The International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) is the only manufacturing development center focused on the integration of semiconductor based processes and materials into new generation smart sensors and photonics devices. ICAMR serves as an open-innovation platform for the development of these devices through collaborative programs and shared access to the deposition of III-V and other advanced materials on silicon wafers via state-of-the-art process equipment, metrology tools and testing platforms. ICAMR will operate the new, 100,000 square foot, $200 million Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in a new industrial park in Osceola County, Florida.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital investments. Enterprise Florida recruits new business to the state, and works to retain and expand existing industry and business.
As the nation’s second-largest university with 60,000 students and research strengths in areas including optics and photonics, engineering, energy, modelling & simulation and more, the University of Central Florida is fueling innovation and economic development throughout the state. The university is a founding partner ·in the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), a not-for-profit consortium based on a proven industry-led public-private partnership model to drive advanced manufacturing of emerging technologies – initially focused on smart sensors. ···ICAMR will provide manufacturing solutions to industry partners that accelerate the commercialization of new technologies.
The Florida High Tech Corridor Council is an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF). The Corridor’s mission is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.
Through those partnerships, more than 25 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs), 14 state and community colleges and 12 workforce boards, come together in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that supports matching funds research, marketing, workforce development and entrepreneurship.
Applied Materials is a leading equipment supplier to the semiconductor, display and solar industries and a global leader in using precision materials engineering to solve customer’s high value problems. Applied Materials is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with Global Manufacturing, Engineering and R&D Centers in Germany, Italy, Israel, India, Singapore, Taiwan, China.
Founded in 1958, ROHM (CEO Satoshi Sawamura) offers system solutions for a broad range of markets, including consumer devices, mobile phones and telecommunications, and automotive equipment. ROHM provides LSIs and discrete semiconductors characterized by outstanding quality and reliability through a global development and sales network. Headquartered in Kyoto, the company had consolidated net sales for the fiscal year ended March 2015 of 362 billion yen and currently employs 20,843.
The Next Generation M2M Consortium was created to develop a new generation ICT society by integration of various cross-industry services on advanced social infrastructure. Various companies and organizations, including Telecom Carriers, HW/SW vendors, etc., have joined key activities (e.g. solving business/ technical issues, define common interfaces, PoC) to develop new M2M Services. The Chairman is Prof. Morikawa, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,the University of Tokyo, and main board members are NEC, Oracle, Fujitsu, and Hitachi. There are 140 members as of March 2015. NGM2M has two main sub-working groups (IPSWG and ExchangeSWG) who are working on a OneM2M IoT standard·as Type-II member to watch and contribute for IoT horizontal technical interface.
ams AG is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions and analog ICs. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology. ams's high-performance analog products drive applications requiring extreme precision, dynamic range, sensitivity, and ultra-low power consumption. Products include sensors, sensor interfaces, power management and wireless ICs for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets. With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 1,800 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS).
Founded in 1922, the Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified manufacturer centered on chemistry. Throughout more than nine decades of growth, we have continued to proactively diversify and adapt our operating portfolio to changes in the economy, changes in society, and changes in the environment. We are now a major global enterprise with operations in the four business sectors of Chemicals & Fibers, Housing & Construction Materials, Electronics, and Health Care and having consolidated annual sales of some $18 billion with 29 thousand employees and 130 consolidated subsidiaries.
Kionix, Inc., a ROHM Group Company and a global leader in MEMS inertial sensor manufacturing, offers high-performance, low-power accelerometers, gyroscopes, and combination sensors along with comprehensive software libraries that support a full range of sensors, operating systems and hardware platforms in the consumer, automotive, health & fitness, and industrial sectors.
PNI Sensor Corporation develops high-performance sensor fusion algorithms for extracting useful data from low-cost sensors found in smartphones and consumer products. Its sensor fusion IP is further enhanced by running on top of its ultra-low power SENtral sensor-hub coprocessor enabling always-on context, motion tracking and Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR) that is accurate, reliable and extremely low power. PNI is the only company that has developed both the algorithms and the sensor-hub hardware in house enabling a true optimization of power and performance that cannot be achieved by companies providing algorithms, generic MCUs or even a solution resulting from a partnership between the two.
Always-on, always-aware, always low power; QuickLogic Corporation is the leading provider of ultra-low power, customizable sensor processing platforms, and display and connectivity semiconductor solutions, for smartphone, tablet, wearable, and mobile enterprise OEMs. Built with unique combinations of standard products and QuickLogic's patented programmable logic, the companyÕs silicon-plus-software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. QuickLogic's EOSª sensor processing platform, ArcticLink¨ 3 S2 sensor hub and SenseMeª algorithm library are designed specifically for consumer mobile devices where high accuracy and ultra-low power consumption are the key to product success.
Tousimis is a globally recognized manufacturer of highly reliable CPD systems based in the Washington, DC metro area with global sales and service support. Over four decades of experience perfecting our technique with ground breaking design and patented firsts have created our present day technological edge. Our process delicately preserves micro & Nano 3-D structure with reproducibility. This broad spectrum capability enables success in the following applications: MEMS / Bio-MEMS / AeRoGEL / Nano Particle / Carbon Nanotubes / Graphene / MOF and WHATEVER others you can imagine. We are honored to be a member of the Sensor community and proud to be a Conference Sponsor.
If you have a smartphone, an automobile, a wireless wearable activity tracker, you already own a couple dozen sensors whose underlying technologies that were pioneered at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. BSAC is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for (Microelectromechanical) Sensors & Systems (MEMS). New research in progress at BSAC will have even greater impacts on consumer, industrial, and medical products. Come take a look at what 39 International Industrial Member companies and 160 researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Davis are planning for you.
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) enables secure, embedded processing solutions for the Internet of Tomorrow. Freescale’s solutions drive a more innovative and connected world, simplifying our lives and making us safer. While serving the world’s largest companies, Freescale is also committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, enabling the next generation of innovators.
Ilika Technologies invents, tests and selects materials in the laboratory that can be selected for scale-up and everyday commercial use. Ilika’s unique process is far quicker and more efficient than traditional materials discovery processes. Ilika uses rapid, high throughput, or combinatorial, techniques which involve the rapid synthesis of a large number of different structurally related materials in a few automated steps.
Ilika focuses on two sectors: · Energy, where Ilika assesses materials for their greater capacity for energy storage and conversion efficiency, for example: all solid state or thin-film-based batteries, fuel cell electro catalysts. · Electronics, where materials created by Ilika rapidly improve the performance and efficiency of a range of electronic components, such as digital memory devices and sensors. Ilika’s proposition is all about speed and efficiency: speed of materials discovery, enabling rapid commercialization and efficient production. Ilika is involved in the development of materials for large, global markets addressing clear society needs.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless communications technologies. Qualcomm's licensing business is operated by Qualcomm Technology Licensing, or QTL, a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, which owns the vast majority of Qualcomm's patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of mobile devices and digital communications equipment, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and micro-electronic manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
American Elements is the world’s largest materials science company with a catalogue of 12,000+ products including high purity chemicals and metals, semiconductors, nanoparticles and isotopes for high technologies such as battery & hydrogen storage, solar energy and automotive/aerospace. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and China.
The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership on a mission to aggressively attract, retain and grow jobs for the Orlando region while advocating, championing, and educating in support of efforts to improve competitive position. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando – a region of about 4,000 square miles and 2.2. million people. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies locate and expand in the four-county Orlando region.
For over 40 years, Roger Grace has had responsibilities in design engineering, applications engineering, project management, and sales and marketing for major electronics manufacturers. Since 1982, he has been a technology marketing consultant providing a broad range of services to domestic and international clients.