MEMS: Current Status and Future Directions

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Date: May 11, 2016 at 12 PM ET

Free to attend

Length: Approximately one hour

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In 2015, the MEMS market did not grow as much as we initially expected. In the past, the Smart Phone industry was a strong driver of the MEMS industry with ever increasing volume. Today, MEMS are becoming commodity products with very low price. The webcast will review the latest market data and forecasts for the future. The MEMS “commoditization” paradox will be discussed as well as latest technical trends (sensors combos, packaging).

Speakers: 

EM_4_[1]Dr. Eric Mounier, MEMS Senior Analyst, Yole Développement

Dr. Eric Mounier has a PhD in microelectronics from the INPG in Grenoble. He previously worked at CEA LETI R&D lab in Grenoble, France in marketing dept. Since 1998 he is a cofounder of Yole Développement, a market research company based in Fr ance. At Yole Développement, the “More than Moore” market research and strategy consulting company, Dr. Eric Mounier is in charge of market analysis for MEMS & Sensors, visible and IR imagers (CIS, microbolometers), semiconductors, printed electronics and photonics (e.g. Silicon photonics). He has contributed to more than 200 marketing & technological analysis and 100 reports. Eric is also an expert at the OMNT (“Observatoire des Micro & Nanotechnologies”) for Optics.

image007Philippe Robert, Manager of the Microsystem Components Laboratory, CEA Leti

Philippe Robert received a M.Sc. degree in optical electronic in 91 from the university of Grenoble, and a Ph.D in electrical engineering in 96, from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG). From 1996 to 1998, he worked as R&D engineer at SILMAG S.A, to develop new TSV interconnections for hard disk silicon magnetic heads. From 1998 to 2001, he was part of the technical staff of THALES-AVIONICS Sensor Unit, where he was in charge of silicon and quartz inertial sensors developments. In 2001, he joined CEA-LETI where he was involved in several projects on RF-MEMS. He is presently manager of the Microsystem Components Laboratory. He has authored or co-authored about 40 journal papers and conference contributions, and he holds more than 40 patents dealing with MEMS, NEMS and packaging.

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