Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry!
Norris Conference Center Location
Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
Enabling Smart & Connected Devices Via IoT
Tom Pannell, Sr. Director of Marketing, Silicon Labs
The Internet of Things (IoT) is viewed by many as the next big thing. Connecting every day “things” in our homes, offices, cars, factories, and cities to the Internet will improve our lives and transform industries. The IoT market could exceed 70 billion devices by 2025, but several obstacles remain in achieving the market’s full potential. Tom Pannell, Senior Director of IoT Marketing at Silicon Labs, will explore what it will take to accelerate the promise of IoT. The presentation will consider the business and engineering challenges of adding connectivity to electronic devices, including cost, ease of use, energy efficiency, interoperability, future extensibility, and security. Addressing these challenges will unleash the limitless possibilities of a more connected world.
Engineering for Humankind - Bold Predictions for 2018 & Beyond
Tom Ortman, President & CEO, Concurrent Design
Mr. Ortman is president of Concurrent Design, a high technology engineering firm, with a focus on emerging technologies which benefit society including: electronics, semiconductors, clean tech, and medical devices. Concurrent Design serves as a bridge from the science in the R&D lab, through engineering development, and out through manufacturing to the mass commercialization of these technologies. It is the nature of this business to see very early stage technologies, and hopefully to help nurture and incubate them. One of Mr. Ortman’s pleasures is the contemplative aspect of exploring technology ideas to their natural conclusion. Based upon the work at Concurrent Design, Mr. Ortman will share his thoughts on some bold ideas to benefit humankind as we look into the near future.
Expo Hall Opens
Austin’s MEMS & Sensors Industry - Days of Disruption, Market Creation, and Industry Growth
Brent Lunceford, President, Memstronics
Austin’s MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) & Sensors industry started with joint ventures between the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (known as MCC), IBM, and Raytheon in the late 1990s as a response to the rapidly burgeoning field of ultra-miniature 3D electronics technology. Other companies and universities soon became involved, including Cypress Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, 3M, Kodak, Rockwell, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Hughes Research Labs, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 2000, MCC established Austin’s first MEMS company, and today, the Central Texas region benefits from numerous companies that make up the regional industry. MEMS & Sensors are key enabling technologies for products such as smart phones, industrial automation systems, IoT systems, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, drones, robotics, oil and gas telemetry, and biomedical and health informatics products. This presentation will cover the history of Austin’s strategic innovation in MEMS, its market creation, its growth across broad industries, and future opportunities for these technologies.
Special Thanks to Our Lunch Sponsor: NPI Technologies
Door Prize Drawing and More Networking
Solder Joint Quality and High Reliability Solder Alloys for Automotive and Critical High Reliability Assemblies
Frank Andres, Customer Tech Support Mgr, Alpha Assembly