim leads Movea Inc's Technical Business Development group focusing on strategic partnerships that take advantage of Movea's unique intellectual property. Prior to Movea, as an entrepreneur in residence at Skymoon Ventures Tim was the founder Pedestal Networks and was awarded numerous patents. Tim held senior engineering management positions at Dash Navigation, Pedestal Networks, Promatory Communications and Diba Inc (acquired by RIM, UTStarcom , Nortel Networks and Sun Microsystems respectively). Tim holds a BSEE from the University of Colorado, Boulder.