MIG Conference – Japan

Takeshi Ito
Chief Technology Officer, Head of Technology
Sony Mobile Communications

Overview of Professional Experience
  • Takeshi was appointed Chief Technology Officer and Head of Technology of Sony Mobile Communications on 1st October 2012.
  • From 2011, Takeshi was Vice President, in charge of Research within Technology, Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications).
  • From 2009 to 2011, Takeshi held the position of General Manager, in charge or R&D within Silicon Valley Development, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
  • Takeshi joined Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications in 2003. He has held various senior management positions within the company over the last ten years.
  • Takeshi joined Sony Kihara Research Center in 1996 as a system engineer, moved to Sony Computer Entertainment in 1998.
Educational Background
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, Tokyo, 1996.

Xi Wang
Director General
Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology

Prof. Wang graduated from Tsinghua University in 1987, and received a Master Degree and a Ph.D of Materials Physics in 1990 and 1993, respectively, from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences.  He worked as a Research Assistant of SIMIT from 1993 to 1994.  

During this period, he worked in Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization as a visiting scholar from July 1993 to May 1994.  He then worked successively as an Associate Researcher, Deputy Head of Laboratory, Researcher and Head of Laboratory from 1994 to 2004.  During that time, he worked in Forschungszentrum Rossendorf as a “Humboldt” Fellow from May 1996 to June 1998.  

He was awarded the Special Government Allowance of the State Council in 1998, as well as the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 1999.  He was elected as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, and has been the General Director of SIMIT since July 2010.


Leopold Beer
Regional President Asia Pacific
BOSCH Sensortec
Leopold Beer joined Bosch Sensortec shortly after its foundation in 2006 and has been working as a sales director and afterwards global marketing director. Since March 2013 he is the Regional President of Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Bosch Sensortec, Leopold Beer held various engineering and managerial positions in the semiconductor and the automotive industry.

Speaker Abstract

Mastering the MEMS Supply Chain Challenge

MEMS devices where initially employed in significant volumes for Automotive applications. With the upcoming of the Smartphone market, the shipment of MEMS components also surged. This one on hand due to the growing Smartphone market as such and on other hand due to the increased Smartphone equipment rate with sensors for different parameters. Given the example of Bosch Sensortec that started in 2006 with one product line (Accelerometers) into the mobile device market and operates 10 different product lines today. (Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, Magnetometers, eCompass, IMU, 9Axes Combo, Senor Nodes, Pressure Sensors, Humidity Sensors, Environmental sensor clusters). This shows that besides the technological challenges involved, the supply chain for delivering the related components in high volumes and at high flexibility is far from being trivial. Further complexity is added by the fact that the rule “one product – one process” is still valid and typical MEMS Sensors contain more than one component in one package. This presentation will show how Bosch Sensortec masters this requirements today and will also provide a perspective towards the upcoming challenges related to this topic.

Raoul Klingner
Director of International Business Development
Dr Raoul Klingner is Director of International Business Development of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Munich. He started his professional career at the Swiss Institute of Materials Science and Testing EMPA in 2001. In 2005 he received is Doctoral degree from the chair of Building Physics at the department of Architecture at the Swiss Technical University of Zurich (ETH). In 2005 he joined the Strategy and Internal Research Programmes division of the Fraunhofer headquarters in Munich. He was involved in strategic projects with respect to the central strategy and R&D portfolio of Fraunhofer, the development of the excellence  programme ‘Fraunhofer Attract’ and established new central business development activities at Fraunhofer.

In May 2010 he became Director of the International Business Development at the headquarters. The department manages the international activities and networks of Fraunhofer abroad and supports institutionalized cooperation with leading foreign research entities in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Speaker Abstract

Bridging the Gap between Science and Industry - The Fraunhofer Model

Abstract Fraunhofer was founded in 1949 and grew into Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Fraunhofer currently employs over 23,000 people in Germany, is internationally networked, and manages an R&D budget of over 2 Billion Euros per year. An important step for Fraunhofer to become an integral component of the German innovation system was the introduction of the Fraunhofer Model of financing based on a performance-related system of financial management. The underlying model of the allocation and distribution of public funding to Fraunhofer that is subsequently passed on to specific research groups is one of the success factors of Fraunhofer. Fraunhofer is convinced of its decentralized organizational model. Fraunhofer is comprised of 67 Institutes in Germany working in different fields, under one legal framework, and with a strong brand value. Every Fraunhofer Institute is affiliated with a German University and every institute director simultaneously holds a chair at the affiliated university. It is the challenge for the headquarter organization to balance the intended competition of individual Fraunhofer Institutes with complementary cooperation in science among Fraunhofer-Institutes, especially when coming from different knowledge domains; however, this goal results in a significant advantage. The unique strengths of Fraunhofer offer system solutions in a world with increasingly complex R&D challenges. While growing to become the largest organization on Europe to focus on applied research it is the challenge to remain an agile organization that is flexible in organizational structure. Fraunhofer has reached a well-recognized position in the European innovation landscape. It is often referred to by science and governments as a role model for innovation policy and a key element of the latest successes in the German economy. The presentation will explain Fraunhofer as an organizational paradigm and its underlying management model to elaborate on the challenges of managing a research organization.

Babak Taheri
Vice President and General Manager
Freescale Semiconductor

David Uze is Vice President of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. and President & Representative Director of Freescale Japan. 

Mr. Uze received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Iowa. David has lived in Asia since 1989. Through his experience at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu International, he acquired Japanese language skills, cultural grounding and familiarity with business practices specific to the Japanese market.

Mr. Uze accumulated a great deal of experience in embedded systems, embedded solutions and the embedded processor business through senior leadership roles in the wireless communication industry in Asia-Pacific, including LCC/Ericsson, MSI/Marconi and Metatron Technologies.

While at Dell, Inc., Mr. Uze managed the company’s portfolio of Fortune 1000 accounts as General Manager and helped adapt Dell’s offerings to the specific requirements of the Japanese market. 

At Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), he served as president of AMD Japan where he was instrumental in growing AMD’s business with key Japanese manufacturers. In 2006, Mr. Uze was promoted to lead AMD’s commercial business across Asia Pacific.
Mr. Uze brings to Freescale more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in Japan and Asia.

Daido Uchida
General Manager, Technology Marketing & Development Center
Daido Uchida is a R&D Center Manager of Omron Management Center of America, a North American headquarter of Omron Corporation in Kyoto, Japan. 

R&D Center based in Silicon Valley seeks advanced technologies and collaborative partnership in the field of sensing and control, Omron’s core technology, in North America as well as globally. Uchida’s main focus includes but not limited to green technology and future factory automation with minimum energy consumption. 

Uchida has more than 10 years of experience in micro optics. He developed a microfabrication processing for microlens with diameters as small as 10 micrometres, which is fundamental for modern high-quality liquid-crystal projector and backlight. As a member of Standardization Committee of Japan Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association, he works on establishing domestic (JIS) and international (ISO) standards for microlens. In the past 5 year, he had engaged in R&D strategy and planning for Omron core technology. He holds a M.S. in semiconductor electronics from Kansai University.

Speaker Abstract

Vibration-Driven Energy Harvester for Wireless Sensor Network

In recent years, the so called M2M (Machine to Machine) system - which transfers the information automatically between devices without human intervention – has emerged as a key factor in the communications field. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) to analyze collected the large amount of small bits of information around us has attracted attention as a system that produces a new service in M2M. One of the problems in WSN is how to supply electric power to a number of sensor nodes. It is desirable for that each node is battery-less, in consideration of the complications and/or expense of the battery exchange. In his presentation, Mr. Uchida will introduce a battery-less wireless sensor node using a vibration-driven electret energy harvester and will also share examples of its application.