MEF 2019 Program Schedule

SMART Society Driven by MEMS

Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25, 2019

KFC Hall, Ryogoku, Tokyo, Japan


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Opening Remarks
 8:45- 8:50

Prof. Shuji Tanaka

Chair of MEF2019 Executive Committee/

Professor,Tohoku University

Highlights of MEF 2019
 8:50- 9:00 Ms. Mari Nozoe

Vice Chair of MEF2019 Executive Committee/

Hitach High-Technologies

Cross point between Biotechnology and MEMS

 9:00- 9:40

●Keynote Address 

History and Future of Bio MEMS


Dr. Prof. Hidetoshi Kotera 

Executive Director



Title TBA

   Dr. Yukiko Matsunaga

Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering 

The University of Tokyo

10:05-10:30 Interfaces that can reduce noise induced from biomolecules adsorption for biosensors and bioelectronics
  Dr. Madoka Takai

Professor,  Department of Bioengneering

The University of Tokyo

10:30-11:25 Break/Exhibition Hour
Mainstream of MEMS*
 11:25-11:50 Generic MEMS and NEMS Platforms for a wide variety of sensors

Dr. Jean-Philippe Polizzi

Micro and Nano-systems Program Manager

CEA Leti

11:50-12:15 MEMS Sensors for Automotive Safety and for Automated Driving

Dr. Georg Bischopink

Vice President, Automotive Sensor Development

Robert Bosch GmbH


Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part I




Lunch Break/Exhibition Hour

Frequency Control Devices


Keynote Address 

BAW Technology: Finding the $in RF-MEM$


Mr. Robert Aigner


Senior Director of Acoustic Devices R&D

Qorvo Inc.


A world's smallest 32.768 kHz MEMS resonator


Mr. Yuichi Goto


Timing Device Product Development Dept.

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

14:40-15:05 Advances in doped AlN deposition techniques for next generation Piezo-MEMS
  Dr. Anthony Barker

PVD Product Manager

SPTS TechInologies Ltd.


Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part II



16:05-16:35 Break/Exhibition Hour
The Breakthrough MEMS Materials 


●Keynote Address 

Micro Sensors for the Next Big Things - IoT


 Prof. Weileun Fang


National Tsing Hua University

17:15-17:40 Latest Trends in MEMS Wafer Technology

Mr. Martti Palokangas

Senior Manager, Customer Support

Okmetic Oy

17:40-18:05 SSSL Gyroscopes product based on piezoelectric thin film (PZT) technology

Ms. Tokiko Misaki

Manager,  Foundry Group

Silicon Sensing Products Ltd.

18:05-18:30 Development of a diversifying MEMS device
  Mr. Takaya Nagahata

Group General manager, Optical Module Production Headquarters

ROHM Co., Ltd.


MEF 2019 Reception at Daiichi Hotel Ryogoku

 *The keynote speech by Prof. Tom Kenny was cancelled.
Thursday, Thursday, April 25, 2019
●Welcome Remarks
8:40- 8:50

Prof. Shuji Tanaka/TOhoku University

Featured MEMS Start-up1
 8:50- 9:30

●Keynote Address 

What Makes a Successful MEMS Start-up?

  Dr. Kurt Petersen Silicon Valley Band of Angels
 9:30- 9:55 MEMS mirror enables a smart life
  Mr. Yoshio Hayashi

Japan senior adviser / CEO office


9:55-10:20 A Miniature Low-Cost MEMS LiDAR System and its Spcietal Impact
  Dr. Jan Kuypers

Head of MEMS

Blickfeld GmbH


Break/Exhibition Hour

Expanding MEMS Business 

●Keynote Address

Introduction of TDK‘s sensor business activities

  Mr. Jun Iida

Head of Marketing Dept., Sensor Systems Business Company 

TDK Corporation

11:30-11:55  Title TBA

Mr. Jean-Christophe Eloy

CEO & President

Yole Developpment


Exhibitors' Presentation Time - Part III


12:55-13:40 Lunch Break/Exhibition Hour
Special Session

●Invited Talk

Monitoring of marine organizms using bio-logging systems

  Prof. Kazushi Miyashita

Professor, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere

Hokkaido University


●Keynote Address

Bosch Deep Silicon Etching shaping MEMS

  Dr. Franz Laermer

 Senior Vice President, Applied Research 1 - Advanced Functional Materials and Microsystem Technologies (CR/AR1 CE-MST) 


14:50-15:15 The SMART Society envisioned by ST
  Dr. Davide Bruno

Director of Marketing and Application


15:15-16:00 Break/Exhibition Hour
●Featured MEMS Start-up2
16:00-16:25 Event-driven MEMS sensors for smart safety monitoring
  Dr. Alissa M. Fitzgerald


A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC

16:25-16:50 MEMS Ultrasonic Time-of-Flight Technology
  Dr. David Horsley

CTO and Co-Founder

Chirp Microsystems

16:50-17:15 MEMS Loudspeakers: Challenges, Technology and Applications
  Dr. Andrea Rusconi-Clerici


USound GmbH

17:15-17:30 R&D, commercialization and making business of the leading multi-axis tactile sensor under collaboration of industry, academia, government, investor and expert
  Mr. Susumu Kaminaga

Representative Director & Chief Executive

SK Global Advisers Co., Ltd.


Grand Finale Outlook



Take a chance with curiosity and enthusiasm

Moderator Mr. Susumu Kaminaga

Representative Director & Chief Executive

SK Global Advisers Co., Ltd.


Panelists Dr. Kurt Petersen Silicon Valley Band of Angels
  Dr. Franz Laermer Bosch
18:10 Closing Remarks


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