From MEMS to NEMS - How Miniaturization Creates New Opportunities in Both Inertial and Biochemical Sensors
Great America Ballroom K
12:30 - 12:55
Over the past ten years advances in microfabrication technologies have enabled research teams with tools to explore the impact of extreme miniaturization on sensors. The presentation will highlight how nanoscale manufacturing techniques have lead the creation of a new generic platform for inertial and physical sensors targeting consumer applications. And how, the same platform is also the basis for new generations of sensors in the field of gas sensing and biochemical analysis.
Speaker Biography (Hughes J Metras)
Hughes Metras is VP in charge of Strategic Partnerships in North America for CEA-LETI, a major European R&D lab with 200 and 300 mm facilities in Grenoble France. He is also a visiting staff member at Caltech in the framework of the Alliance for Nanosystems VLSI.
Previously, Hughes was VP Marketing and Sales, in charge of business development and strategic planning. He coordinated Leti's sales and marketing teams in the field of semiconductors (advanced CMOS, Heterogenous Integration), imaging and photonics, biomedical technologies as well as telecommunications.
Previously he was in charge of the Smart Objects program at Leti where he built industry partnerships in the field of wireless sensor networks, autonomous sensors, data fusion and smart cards.
Mr. Metras is based in Pasadena, California.
Company Profile (CEA-LETI)
CEA-Leti is an applied research laboratory working on miniaturization techniques (microelectronics, sensors, microsystems, micro-energy sources) and their applications from space to smart devices, in fields such as biology, health, transport, environment, photonics and security.
LETI is located in Grenoble - France. LETI's staff is around 1800 engineers and researchers, including 250 PhD and post-doc researchers. Their R&D&I work is supported by 8 500 sq.m of state-of-the-art 200 mm and 300 mm clean rooms and more specific technological platforms (micro batteries, printed electronics, nanocharacterization).