An example of new born MEMS company in Japan



Prof. Hiroki Kuwano

Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center

Tohoku University





桑野 博喜氏


未来科学技術共同研究センター 教授



The speaker founded a new born MEMS company, “Sendai Smart Machines Co., Ltd.”.

Prof. Kuwano will talk about a motive, development, strategy with some impressions.




Hiroki Kuwano received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, in 1975, 1977, and 1990, respectively.

He was a Member of the Electrical Communication Laboratories, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Public Corporation (NTT) for 26 years. He was a visiting scholar at Cornell University in 1988. Since 2003, he has been a Professor at Tohoku University. He has 40 years of experience in research and development and has authored or coauthored over 120 technical papers and books in the fields of MEMS and particle beam processing such as focused ion beams and neutral beams. His interests are SAW sensors, energy harvesters, sensor networks, and multi micro-machined focused ion beam systems particularly for cost effective safety and medical applications.


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