MEMS sensors have already become an integral part of state-of-the art smartphones and media tablets. Now, with the rise of wearable devices the role of MEMS sensors will become even more important, not only by adding essential power-saving functions but also by enabling new, advanced use cases. On the other side, the demanding specifics of wearable devices will continuously drive the requirements for existing and future MEMS sensor technologies.
Speaker Biography (Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn)
Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn is Senior Manager Strategic Marketing at Bosch Sensortec GmbH, responsible for business intelligence and strategic planning in the area of MEMS sensors and solutions for consumer electronics.
Before shifting his focus on strategic marketing, Wolfgang has been working six years at Bosch Sensortec as product manager responsible for product planning, product definition and product life-cycle management of accelerometers, gyroscopes, geomagnetic sensors and barometric pressure sensors. His strong background in the semiconductor industry otherwise originates from his prior positions as product marketing manager at NEC Electronics (now Renesas Electronics) responsible for technical marketing of digital ASICs and System-on-Chip products, and as a manufacturing process engineer at SMST (a former joint-venture of IBM/Philips). Wolfgang holds degrees of a "Dipl.-Physiker" and a "Dr. rer. nat." from the University of Bonn.
Company Profile (BOSCH)
Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, develops and markets a wide portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis sensors, environmental sensors, optical microsystems and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005, Bosch Sensortec has emerged as the MEMS technology leader in the markets it addresses. Bosch has been both a pioneer and a global market leader in the MEMS sensor segment since 1995 and has, to date, sold more than 9.5 billion MEMS sensors. More than every second smartphone worldwide uses a Bosch Sensortec sensor. For more information, please visit www.bosch-sensortec.com,