2020 Technical Program

The program for the 2020 Symposium featured ground-breaking research from global experts on Advanced Packaging and Processing, Advanced Materials, Electrochemical Migration & Creep Corrosion, Printed Electronics, Reliability, Roadmaps, Smart Factory/i4.0, Test Methods and more.

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2020 Keynote Speakers

Several keynote speakers will present during the upcoming Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium this February. Speakers will represent a diverse array of backgrounds including research consultants, academics, and CEOs. These thought-provoking presentations are sure to inspire you in your future technology decision-making.


The Invention of CMOS Image Sensors: A Camera in Every Pocket

Prof. Eric R. FossumQueen Elizabeth Prize Laureate

Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

As of 2019, CMOS image sensors enable the production of about 190 cameras every second around the world, or about 6 billion per year. In this talk, the big picture will be presented, from CCDs, to the invention of the CMOS image sensor at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the 90's, to its impact on society today. The Quanta Image Sensor, invented at Dartmouth, will be introduced. This new type of CMOS image sensor counts every photon that comes through the camera lens, one at a time.

Eric R. Fossum is best known for the invention of the CMOS image sensor "camera-on-a-chip" used in billions of cameras. He is a solid-state image sensor device physicist and engineer, and his career has included academic and government research, and entrepreneurial leadership. He is the John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, directs the Dartmouth's Ph.D. Innovation Programs and serves as Dartmouth's Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer.

Matthew Hudes

Healthcare Gaps That Only Technology Can Fill

Matthew Hudes

Matthew Hudes is the Founder and CEO of bdlBiologx, a company devoted to helping the products of innovative companies reach patients more quickly. For the prior 11 years, Matthew was the BioPharma practice leader for Deloitte. During the course of his long career, Matthew has provided strategic professional services to leading Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Technology companies, as well as Academic Research Centers and regional centers for Life Sciences. He has worked with leading Life Sciences innovation centers in the U.S. and globally. Formerly, Matthew led the global Capgemini Life Sciences Biotechnology and R&D practice. As a former Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, he founded the firm's Life Sciences Consulting practice and led the firm's Biotechnology Consulting practice. He served as a strategic advisor to leading-edge companies in Life Sciences and Technology over a period of more than 17 years. Matthew received an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA from the University of Connecticut.