Technology Development and Business Management for MEMS



Susumu Kaminaga

President of SKGA, Executive Senior Advisor

SPP Technologies Co., Ltd.





神永 晉 氏





MEMS technology has contributed to emerging applications in the last 20-30 years. Among various new applications, automotive and smartphones have been remarkably developed thanks to MEMS in the last 10 years. IoT (Internet of Things) will be a big opportunity for MEMS contribution with its unique features in the next 10 years. In this talk, what has been made to commercialize MEMS technology for the success of the emerging applications and what will be challenges for MEMS to explore possibilities to contribute to the comfortable life of the people, “smart society” will be discussed from the viewpoint of importance of technology development and business management to be worked together.





Susumu Kaminaga studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tokyo and graduated in 1969. He joined Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (SPP) and was President of the company from 2004 to 2012. He is currently Executive Senior Adviser at SPP Technologies Co., Ltd. He lived in Germany in the 1980s and U.K. in 1990s. Having been involved with MEMS activities since 1988, he played a major role to develop and commercialize Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) technology based on Robert Bosch patented switching process at Surface Technology Systems (STS), UK subsidiary of SPP and introduced the world first DRIE equipment into the market in 1995. The DRIE has enabled MEMS world to expand rapidly in the last decades since then. Following his achievement to establish MEMS business with the processing technologies, gyroscopes and wireless sensor network systems, he became a member of the organizing committee of Trillion Sensors (TSensors) Summit to drive TSensors Initiative. He is Fellow of JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) and a member of JSAP (The Japan Society of Applied Physics), IEE (The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan) and IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers). 


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