Program schedule is subject to change.

Pre-registration is required to attend MEF 2018.


SMART Society Driven by MEMS

Wednesday, April 25 - Thursday, April 26, 2018

KFC Hall, Ryogoku, Tokyo


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Opening Remarks
 9:00- 9:05

Prof. Hiroki Kuwano

Chairman of MEF 2018 Executive Committee

Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center

Tohoku University


MEF 2018 Highlights Summary
 9:05- 9:15 Prof. Naoto Kobayashi

Vice Chairman of MEF 2018 Executive Committee

Deputy Director and Professor, Center for Research Strategy

Waseda University

Keynote Session

 9:15- 9:50

Technology Strategy in Japan


Prof. Tomoji Kawai


Executive Director, Technology Strategy Center (TSC) 

New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) 


MEMS and SYSTEMS in the Digital Future

Dr. Albert P. Pisano

Dean of Engineering

University of California San Diego

MEMS Explores a New World


What's next in MEMS? - A view from a Research Institute


Mr. Jean-Philippe Polizzi

MEMS Business Development Manager


10:50-11:05 Coffee Break/Exhibition
11:05-11:30 Optical MEMS(MOEMS)Technology of HAMAMATSU

Mr. Sadaharu Takimoto

General Manager, MEMS , Solid state division

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

11:30-11:55 Monolithic Integration for Photonic Applications: MEMS on CMOS and Functional BSOI

Dr. Christiane Kaden 


Group Manager, Engineering, Bulk MEMS-Technologies

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS)


Application of Direct Bonding in MEMS


Dr. Sitram Arkalgud

Vice President, 3D Applications



Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part I


Lunch Time/Exhibition Core Time

Keynote Session

13:40-14:15 Finding a guide for future MEMS by learning from the past

Prof. Masayoshi Esashi

Professor, Micro System Integration Center

Tohoku University

14:15-14:50 Integration of ICs and MEMS

Prof. Frank Niklaus

Professor, Department of Micro and Nanosystems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

14:50-15:50 Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part II
15:50-16:10 Coffee Break/Exhibition Core Time
●MEMS & Smart City
16:10-16:35 World MEMS Market

Dr. Frank A, Shemansky, Jr.

CTO, MEMS & Sensors

SEMI Global Headquarters


Towards Printed Conformable Sensing Surfaces



Dr. Peter Zalar

Senior Research Scientist, Hybrid & Printed Electronics Eindhoven

HOLST Centre

17:00-17:25 Introduction of Murata MEMS sensor and focusing market

Mr. Mitsugu Ogiura


Vice President, Product Development

Murata Electronics Oy

17:25-17:50 An example of new born MEMS company in Japan

Prof. Hiroki Kuwano

Professor, New Industry Creation Hatchery Center

Tohoku University




MEF 2018 the 10th Anniversary Reception


Thursday, April 26, 2018
●Opening Remarks
9:00- 9:05 Prof. Hiroki Kuwano
●Keynote Sesssion
 9:05- 9:40 Trends in MEMS: Business and Technical
  Dr. Kurt Petersen Silicon Valley Band of Angels
 9:40-10:15 MEMS Business 
  Mr. Susumu Kaminaga

Executive Senior Adviser

SPP Technologies

10:15-10:40 Highest performance Infineon MEMS microphones enable smarter voice user interfaces
  Dr. Evangelos A. Angelopoulos

Senior Project Leader, RF & Sensors

Infineon Technologies AG

10:40-11:05  MEMS business introduction of Kyodo international and Silex Microsystems

Mr. Magnus Rimskog

Mr. Kenji Kato

Sales Director, Silex Microsystems


Kyodo International

11:05-11:20 Coffee Break/Exhibition
11:20-11:45 How does foundry based manufacturing offer smart fabrication of MEMS in intelligent era?
  Mr. Jerry Liu

EVP, Head of Technology & Business Development Center

Semiconductor Manufacturing Electronics (Shaoxing) Corporation, Joint Venture of SMIC

11:45-12:10 MEMS sensor manufacturing technology for SMART Society applications
  Dr. Chun-Wen Cheng ( Emerson Cheng)

Deputy Director, MEMS Department


12:10-13:10 Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part III
13:10-13:50 Lunch Time/Exhibition Core Time
Keynote SEssion
13:50-14:25 Title TBA
  Prof. Thomas Kenny

Professor of Engineering and Senior Associate Dean of Engineering for Student Affairs

Stanford University

●MEMS for the Next Decade
14:25-14:50 World MEMS Market
  Mr. Jean-Christophe ELOY 

President & CEO

YOLE Developpment

14:50-15:15 Biodesign: How to find unmet medical needs, create solution in medicine and digital health 
  Dr. Atsuhiro Nakagawa

Special appointed associate professor, Clinical Research, Innovation and Education Center

Tohoku University Hospital

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break/Exhibition Core Time
15:30-15:55 Development of a fully automated immunoanalyzer “μTASWako i30” and a fully automated genetic analyzer “μTASWako g1” using disposable microfluidic chips
  Mr. Daisuke Eto

Associate Manager, Diagnostics Research Laboratories, Diagnostics Development Operations, Diagnostics Division

FUJIFILM Wako Pure Chemical Corporation

15:55-16:20 Rapid test kit using surface acoustic wave immunosensor
  Dr. Hiromi Yatsuda

Biosensor Project Leader, Research and Development

Japan Radio Co., Ltd.


Smarter MEMS sensors for Automotive and Consumer Applications

  Dr. Udo-Martin Gómez

Chief Technical Officer

Bosch Sensortec GmbH

16:50-18:00 10th Anniversary Grande Finale Panel Discussion 
Moderator Mr. Susumu Kaminaga SPP Technologies
Panelists Mr. Jean-Christophe ELOY YOLE Developpment
  Prof. Masayoshi Esashi Tohoku University
  Prof. Thomas Kenny Stanford University
  Prof. Frank Niklaus KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
  Dr. Kurt Petersen Silicon Valley Band of Angels
  Dr. Udo-Martin Gómez Bosch Sensortec GmbH
18:00 Closing Remarks


Chairman and Vice Chairmen of MEF 2018 Executive Committee

Masayoshi ESASHI
Masayoshi ESASHI

MEF 2018 Sponsor

MEF 2018 Exhibitors

MEF Partner News - MEMS and Sensors Industry Group(MSIG)