IEEE SFBA MEMS & Sensors Chapter


Past Meetings

August 22th, 2018
Invited Talk: Near-Zero Power Sensors and RF Receivers for Persistent Sensing and Communication in Energy Starved Environments
Speaker: Dr. Troy Olsson,  Manager at DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO)
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
Slides: Coming up…

July 25th, 2018
Invited Talk: Paradigm Shift in MEMS toward Multi-Functional and Near-Zero Power Integrated Microsystems
Speaker: Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Associate Professor at North-eastern University, Boston, MA
Location: Qualcomm, Inc., Building B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara, CA 95052.

May 30th, 2018
Invited Talk: MEMS Start-ups in Silicon Valley
Speaker: Dr. Kurt Petersen, KP-MEMS & Silicon Valley Band of Angels
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
Slides: MEMS Start-ups in Silicon Valley

April 25th, 2018
Invited Talk: Speeding Ahead with a Bright Light on Texas Instruments Digital Miro-Mirror Device (DMD)
Speaker: Dr. Rick Oden, Texas Instruments Inc.
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
Slides: Speeding Ahead with a Bright Light on Texas Instruments Digital Miro-Mirror Device (DMD).

March 27th, 2018
Invited Talk: Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable
Speaker: Kevin Zhao, Profusa
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara, CA

February 28th, 2018
Invited Talk: Bringing advanced MEMS Technologies from Concept to Market
Speaker: Marcellino Gemelli, Bosch Sensortec
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.
Slides: Bosch Sensortec – Bringing Advanced MEMS Technologies from Concept to Market

January 17th, 2018
Invited Talk: Puny Sensors in a Big Data World
Speaker: Dr. John Suh, Hyundai Ventures
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95052.

December 6th, 2017
Social Mixer
Location: Golden State Brewery (1252 Memorex Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95050)

November 15th, 2017
Chapter Elections and Invited Talk: Disruptive Peristaltic Pump Technology Using Flow Channels Formed of Stiff Materials
Speaker: Dr. Phil Barth

September 20th, 2017
Invited Talk:  Next Generation MEMS Manufacturing
Speakers: Dr. Alissa Fitzgerald
Slides: 170920 IEEE-SVBA AMFitzgerald_Next Generation MEMS Manufacturing_final

August 23rd, 2017
Invited Talk:  Hybrid CMOS/NEMS for Neuromorphic Electronics
Speakers: Professor Rajit Manohar

July 26th, 2017
PARC’s MicroAssembler Project
Speakers: Dr. Eugene Chow

May 17th, 2017
The Importance of Seeing Earnestly or how Detectors and the Precision Power Paradigm Alter our View
Speakers: Dr. Meg Abraham

April 19th, 2017
SmallTech Consulting on Three MEMS Topics
Dr. Leslie Fields, Dr. Mateusz Bryning, and Dr. Phil Barth

March 22, 2017
The ‘How & Why’ a Deceptively Simple Acoustic Resonator Became the Basis of a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
Speaker: Richard Ruby, Director of Technology at Broadcom

February 22, 2017
Human-Robot Interaction and Whole-Body Robot Sensing
Professor Vladimir Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

January 25, 2017
Bonding Technology for Hybrid Integration
Dr. Guilian Gao, Invensas

November 30, 2016
The Kidney Project
Professor Shuvo Roy, UCSF

October 13, 2016
IEEE Workshop on Flexible/Printed/Fabric Sensors and Systems
Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates, General Chair (
Ramesh Ramadoss, IEEE, Technical Chair (
Brent Lunceford, IEEE, Exhibits Chair (
Rick Davis, Northeastern University, Alumni and Marketing Chair
PK Agarwal, Regional Dean and CEO, Northeastern University-Silicon Valley

September 20, 2016
How Will LiDAR Improve Self-Driving Cars?
 Pieter Kerstens, VP Velodyne Lidar

August 10, 2016

The Future of the Commodity MEMS Design and Manufacturing
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Speaker: Dr. Stephen R. Breit, VP Engineering, Coventor, Inc
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June 22, 2016
Trillion Sensors, Foundation for Global Exponential Economy (Click for Slides)
Speaker: Dr. Janusz Bryzek, TSensors and eXo Systems

May 18th, 2016
The “new” Internet of Things
Speaker: Peter Hartwell, Invensense Inc.

Apr. 20th, 2016

Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers in consumer electronics; the next little thing?
Speaker: Prof. David Horsley, U.C. Davis

Mar. 2nd, 2016
IEEE MEMS & BSAC jointly present
2016 Spring Research Review and IAB Meeting

Feb. 24th, 2016
The long path from MEMS Resonators to Timing Products
Speaker: Prof. Tom Kenny, Stanford University

Jan. 27th, 2016
Metal Oxide Sensor and Signal Conditioning for Indoor Air Quality Sensing; Gas Sensor Principles, Technology, and Application for Consumer Indoor Air Quality.
John Bergstrom, Manager, Environmental Sensors, ZMD America Inc.

Dec. 15th, 2015
IEEE MEMS, NIST & TI jointly present
MEMS revolution in Atomic Sensing — from Tiny Atomic Clocks to Ultra-sensitive Magnetometry
Speakers: Drs. John Kitching, NIST and Rahul Mhaskar, Geometrics, Inc.

Oct. 28th, 2015
IEEE & SEMI joint workshop on
MEMS Standards – Current Status and Future

Sept. 23rd, 2015
Title: Low Power MEMS-Enabled Wireless Transceivers.
Speaker: Prof. Clark Nguyen, UC Berkeley.

Aug. 26th, 2015
Happy Hour (No invited talk).

Jul. 22nd, 2015
Title: Gallium Nitride: A New Platform for Sensing Technology
Speaker: Prof. Debbie Senesky, Stanford University.

Jun. 17th, 2015
Title: Zero-Power Sensors for the Trillion Sensor Universe.
Speaker: Dr. Joseph R. Stetter, KWJ Engineering Inc. and SPEC Sensors LLC.

Apr. 1st, 2015
Title: MEMS are becoming 3D and atomically precise
Speaker: Prof. Andrei Shkel, UC Irvine
SponsorGoogle Inc.

Mar. 25th, 2015
Happy Hour (No invited talk)

Feb. 25th, 2015
Title: Building Successful MEMS Company: From Start to IPO
Speaker: Mr. Steve Nasiri, Nasiri Ventures
SponsorGoogle Inc.

Jan. 28th, 2015
Title: Lab-on-Chip Technologies Beyond the Diffraction Limit: Ebola Detection and Cancer Diagnostics
Speaker: Prof. Ahmet Ali Yanik, UC Santa Cruz

Nov. 19th, 2014

Title: Innovative Pressure Sensing Solutions.
Speaker: Mr. Holger Doering, Chief Operating Officer, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
Sponsor: SoftMEMS LLC

Oct. 22nd, 2014
Title: MEMS enabled microscopes for in-vivo studies of cancer biology.
SpeakerProf. Olav Solgaard, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.
Sponsor: Acuity Inc.

Sep. 24th, 2014
IEEE MEMS Happy Hour (No invited talk).

Aug. 27th, 2014
Title: RF MEMS: From Research to Products.
SpeakerProf. Gabriel Rebeiz, Wireless Communications Industry Chair Professor, University of California San Diego.

June 25th, 2014
: MEMS on Alternate Substrates: A Case Study with Biometric Sensors.
Speaker: Dr. KG Ganapathi, General Manager, MEMS Sensors Business Unit, Lenovo Group.

May 28th, 2014

: MEMS in SEMI – The Role of a Global Industry Association in Advancing the MEMS Industry.
Speaker: Bettina Weiss, Vice President, Business Development, SEMI.

April 30th, 2014 

Title: MEMS Wars: A New Hope.
Speaker: Dr. Kurt Petersen, Palios Inc.

March 18th, 2014  
TitleCoupled-Filed MEMS Simulations.
Speaker: Dr. Metin Ozen, ANSYS Inc.

February 26th, 2014
Title: FBAR and FMOS Technology from a MEMS Perspective.
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Gilbert, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Avago Technologies Inc.
Short Talk: Advanced Metal Eutectic Bonding for High Volume MEMS Packaging (Sumant Sood, SUSS-MicroTech)

January 22nd, 2014
TitleEmergence Trillion Sensors Movement.
Speaker: Dr. Janusz Bryzek, VP Development, MEMS and Sensing Solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor Inc.

Affiliate Meetings:

May 20th, 2015 (Wednesday) 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
13th Annual MEPTEC MEMS Technology Symposium

May 21st, 2015 (Thursday) 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
First Annual Internet of Things Symposium

Apr. 2nd, 2015 (SCV-Reliability and SFBA-MEMS)
Title: Surface and Materials Engineering for Enhanced MEMS Reliability
Speaker: Prof. Roya Maboudian, Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Berkeley.

Dec. 10th, 2014 (SCV-CPMT and SFBA-MEMS
TitleTools for Thermal Analysis: Thermal Test Chips
Speaker: Tom Tarter, Package Science Services LLC.

April 24th, 2014 (SCV-CPMT and SFBA-MEMS)
Title: The Evolution of Laser Singulation – for ICs, MEMS, LEDs, yield, grooving, recent advances.
Speaker: Devin Martin, Manager of Technology Development, Disco Hi-Tec America

April 21st, 2014 (SCV-CAS and SCV-SSC)
: Ultrasonic 3D Rangefinder on a Chip – signal path, frames, range error; MEMS, ASIC
Speakers: Dr. Richard Przybyla, Chirp Microsystems.

February 27th, 2014 (SCV-CPMT and SFBA-MEMS)
Title: Probing Interfacial Contact via MEMS-based Microinstrumentation.
Speaker: Dr. Roya Maboudian, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UC-Berkeley.

October 24th, 2013 (SCV-CPMT and SFBA-MEMS)
Title: MEMS and BioMEMS in Laminates.
Speaker: Prof. Mark Bachman, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California-Irvine.