Overview of MEMS sensors and Industry Trends

Topic: 
Overview of MEMS sensors and Industry Trends
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Huang 018
Speaker: 
Sanjay Bhandari
Abstract / Description: 

  In this talk, we will cover overview of MEMS market & products with primary focus on MEMS inertial sensors. We will go over miniaturization trend in MEMS sensors, technology challenges and solutions. We will identify areas that provide additional challenges for students & research community in MEMS area.

Dr. Sanjay Bhandari is Vice President of Engineering at mCube and leads all the product development at mCube. mCube is start-up company founded in 2009, with offices in San Jose and Hsinchu (Taiwan), that has developed single chip CMOS+MEMS inertial sensors with disruptive technology to create world's smallest inertial sensors. Since 2012, mCube has shipped more than 75 million units of inertial sensors and was chosen as start-up of the year in 2012 by EE Times and again by MEMS Industry Group in 2014. mCube's leading accelerometer secured runner up for "Best MEMS/Sensor Device of the Year" and its 9 degrees of freedom sensor iGyro™, took first place in the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase in MEMS Executive congress held at Scottsdale, AZ on 7 Nov 2014.

Dr. Bhandari has more than 2 decades of experience in virtually all areas of electronic product design, development and commercialization and has worked at aggressive young start-up companies as well as billion-dollar global leaders. Prior to mCube, he served as Vice President of Engineering at GTronix Inc. and continued to lead the team after acquisition by National Semiconductors in 2010. Prior to GTronix, Dr. Bhandari served as senior director of analog/mixed-signal design engineering at Ikanos Communications and contributed to successful IPO of Ikanos in 2005. Dr. Bhandari has also served at ST Microelectronics, Philips Semiconductors, Duet Technologies and the Center for Applied Research in Electronics.

Dr. Bhandari received his BSEE from the College of Engineering, Pune, his MSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Dr. Bhandari has published numerous technical papers and holds eleven US patents with several more pending.