Hilton Head 2022

Events » Sensorization Journey

The MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) is pleased to bring their Sensorization Journey to Hilton Head 2022. This exciting and informative session will cover topics including students moving to industry, prototypes moving to production, and sensors moving to new markets. Please join us!

2:00 - 2:20 PM SEMI MSIG Intro & Industry update

MSIG will provide an overview and update on various R&D programs within the community.

Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director SEMI MEMS and Sensors Industry Group
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Tim Brosnihan currently serves as Executive Director of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) at SEMI. The MSIG consortia represents hundreds of companies across the world, furthering the advancement of the MEMS and sensors ecosystem critical to smart devices, big data and IoT. With a goal of connecting companies, technologists and business leaders to collaborate and innovate, MSIG is positioned to promote and grow the global MEMS and sensors supply chain, helping the industry thrive. Prior to joining SEMI, Tim held various management roles in the semiconductor and MEMS industry at Analog Devices, Qualcomm, and Cirrus Logic. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2:20 - 2:50 PM SEMI MSIG Emerging Leaders

A 30-minute MSIG Emerging Leaders discussion panel will offer their unique insights and answer student's and early-career professional's questions. The Emerging Leaders will give their perspectives including emerging new technologies for the future, dealing with global challenges, and advice and tips for MEMS students ready to enter the workforce. This is a great opportunity to interact with highly regarded and successful MEMS and Sensors engineers. Don't miss it!

Tzeno Galchev, Analog Devices, USA

Thomas Li, Principal Engineer, MEMS Design, NXP, USA
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Thomas Li is currently working at NXP Semiconductors as Principal MEMS Design Engineer. His efforts primarily focus on the development of high accuracy inertia transducers for automotive active safety applications. Prior to joining NXP Semiconductors, Thomas was a MEMS Design Engineer at Harman International for MEMS microphone development. Thomas is a graduate from Purdue University where he earned a Ph.D., and the University of Michigan with a Master's degree, both in Mechanical Engineering.

2:50 - 3:10 PM Lab-to-Fab Journey

This event shares stories to inspire and educate the MEMS and microsystems community on the challenges of taking prototypes to mass production, as well as lessons learned and best practices.

Mary Ann Maher, SoftMEMS, USA

Michelle Bourke, Sr Director of Strategic Marketing, LAM Research, USA
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Michelle Bourke received her B.Sc. degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, UK. Subsequently she joined the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), where she worked on advanced processing methods for GaAs/AlGaAs optoelectronic devices. In 1997 she entered the semiconductor capital equipment industry as a technologist and has since accrued more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor technology, strategy, and new product development. She is a specialist in fabrication technologies for MEMS, Power Devices, RF Electronics and Optoelectronics.

Michelle is a frequent presenter at leading industry forums and also serves on many committees and industry councils. In November of 2018, she was inducted into the Semi MEMS and Sensors Industry Group Hall of Fame and in 2020 she was a Silicon Valley YWCA Tribute to Women Honoree. Michelle is currently Chair of the Semi MEMS Manufacturing Working Group and Co-chair of the Semi MEMs Standards Committee.

Michelle Joined Lam Research in 2015 and is currently Senior Director of Strategic Marketing in Lam's Customer Support Business Group.

3:10 - 3:40 PM Bench-to-Market (B2M) Competition

The Hilton Head Workshop is pleased to announce the 2022 Bench-to-Market Award, which will be given to a team of young researchers (students or recent graduates) with solid plans to turn their research into innovative products that could visibly impact the global economy in 5-7 years. Don't miss this live event where finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts!

3:40 - 4:00 PM Sensorization for Smart Cities

Join this exciting discussion on the rapidly growing Smart Cities Sector and the sensors that will enable safe, comfortable, energy efficient living for billions of urban dwellers.

Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director SEMI MEMS and Sensors Industry Group

Austin Harris, Center for Urban Informatics and Progress, USA
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Austin Harris earned his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During his time at university, Austin worked in a research lab where he focused on signal processing for wearable technologies. He is an experienced enterprise solutions architect and co-author of "Kubeflow Operations Guide: Managing On-Premise and Cloud Deployments".

Austin is currently the Testbed Manager at the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress where he is responsible for leading the implementation of the MLK Smart Corridor, Chattanooga's smart city testbed, which provides an end-to-end platform for smart city and connected vehicle research.

He works closely with agencies, academic institutions, and industry partners to pilot and evaluate innovative technologies and concepts to address the challenges of modern urbanization.

Stephen Bart, TDK-InvenSense, USA