SensorsCon Program, March 21, 2012

Emergence of a $Trillion MEMS Sensor Market

Janusz Bryzek Janusz Bryzek
Development, MEMS and Sensor Solutions
Fairchild Semiconductor

Current MEMS market is dominated by sensors and estimated at about $10B, with applications spanning across multiple industries. Convergence of MEMS, wireless connectivity and Internet opened unique opportunity for a broad range of new sensor applications, fueling the next technological revolution. This revolution is expected to free humans from manual labor, enabling them to focus on creative work. First example of such revolution can be seen in mobile market, wherein in just 4 years from iPhone introduction market grew from zero to absorbing several billion sensors (microphone, acceleration sensors, gyroscopes, magnetic and pressure sensors). In this presentation Dr. Bryzek will overview market trends validating growth potential to $ 1trillion.

About Janusz Bryzek

Bryzek received his MSEE and Ph.D. from Warsaw Technical University, Poland. He completed Executive Management Program at Stanford University. Janusz cofounded eight Silicon Valley MEMS companies: Sensym (now Honeywell), ICSensors (now Elmos/MSI), NovaSensor (now General Electric), Intelligent MicroSensor Technology (now Maxim), Transparent Networks (now Intel), LVSI (now Atmel), Jyve (now Fairchild Semiconductor), and strategic marketing consulting BN Ventures. Currently Bryzek is VP Development, MEMS and Sensor Solutions, at Fairchild Semiconductor, after acquisition of Jyve Inc. in November 2010, Some of his developments include multiple world’s first technologies: disposable blood pressure sensor, SenstableTM piezoresistor process, fusion bonded pressure sensors, DRIE based vertically integrated pressure sensors with AlGe wafer bond, single chip 1200 MEMS mirror array with integrated VLSI drivers and unique 6DOF inertial sensors. Bryzek has published over 200 papers, wrote sections of 4 books, chaired many international conferences and has 20 issued and many recently filed US patents. He was actively involved in standardization of Disposable Blood Pressure Transducers released by AAMI in 1984 and Smart Transducer Interface IEEE-1451 released as several sub-standards in the 1990s. In 1989 he was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arthur Young. In 1994 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sensors Magazine for the achievements in MEMS field. In 2003 he was awarded a lifetime Achievement Award by MANCEF.

Sensors and Mobile Devices

Kevin A. Shaw Kevin A. Shaw
Chief Technology Officer
Sensor Platforms, Inc.

Sensors make mobile devices exciting. Touch, voice, motion, position and more. They are your primary interface with your phone and tablet. However, mobile devices are getting smarter and sensors have a lot more to offer. We look at the current use of sensors and see how sensors will make mobile devices even more exciting.

About Kevin A. Shaw

Kevin A. Shaw has over 20 years of experience in MEMS and semiconductors. He has designed and built MEMS and written the algorithms to understand them. He has a Ph.D. in MEMS from Cornell University and a M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is currently Chief Technology Officer at Sensor Platforms.




Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Applied to Logistics: Opportunities and Challenges

Paul Berenberg Paul Berenberg
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions

This presentation will explore challenging technical requirements for WSN (Wireless Sensors Network) in logistics. In addition comparisons will be made with other applications. Further the speaker will cover the economical challenges for using WSN in tracking.

About Paul Berenberg

Paul Berenberg is the architect of CGTS (Cubic Global Tracking Solutions) ultra-low power ad-hoc wireless mesh networking system for transportation and logistics applications. He spearheaded this FIPS secure and exceptionally scalable mesh solution from inception to deployment for DoD Next Generation Wireless Communication for Logistics Applications (NGWC). Paul directs CGTS software organization responsible for design, development, and test of short range wireless solutions. Prior to joining CGTS, Paul worked as the member of technical staff at Dust Networks where he became passionate about Internet of Things. He has over 20 years of engineering, management, and entrepreneurship experience.

Wireless Sensor Devices and Sensor Network Applications for Smart Grid /Smart Cities

William Kao William Kao
California Polytechnic Institute

There is a general consensus that the current power grid is reaching its limitations and that smart grid technology will be needed to increase efficiency, reliability, and security, as well as to reduce the environmental impact of supplying the electrical power needs of the 21st century. Sensor devices and sensor networks will be a key enabler to provide “real time” information for the smart grid to respond to real-time demands. The measurements that are needed for smart grid sensing fall into the categories of voltage sensing, current sensing, temperature sensing, moisture sensing, continuity sensing and phase measurements. An overview of current sensor device and sensor network technologies will be presented along with their key applications onto smart buildings, home energy management systems, intelligent city transportation systems, urban precision agriculture, city environment, etc.

About William Kao

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He has worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 years holding senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems. Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds seven software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and at the California Polytechnic Institute in San Jose. Dr. Kao is the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is currently a Board Member. Dr. Kao currently serves as an advisor and consultant for several local Clean Tech firms. Dr. Kao is a Clean Technology consultant for the China Government where he taught courses to officials on “Low Carbon Economy”, and consults on Energy Storage, Green Cities and Smart Grid; consults for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities, government research institutions and local industry; and consults for the Malaysian Government on Major Emerging Technologies for a new Knowledge Based Economy.

Sensor Network Security and Guaranteed Alert Delivery

Qi  Chen Qi Chen
Solutions Engineer
Sprint Nextel

As the number of connected devices grow exponentially in the past couple of years, more and more issues are being exposed, especially in security. Due to the inherent low cost nature of most of the M2M devices, having complex encryption and decryption algorithms on the device seems infeasible. This problem becomes extremely important for sensor networks and communications. In telemetry, remote sensor devices typically have small footprint and processing power, how to secure sensor data and the communication with limited hardware resource has become an active research area. In addition to addressing the security issue, how to ensure the sensor device is trusted plays an critical role in solving the sensor communication security issue. In order to protect the integrity of the sensor data and information, a trust zone needs to be established.

About Qi Chen

Qi was born in Beijing, China. He received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with distinction from Communication University of China in 2003, his Master of Science (engineering) in Electrical Engineering from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK in 2004, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas in 2009. Prior to joining Sprint, he worked as a research engineer at mZeal communications in Massachusetts. Throughout his graduate study at the University of Kansas, Qi did two internships at the Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL) in Burlingame in 2007 and 2008. His main responsibilities were design and construct 3G/4G mobile arrays, and conduct baseline performance evaluations. His graduate research work involves software defined radio design and application, wireless communication systems. His main research area at mZeal involves designing and prototyping cognitive radios/networks, cognitive processing, simulation of the wireless network.

Standards-based Reliable Wireless Sensor Networking

Thomas Watteyne Thomas Watteyne
Networking Design Engineer
Linear Technology/Dust Networks

The Internet of Things revolution is quietly coming, and with it an epochal turnpoint in wireless network design. Major standardization bodies have been looking at how wireless multi-hop networks should operate reliably (WirelessHART, IEEE 802.15.4E, IETF RPL) and how they can integrate within the Internet (IETF 6LoWPAN, CoAP). This talk will highlight the challenges faced by wireless multi-hop networks, before showing how communication protocols and standards can address these. Numerous use cases, examples and lessons learnt will be taken from open-source and commercial implementations.

About Thomas Watteyne

Thomas Watteyne is a Senior Networking Design Engineer at Dust Networks, a company specializing in ultra-low power and highly reliable Wireless Sensor Networking. He designs networking solutions based on a variety of M2M standards and promotes the use of highly reliable standards such as IEEE802.15.4e. In 2009 and 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Prof. Kristofer Pister. He created Berkeley’s OpenWSN project, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standardsbased protocol stacks in M2M applications. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France.


Sudhi Guatam Sudhi Guatam
Head, Medical Device Solutions

Sensor technology have come of age and are now being used in Medical devices to monitor vital physiological parameters. The global market for such sensors or ‘biosensors’ is predicted to grow to over US$12 billion by the year 2015. The success of glucose biosensors is attributed to the extraordinary demands of diabetes and the ability of biosensors to offer a convenient and compact method of personal monitoring. In the near future, lighter-smaller wireless wearable sensors will provide a range of vital data that would be used to proactively detect and prevent heart attacks, epileptic seizures and other such acute disease conditions.

About Sudhi Gautam

Dr. Sudhi Gautam, a Surgeon turned Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. He heads the Medical Device Solutions at Mphasis, a HP company. He has over 20 years broad experience in Medical Devices & Surgery. He brings the crucial expertise at the Medicine-Technology interface. He is a visionary and thought leader in Medical Devices & Healthcare Industry.


Perceptive Edge: Pushing Intelligence to the edge of the cloud

Terry O'Shea Terry O'Shea
Senior Principal Engineer
Intel Labs

Perceptive Edge is about using the untapped capability to interact with our immediate surrounding through sensors connected directly to the cloud. The cloud becomes perceptive by having the sensor platforms connected directly to it. Utilizing ultra-low power intelligent sensor platforms connected directly to the cloud information is available sooner, the system is more reliable; and moreover, maintenance of these systems has lower total cost of ownership.

About Terry O'Shea

Terrance (Terry) J. O’Shea, Ph.D., O.E. is the senior principal engineer in Intel Labs. O’Shea joined Intel Corporation in 1997 as a staff engineer, designing and developing the interface between the processor and chipset for the Pentium® II, Pentium® III and Pentium® 4 systems. With over 19 years’ experience, O’Shea is considered a pioneer in the field of sensor networks for healthcare applications. In his current position, he is responsible for research and development of novel sensor-based technologies for healthcare and ubiquitous computing applications as well as designing new radio technologies. O’Shea was a key Principal Investigator and CTO in the team that launched the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in Dublin, Ireland in 2007. The goal of this $33 million initiative, funded by Intel, the Irish government and GE Healthcare, is to enable older people to live independently in the homes of their choice for as long as possible, with the help of technology. O’Shea has been a PI or Co-PI on over $8M in other grants from various organizations including Intel Research, Microsoft Research, National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health. O’Shea chaired the committee developing a roadmap for desktop computer systems for the National Electronic Manufacturers Initiative (NEMI) for nine years. During this time, for four years he authored the NEMI healthcare sector roadmap. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Bioscience Association, and is on the International Advisory Board for Center of Excellence for Successful Aging at St. James's Hospital Dublin. During his tenure at Intel, O’Shea served on the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo and has co-authored two textbooks—most recently, Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare, published in 2009. He is the author of more than 80 other publications in electronic packaging, biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, sensor networks, sensing, and structural mechanics. His papers have been published in numerous IEEE symposia and in periodicals such as IEEE Electronic Packaging, Circuit World, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Geriatric Medicine, and Journal of Applied Physics. In addition, he holds 56 patients and has 63 patents pending. Prior to joining Intel, O’Shea was on the faculty of the University of Maryland. O’Shea holds a Ph.D. in engineering science from the University of Arizona and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering mechanics from the University of Tennessee.