MEMS Sensors: The Path to Mass Production


Virtual presentation from Mr. Paul Pickering, Managing director at Microtech Ventures


The adoption of sensors over the last 20 years into numerous, high value markets like automotive, healthcare and mobile handsets has stimulated an unprecedented R&D investment in new devices to address the varied needs in the market. The future looks very bright for the continued growth in the market and the opportunity to design sensors into new applications is very broad. Traditionally, the development process from concept to mass production has been a “long and winding road” with significant production uncertainties about the critical performance aspects of the device, test methods and reliability. This presentation will provide a successful framework for the productization of sensors in various market segments. This approach to productization is the result of more than 20 years of manufacturing experience in various MEMS fabs. The objective of this presentation is to provide a proven set of best practices and recommended approaches for sensor development, characterization, productization and release to production for MEMS based sensors. Using these practices can accelerate the development, improve production yields and smooth the path to mass production.


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  • Jeronimo Segovia-Fernandez

    Chair, IEEE MEMS & Sensors SFBA Chapter 

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Mr. Paul Pickering


Mr. Paul Pickering joined Microtech Ventures in 2019 as Managing Director. He has worked more than 35 years in semiconductor and micro-fabrication technology companies and has served in a variety of executive roles in both private and public companies. Prior to joining Microtech Ventures, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for Micralyne Inc. based in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. In August 2019, Micralyne was acquire by Teledyne Technologies.

Paul served as the Executive VP, Sales and Marketing at Exar Corporation, a public semiconductor company specializing in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor devices. Paul also served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xpedion Design Systems, a venture-backed EDA company that was acquired by Agilent in June 2006. He co-founded two start-up companies and has consulted with numerous other small and large technology companies.

Paul is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree and attended Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania. He is a recognized speaker at technology conferences and trade events in the semiconductor and MEMS industries.


6:30 – 6:45 PM Webex Registration

6:45 – 7:30 PM Invited Talk

7:30 – 7:45 PM Questions & Answers