Sensor roadmap: the pathway to the next "BigThing"

Technology & Market seminar on March 20, 2014 - Munich, Germany / Powered by Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT

Lyon, France, (PresseBox) - Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT announce their Technology & Market seminar on March 20, 2014 - Munich, Germany. Both partners combine their expertise and knowledge of the European microelectronic industry to create a unique place for exchanges and debates. With the Technology & market seminar, you will:

- Learn more about the sensors & MEMS market development and key enablers
- Obtain insight of sensor hype, reality and vision
- Meet with key players of the MEMS & sensors industry
- Enjoy the lunch time to network and exchange ideas

During one day, learn more about the MEMS & sensors industry development, the latest technology trends and challenges. Make sure you will be part of this event and meet key people to answer to your questions. Are you ready for the next sensor market growth? Register now or visit, MEMS section.

Registration fees (Early bird until Feb. 20, 2014): EUR 230.00

Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT propose a powerful agenda including presentations, debates and networking time. A preliminary agenda is now available. Discover below key speakers and moderators:

- Morning session
Sensor vision
Prof. Dr. Christoph Kutter, Director, Fraunhofer EMFT
Technology trends and market evolution
Jean-Christophe Eloy, CEO & President, Yole Développement
End-user perspective
Roland Pohle, Siemens
Manufacturer perspective
Dr. Martin Schefter, CEO, First Sensor - Peter Merz, Managing Director, X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe

- Afternoon session
Panel discussion
During the debate, the following topics will be discussed:

Are we ready for the next sensor growth? What are the requirements for the next "BigThing"? Business lodel, diversity vs. standardization, supply chain evolution ...
Participants: Peter Merz, Managing Director, X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe - Dr. Hubert Steigerwald, Strategy Director, Sensorik Bayern - Prof. Dr. Christoph Kutter, Director, Fraunhofer EMFT.
Moderator: Jean-Christophe Eloy, CEO & President, Yole Développement

Funding policy and research
Dr. Bernhard Ruf, Industrial Research and Innovation, VDI-VDE - Prof. Dr. Ignaz Eisele, Head of Division, Fraunhofer EMFT - Prof Paul Douglas, Director of the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, University of Glasgow

Preparing a roadmap
Alain Bouffioux, Senior System Architect, NXP Semiconductors

Networking time has been planned during the coffee breaks (morning & afternoon sessions) as well as during the lunch.

At the end of the Technology & Market Seminar powered by Yole Développement and Fraunhofer EMFT, Fraunhofer EMFT proposes you a tour of the EMFT Institute. Register now (Limited availability). More information about Yole Développement & Fraunhofer EMFT seminar? Please contact Clotilde Fabre, Media & Communication Coordinator (

About Yole Développement

Founded in 1998, Yole Développement has grown to become a group of companies providing marketing, technology and strategy consulting, media in addition to corporate finance services.

With a strong focus on emerging applications using silicon and/or micro manufacturing, Yole Développement group has expanded to include more than 50 associates worldwide covering MEMS, Compound Semiconductors, LED, Image Sensors, Optoelectronics, Microfluidics & Medical, Photovoltaics, Advanced Packaging, Manufacturing, Nanomaterials and Power Electronics.

The group supports industrial companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide to help them understand markets and follow technology trends to develop their business. More information on and Corporate Communication Manager: Sandrine Leroy (

Fraunhofer-Einrichtung für Modulare Festkörper-Technologien EMFT

Fraunhofer EMFT conducts cutting-edge applied research into sensors and actuators for man and the environment. The core competences of the research departments in Munich and Regensburg with hundred employees include: silicon technology, flexible electronics, chemical sensor materials and the capability of system integration. Each of these core competences in its own right allows new kinds of sensors and actuators to be created. But the real strength of Fraunhofer EMFT lies in the interaction between these areas: after all, innovations often emerge where technologies reach their limits and begin to cross-fertilize. This enables the creation of innovative solutions for various business and application areas.

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