The MEMS Technical Community organized a lunch mixer event during the 67th Annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). IEDM is the world’s preeminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. IEDM is the flagship conference for nanometer-scale CMOS transistor technology, advanced memory, displays, sensors, MEMS devices, novel quantum and nano-scale devices and phenomenology, optoelectronics, devices for power and energy harvesting, high-speed devices, as well as process technology and device modeling and simulation.
The lunch mixer was hosted on the last day of the Conference (Wednesday, Dec 15) at Union Square Hilton Hotel in San Francisco (CA). All attendees to this event enjoyed a complementary lunch box prepared by the hotel chefs and had the opportunity to network and learn about the MEMS TC mission and activities. Indeed, our president, Prof. Clark Nguyen, explained the benefits of having a technical community that promotes and supports MEMS research through Conferences, Journals, Workshops, etc. and our efforts to become an IEEE Council in the near future. Based on our estimations, 40% of the attendees came from the IEDM TPC, 30% came from the Sensors, MEMS, and Bioelectronics sessions, and 30% came from the SF-Bay Area Chapter. We hope to repeat similar events in future editions of the Conference!