The Ridge at the International Micromachine Nanotech Symposium Japan 2017


The Ridge at the International Micromachine Nanotech Symposium Japan 2017

Makuhari, October 6th 2017

The Ridge attended the International Micromachine Nanotech Symposium held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center near Tokyo, Japan. The event was part of the broader gathering of several simultaneous exhibitions including CEATEC, Photonics and MEMS Sensing and Network Systems. We uploaded some photos of CEATEC here.

The Symposium focused on current research and applications of MEMS and NEMS technologies to IoT. The first session started with presentations from Dr. Duranton (CEA-LETI France) and Dr.Baum (Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS, Germany) who broadly outlined their institutions latest research in the field and how they are approaching future applications of IoT including partnerships with other institutions, companies and startups.

12:35-13:05 Sensors and computing for a safe IoT world Dr. Marc Duranton,
CEA Fellow, Architecture,
IC Design and Embedded Software Division
13:05-13:35 MEMS and NEMS Technologies for a Smart World Dr. Mario Baum (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS


The first session completed with presentations and discussions with representatives from Megachips Corp. and Mycraline Inc.

13:35-14:05 SiTime MEMS Oscillator Technology Mr. Hideki Yoneda,
General Manager,
Corporate Strategy,
14:05-14:35 Metal Oxide Gas Sensing Material and MEMS Process Mr. Collin Twanow,
Micralyne Inc. (Canada)
Vice President of Technology


Mr.Yoneda outlined SiTime’s broad array of Oscillators and its advanced technologies such as EpiSeal, Dual MEMS and TempFLAT. You can learn more from this company and its products at their website. Mr.Twanow from Micralyne Inc. explained the importance of accurately sensing the level of pollutants and toxic gases such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Mycraline uses a thin layer of metal oxide material to accurately sense and measure gas concentration. The Ridge reported on Mycraline gas sensing technology in a separate article.

The second session included more application of MEMS and NEMS technologies to real-world problems.

Session 2 SSN-MIF Symposium – World that the Smart Sensing & Network Technologies Aim for
14:45-15:35 Smart Cyber Operating Theater (SCOT) – operating room making full use of IoT Prof. Yoshihiro Muragaki,
Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science,
Tokyo Women’s Medical University
15:35-16:05 The latest prospects of chip-scale atomic clocks Assoc. Prof. Shigeyoshi Goka,
Graduate School of Engineering
Tokyo Metropolitan University
16:05-16:35 Thermoelectric Power Generation : Current Topics and Challenges Mr. Atsushi Yamamoto,
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and
Technology (AIST)