MEMS Executive Congress® US 2012

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Platinum Sponsor

Founded in 1980, EV Group (EVG) is a global supplier of wafer bonders, aligners, thin wafer-, temporary bonding and debonding-equipment, photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems for semiconductor, MEMS and emerging nanotechnology markets. 

EV Group holds the dominant share of the market for wafer bonding and debonding equipment and is a leader in lithography for advanced packaging, MEMS and Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL).

The company's unique Triple i-approach (Invent - Innovate - Implement) is supported by a vertical infrastructure, allowing EVG to respond quickly to new technology developments, apply the technology to manufacturing challenges and expedite device manufacturing in high volume.
Headquartered in St. Florian, Austria , EV Group operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe , Arizona ; Albany , New York ; Yokohama and Fukuoka , Japan ; Seoul, South Korea ; and Chung-Li , Taiwan.
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Gold Sponsors

SPTS Technologies designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor and micro-device industries, with focus on the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device and power management markets.
The solutions offered by SPTS include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD, APCVD and large batch vertical furnaces, available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production. Comprehensive service and spare parts support are offered through a worldwide network of service centres and qualified local agents. 
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Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world.
At Applied Materials, our mission is to help turn next generation technology into profitable new market opportunities for our customers. With over 40 years' experience, we are the global leader in creating high-volume nanomanufacturing technology and equipment. In that time, we've helped high-tech manufacturers improve factory efficiency and end-product performance, effectively creating and taking advantage of market growth opportunities.  We are the company behind the scenes of some of the industries that have helped changed the world as we know it. 
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Silver Sponsors

Analog Devices sensor portfolio focuses on motion, sound and temperature. By integrating industry-leading sensor and signal processing technology in every Analog Devices high performance MEMS accelerometer, MEMS gyroscope and MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU); analog and digital temperature sensor; and analog and digital output MEMS microphone, Analog Devices enables the latest innovations in industrial, medical, automotive and consumer design. ADI’s MEMS and sensor portfolio offers the best combinations of power, size, bandwidth, resolution and ruggedness to meet today’s toughest application requirements, delivering robust, cost-effective solutions.

Visit specific MEMS & sensor portfolio and product pages for the latest product information and design support including datasheets, evaluation boards, application notes, and design tools.

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Freescale is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. As a proven leader in high-volume manufacturing, Freescale has an extensive portfolio of acceleration, magnetic, pressure and touch sensors.
Expanding on its more than 30-year heritage of sensor innovation, Freescale's Xtrinsic sensing solutions are designed with the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software to help deliver smart, differentiated sensing applications. Xtrinsic solutions offer ideal blends of functionality and intelligence designed to help our customers differentiate and win in highly competitive markets.
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With over 60 years of engineering experience and thousands of active systems installed worldwide, SUSS MicroTec is amongst the leading suppliers of process equipment for semiconductors and related markets. The solution portfolio covers all performance steps for photomask and wafer processing ranging from cleaning, coating, baking, developing, aligning, to wafer bonding and is complemented by micro-optical components.

From Advanced Packaging to 3D Integration.  SUSS MicroTec has been at the forefront of companies supporting the advanced packaging industry with dedicated lithography solutions. With the trend leading towards 3D architectures for IC integration and packaging, we support 3D Packaging and 3D Interconnect processes with precision equipment for thick resist and high topography applications, Through-Silicon-Via (TSV) manufacturing, bonding and de-bonding solutions, stacking technologies as well as products for the production of CMOS image sensors.

MEMS and Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing. With a full range of wafer-processing equipment and extensive experience in warped wafer handling solutions, SUSS MicroTec has positioned itself as the leader in high-volume Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) manufacturing. Our equipment is specifically designed to handle non-standard substrates like fragile compound semiconductors and incorporates specialized hardware such as coaters, aligners and bonders optimized for LED manufacturing.
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ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power technologies and multimedia convergence applications. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented. In 2011, the Company’s net revenues were $9.73 billion.

ST has a strong focus on delivering solutions that help enrich people’s lives, make society work better, and protect the planet. The Company’s world-class products and technologies serve to:
  • enable the convergence of multimedia and communication in smart consumer devices that help people interact anywhere, anytime;
  • increase energy efficiency all along the energy chain, from power generation to distribution and consumption;
  • provide all aspects of data security and protection;
  • and contribute to helping people live longer and better by enabling emerging healthcare and wellness applications.
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Bronze Sponsors

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe.
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IHS iSuppli technology value chain research and advisory services range from electronic component research to device-specific application market forecasts, from teardown analysis to consumer electronics market trends and analysis and from display device and systems research to automotive telematics, navigation and safety systems research. For more information, please visit and by following on

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Beginning in 1998 with Yole Développement, we have expanded to a group of companies providing market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, media, and financial services. Yole Développement group has grown to more than 50 associates worldwide covering emerging and disruptive silicon and micro manufacturing markets including MEMS, medical technologies (including Microfluidics and BioMEMS), advanced packaging, compound semiconductors, power electronics, LEDs, and photovoltaics. The group supports companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide in understanding markets and following technology trends to grow their businesses.
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Press Sponsors

Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH. It develops and markets micro-mechanical sensors for consumer electronics, mobile phones, safety systems, industrial technology and logistics. The product portfolio includes triaxial geomagnetic and acceleration sensors, triaxial gyroscopes, barometric pressure sensors and a comprehensive software portfolio for various applications. Since its foundation in 2005 Bosch Sensortec emerged as the technology leader in the addressed markets. The Bosch Group has been the global market leader for MEMS sensors since 1998 and has to date sold more than 2 billion MEMS sensors.

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Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE) - headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany - is the largest manufacturer of micromechanical sensors and one of the largest automotive semiconductor manufacturers in Europe. AE is the undisputed market leader for automotive MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors. We design, manufacture, and sell sensors, ASICs, ASSPs, and power semiconductors, based on experience in automotive electronics components of more than 40 years. With sales and application forces located in Europe, North America, Japan, China, and South Korea, AE offers worldwide customer support. In addition to the Bosch Group itself, our customer base includes many well-known ECU makers in the Automotive sector.
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Akustica, Inc. designs, develops, and markets proprietary silicon microphones, speakers and complete acoustic system-on-chip solutions. Through a revolutionary technology known as Sensory Silicon™, Akustica products enable cell phones, PC’s, and other electronic products to sense and respond to the world around them. Leveraging standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes and micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, Akustica fabricates acoustic membranes and other sensor structures in the same chip with analog and digital circuitry.
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 Panel Sponsors

MMIPI Alliance is a global organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services. For more information, visit

MIPI Alliance recently formed the Sensor Birds of a Feather (BoF) Group, open to MIPI member and non-member companies. The Sensor BoF recently held its inaugural face-to-face meeting, where the group discussed the requirements related to integrating sensor devices in mobile systems. To join the Sensor BoF group, visit
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By acquiring “best-in-class” technologies and offering them globally from a centralized source, OEM Group serves both traditional semiconductor fabs, as well as emerging markets. Fully-integrated solutions, world-class service, and applications development––from one cost-effective partner.

We’re a global innovator in 75mm - 200mm equipment and services to the LED, MEMS, wireless, power, energy harvesting, WLP, data storage, and logic markets. Our LEGENDS™ family of products includes the Tegal 900ACS™-Series and 6500™-Series (thin-film etch), Sputtered Films Endeavor™ (PVD), AMS™ (PVD), MRC Eclipse (PVD), AG Heatpulse® (RTP), Varian Sunset (implant), and Lam AutoEtch™ product lines. And within LEGENDS, and as part of our new Chemical Process Technology™ group, we now offer Cintillio™, Scepter, Sirius, Spin-Rinse Dryer, Spray Acid Tool, Spray Solvent Tool and Storm as the result of our May 2011 purchase of Rhetech and Semitool Austria GmbH manual batch tool sales and service operations from Applied Materials.

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Tronics is an international full service MEMS manufacturer. With wafer fabs in France and the USA, and representation in Asia, Tronics provides local support to customers on three continents, and offers one of the broadest technology portfolios in the industry. Tronics services range from MEMS design to high volume MEMS manufacturing.

The company builds reliable supply chains for delivery of MEMS ranging from wafers to custom components, but also supports earlier phases of projects where prototyping is required.

Founded in 1997, Tronics has 14 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and packaging accelerometers, gyroscopes, micropumps, pressure sensors, switches, biodetectors and many more MEMS.
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MEMS Technology Showcase Sponsor

Movea is the leading provider of data fusion and motion processing firmware, software, and IP for the consumer electronics industry. Thriving on its portfolio of more than 440 patents, Movea's licenses our unique SmartFusion™ technologies to customers in three primary markets: mobile, Interactive TV, and sports. Our platform of data fusion engines, developer tools and data models enable our customers and partners to quickly and easily add interactivity and awareness to their products. As a result, our customers can reduce the risk, cost, and time-to-market for delivering compelling new features that differentiate their products, enhance the consumer experience, and deliver more end-user value.

The growth of interactive entertainment, mobility and cloud computing is driving significant convergence across diverse markets and enormous demand for new data fusion features in a wide range of applications: mobile device control, indoor navigation, home entertainment, tennis, golf, wellness, gaming and many more. With deep experience in sensors, signal processing, human motion and human-device interaction, Movea is strategically positioned as a technology provider to OEMs systems integrators, and semiconductor vendors, enabling our customers to capitalize on the growing market demand for new levels of intelligence, interactivity and ease-of-use.

Movea SmartFusion processing algorithms and IP are the main ingredients for the company’s solutions. We are able to mix and combine these fundamental elements through a data fusion “chemistry”. This Chemistry of SmartFusion enables rapid prototyping of new features by combining atomic building blocks into molecules of richer, more complex features.

Products & Services
Movea’s product offerings include: SmartMotion® for Interactive TV, MotionCore™ firmware for mobile, and MoveFit™ for sports and wellness. These solutions, combined with our developer tools and data models, enable customers to easily integrate advanced capabilities like motion processing, context awareness, activity monitoring and data fusion into their products. Building on Movea’s SmartFusion technologies transforms the user experience – providing a natural, intuitive way to interact with your devices through movement, gestures, activity monitoring, contextual awareness, indoor navigation and more – and opens new revenue streams for OEM’s and service providers by adding differentiating features that dramatically enhance the User Expereince and increase customer loyalty. Visit for further details.

Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a US subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world.
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Wednesday Dinner Sponsor

Maxim is a world-wide leader in the design, development and manufacture of the analog and mixed-signal devices that enable all four of these key interactions.

Markets Served: Maxim’s products are used in a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics equipment including consumer products, personal computers and peripherals, handheld electronics, wireless and fiber communications, test equipment, instrumentation, video displays, and automotive applications.

Competitive Advantage: Product quality and reliability. Maxim has analog solutions for all systems.

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Thursday Dinner Sponsor

X-FAB MEMS Foundry offers unsurpassed experience, expertise and execution with its high-volume MEMS manufacturing service. The first ever pure-play MEMS foundry, X-FAB draws on more than 15 years MEMS manufacturing experience and continues to meet the new demands for this rapidly expanding and exciting group of technologies in terms of time to market, quality assurance, high yield and supply-chain management tools. 
Operating from five fabs for MEMS and CMOS processes and an ecosystem of manufacturing and design partners, X-FAB is the proven choice for process development and installation, process capability, design support and long-term manufacturing stability. As well as customer specific process installation, X-FAB offers a range of qualified, in-production, open-platform processes and IP blocks for key MEMS types that enable our customers to have the fastest time to market in the foundry industry.
To discover how X-FAB MEMS Foundry can make the winning difference to your MEMS and CMOS sensor business, please visit.
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Networking Lunch Sponsor

Kionix, Inc., located in Ithaca, New York, USA, is a globally recognized MEMS inertial sensor manufacturer, offering high-performance, low-power accelerometers, gyroscopes, and combination sensors, as well as comprehensive software libraries that support a full range of sensor combinations, operating systems and hardware platforms. Leading companies worldwide utilize Kionix sensors and total system solutions to enable motion-based functionality in their consumer electronics, automotive, healthcare, and industrial products. Kionix is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co., Ltd. of Japan and is ISO 9001:2008 and TS16949 certified.
Thursday Lunch Sponsor

Plan Optik AG, a high tech glass processor, existing since 1972 and based in Germany, has focused more and more on MEMS related products from glass or similar materials (mainly borosilicate glass wafers used for wafer level packaging of MEMS).
Within the last years, Plan Optik - Wafers set the standard for glass wafers of this still young market.  In the near future the technologies developed and used by Plan Optik will set new standards in consumer electronics - especially for mobile phones and DVD pickup heads of the newest generation.
Plan Optik is already serving customers in Asia, North America and Europe such as Infineon, Motorola, Samsung, Honeywell, Zeiss and Bosch.  Markets Served: MEMS, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronic.
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Post-Dinner Networking Sponsor

Coventor is the leading provider of MEMS design automation solutions. Its platform of 3D simulation tools and MEMS expertise significantly reduce the time, cost and effort to optimize performance and bring increasingly complex MEMS devices to market. Coventor’s tools combine the capacity and accuracy required for high performance MEMS design and offer an integrated approach to enabling MEMS+IC design.Its solutions are embraced by industry experts who agree that “build and test” is no longer an option as a design platform for MEMS. 
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Break Sponsor

Founded in 2003, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC is a MEMS product development firm that provides services in MEMS prototyping and short-run fabrication, multiphysics finite element modeling and fracture prediction, foundry selection and technology transfer, and technology strategy consulting.
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Fries Research & Technology GmbH (FRT) offers a comprehensive range of metrological surface measuring systems for the non-destructive investigation of topography, profile, film thickness, roughness, abrasion and many other properties. More than 400 reputable international companies from the automotive, semiconductor, MEMS, optical, photovoltaic and many other industries equip their R&D and production departments with FRT metrology systems.

FRT operates from Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and maintains subsidiaries in China, Switzerland and the United States. Additionally, FRT provides a distribution and service network in the USA, Asia and Europe.
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IntelliSense ignited the MEMS industry in the early 1990’s with its IntelliSuite® family of innovative CAD tools and is now a leading innovator and supplier of design and development solutions for the MEMS professional. With users in more than 35 countries, IntelliSense offers software tools and custom design, consulting, fabrication, and market research services to universities, blue-chip companies and start-ups worldwide. With a broad range of services and strategic partnerships throughout the supply chain, IntelliSense truly provides a one-stop MEMS solution.
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SILEX MICROSYSTEMS AB is the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry. We service the advanced MEMS and heterogenous packaging needs of the world's leading companies. With production operations totaling 25,000 square feet with dedicated lines for both 6" and 8" wafers, Silex has successfully completed over 300 MEMS projects with over 100 corporate customers. Silex' Sil-Via(r) has provided advanced TSV solutions in production for over 5 years. Silex' core technologies enable some of the world's brightest innovations.
Since our beginnings in 2000, Silex has been a dedicated manufacturer of customized MEMS products, operating as an independent MEMS foundry. We offer unparalleled processing power in the world’s first dedicated eight-inch pure play MEMS foundry fab.
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Salsa Sponsor

Maxim is a world-wide leader in the design, development and manufacture of the analog and mixed-signal devices that enable all four of these key interactions.

Markets Served: Maxim’s products are used in a wide variety of microprocessor-based electronics equipment including consumer products, personal computers and peripherals, handheld electronics, wireless and fiber communications, test equipment, instrumentation, video displays, and automotive applications.

Competitive Advantage: Product quality and reliability. Maxim has analog solutions for all systems.

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Mobile App Sponsor
Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology offers flexible, configurable process tools and leading-edge processes for the precise, controllable and repeatable engineering of micro- and nano-structures. Our systems provide process solutions for nanometre layer epitaxial growth of compound semiconductor material, etching of nanometre sized features and the controlled growth of nanostructures. These solutions are based on core technologies in plasma-enhanced deposition and etch, ion-beam deposition and etch, atomic layer deposition and deep silicon etch. Products range from compact stand-alone systems for R&D, through batch tools and up to clustered cassette-to-cassette platforms for high-throughput production processing.
Wireless Internet Sponsor

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing MEMS products and services.
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Restroom Sponsor

Founded in 1973, ACUTRONIC ( has grown to be a recognized supplier of motion simulators and test equipment for gyro- and accelerometer-based sensors. ACUTRONIC products cover the spectrum of motion testing needs for the MEMS industry. Our product line ranges from single-axis rate tables to multi-axis motion simulators; from low-precision to high-precision; with and without temperature chambers; and with limited or unlimited rotation. ACUTRONIC continues to develop new products and services to meet the unique testing needs of the MEMS industry.
ACUTRONIC also recognizes that many MEMS companies either are not ready to make the investment in testing equipment, do not have in-house motion testing expertise, or only have short-term needs for R&D testing. To help meet this demand ACUTRONIC offers the ability to rent test time in our motion test facility or lease motion test equipment.
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Program Sponsor
MEMS Journal is the only independent publication that provides comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in the rapidly emerging MEMS industry. Their Weekly Newsletter reports on the top MEMS stories from 8500+ sources worldwide. They cover the most notable MEMS industry and R&D developments to ensure that our subscribers explore and take advantage of the latest business development, commercialization and partnership opportunities. MEMS Journal newsletter also reports on the newly granted MEMS patents. 
We were founded in 2003, currently have 21,200+ subscribers worldwide and attract top-level executives, engineers and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS community.
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Supporting Sponsor

The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) provides design and fabrication services to the U.S. research community.  Our engineers offer a complete range of technical support to assist researchers who need a trusted partner at any project phase, including early-stage development, design and modeling, prototype fabrication and low-volume manufacturing.  Since 1999, MNX has completed more than 2400 customized process sequences for over 900 organizations.
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Imec performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China, India and Japan. Its staff of about 1,900 people includes more than 500 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2010, imec's revenue (P&L) was 285 million euro.
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Media Sponsor

Solid State Technology’s magazine, e-Newsletters and website are seen by 273,000+ engineering and management professionals in 181 countries each month—more than any other electronics manufacturing-focused media provider delivers. These influential professionals have relied on Solid State Technology for more than 55 years. And as markets such as MEMS have emerged, we have become a primary resource for those decision makers as well.

In Solid State Technology Magazine, our MEMS direct e-Newsletter and the MEMS channel on our website (, we focus on MEMS manufacturing and packaging challenges and new integrationstrategies.

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