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mAm 2012 Final Speaker Program

Sunday 22 January 2012
18:00 Registration open
Welcome drink at the hotel (dinner afterwards on your own)
Monday 23 January 2012

Welcome Session

Edward Byrne, Micronarc Project Manager
David Tolfree, Vice President Mancef - Africa/Europe
Vincent Rivier, President, Micronarc Steering Committee
Sandy Wetzel, Project Manager, Office for Economic Affairs, Canton of Vaud

Invited Keynote : Microproducts I

Nico de Rooij
Vice-President of CSEM SA, Microsystems Technology Division.
Professor and Director of EPFL's Institute of Microengineering (EPFL IMT), (Switzerland).

Product Innovation enabled by MEMS

10:15-10:45 Coffee & Exhibition

Micro-manufacturing of Si MEMs

Keynote: Benedetto Vigna, Corporate Vice President General Manager, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, ST Microelectronics (Italy/Switzerland)
Mastering Art and Science for MEMS Leadership

Daniel Rosenfeld, VP Manufacturing, poLight (Norway)
The challenges behind scaling-up a new optical MEMS technology to very large volume production.

Sean Neylon, CEO, Colibrys (Switzerland)
Colibrys. A European based Silicon MEMS foundry for high end, harsh environment or high reliability applications

  » 5-minute Exhibitor Elevator Pitch : MINAM
12:15-14:00 Lunch in the hotel

Micro-manufacturing of Plastics and Ceramics

Keynote : Dr. Erol Harvey, CEO, Minifab (Australia)
Lessons learnt in manufacturing millions of nanolitre-scale polymer devices.

Dr. Luc Federzoni, Research program Manager, CEA/LITEN (France)
Poudrinnov, the platform for a new generation of multimaterial µ-devices

Dr. Volker Piotter, Group Leader, Process Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Micromoulding of Metals and Ceramics

15:30-16:00 Coffee & Exhibition

Micro-manufacturing of Metals

Keynote : Prof. Dr. Holger Reinecke, Director of HSG-IMIT and Professor in Microsystems Engineering, IMTEK (Germany)
 Micromanufacturing of Metals by Electro Discharge and Electro Chemical Machining

Dr. Thomas Gietzelt, IMVT-KIT (Germany)
Issues of Mechanical Micromachining of Metals Using Geometrical Determined Cutting Edges

  » 5-minute Exhibitor Elevator Pitch : Lyncée Tec
18:30-22:30 Adjourn for the day (dinner on your own)
Tuesday 24 January 2012

Invited Keynote : Microproducts II

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Burghartz, IMS CHIPS Stuttgart (Germany)
Ultra-thin chips – a new paradigm in silicon technology

09:45-10:15 Coffee & Exhibition

Assembly and Automation

Keynote : Dr. Marcel Tichem, Dept. of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Micro-assembly processes exploiting potential of micro-scale fabrication

Alain Codourey, Managing Director, Asyril SA (Switzerland)
Challenges in sorting and handling micro-parts

Dr. Matthias Krieger, Marketing Manager, Marketing & Business Development, CSEM SA (Switzerland)
Tileye - A self-learning optical inspection system for complex production environments

  » 5-minute Exhibitor Elevator Pitch : KNMF
12:00-14:00 Lunch in the hotel


Keynote : Akiko Browne, Managing Director, Nippon SCHNEEBERGER KK (Japan)
Microfactories - working towards a smaller production footprint

Prof. Philippe Lutz, FEMTO-ST Institute, Automatic control and Micro-Mechatronic Systems Department (France)
Microfactories - mechatronic tools to increase their performance

  » 5-minute Exhibitor Elevator Pitch : microTEC Südwest
15:30-16:00 Coffee & Exhibition

Test Equipment

Keynote : Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Osten, Institute of Technical Optics, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Prospects and Challenges for the Optical Inspection of Micro- and Nano-Structures

Dr. Benoît Dagon, CEO, Imina Technologies (Switzerland)
The miBot - a mobile robot for efficient manipulation and sensing under microscope

Dr. James Claverley, National Physics Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Micro-co-ordinate metrology at NPL: current and future work

Christian Janko, Head of Sales, Alicona (Austria)
Integrated Optical 3D Measurement Technique for Laser Structuring of Surface

17:30 Adjourn for the day
19:00-22:30 Conference Dinner - Meet at hotel entrance at 19:00
Wednesday 25 January 2012

Printing Technologies

Keynote : Dr. Martin Raditsch, Managing Director Business of InnovationLab GmbH (Germany)
Printed Electronics for Innovation & Growth in a Green Environment

Prof. Dr. Stéphanie Lacour, Laboratory for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces, EPFL (Switzerland).
Microplotting on silicone rubber

Dr. Mathias Borella, Sales and Business Development Manager, Ceradrop (France).
Towards a workflow and tools dedicated to inkjet for printed electronics

10:30-11:00 Coffee & Exhibition

Invited Keynote: Future of Micro-manufacturing

Dr. Frank Stietz, Managing Director, Carl Zeiss Nano Technology Systems (Germany)

Innovative 3d nanopatterning


Final Remarks

Prof. Dr. Volker Saile
Chief Science Officer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany),
President Elect, Mancef

Conference adjourns

Farewell reception