The rate of change of microelectronic technology enabling and impacting our worlds has not slowed; indeed it is accelerating. The dramatic gains in computation and storage provided by the semiconductor industry are well known, having enabled radical changes in medical, vehicular, infotainment, communications, and social applications. But the most dramatic technology impacts on our lifestyles are ahead of us, driven by cyber-physical systems enabled by electro-physical senses that define the real world within which we operate and with which we interact. We are just beginning to see quantum enhancements to electro-sensory dimensions on a scale that will enable applications not previously considered. This talk will highlight key sensor technologies and applications from recent and emerging research in microelectromechanical systems at UC Berkeley.
Speaker Biography (John Huggins)
John M. Huggins, Executive Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), UC Berkeley (since September 2002). MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota (1973); Stanford High Tech Executive Institute. Founder & CEO of TDK Systems Inc; VP, Advanced Development, Silicon Systems Inc; Telecom development manager, Intel Corporation. Guest Editor and Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits; Technical Program Committee, International Solid State Circuits Conference 5 years. Chair, PCMCIA communications standards subcommittee. Five U.S. Patents. Research and professional interests: mixed signal CMOS integrated circuits, electronic communications, and telecommunications high tech business development.
Company Profile (BSAC: Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center)
If you have a smartphone, an automobile, a wireless wearable activity tracker, you already own a couple dozen sensors whose underlying technologies 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 35 International Industrial Member companies and 150 researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Davis are planning for you.