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MEMS Executive Congress Sets U.S. Agenda

07 September 2015

The two-day MEMS Executive Congress, beginning November 4, 2015, will be held at the Heritage Resort & Spa in Napa, Calif. Highlights of the first two days include:

November 4:

Steve Nasiri will deliver the Opening Keynote—Challenges with Fabless MEMS Companies, Lessons Learned and a Vision for the MEMS Industry. The former president and CEO of InvenSense took the company through its IPO in 2011 and is currently principal of Nasiri Ventures.

Jeffery Owens, Delphi CTO and EVP, will discuss sensor-based perception technologies for the automated vehicle of the future.

Jack McCauley, Oculus VR co-founder and ROR3 Devices President will present a session on exploring the Virtual Reality and MEMS.

The annual MEMS & Sensor Technology Showcase will feature finalist companies demonstrating MEMS/sensor-based products.

November 5:

Wouter Leibbrandt, NXP senior director delivers the morning keynote on Secure Connections for the Internet of Things.

Shark-Tank Elevator Pitch Session - The Elevator Pitch at the MEMS Executive Congress is a forum for entrepreneurs and startups to pitch their products and ideas to a seasoned panel of industry veterans and investors. This year’s panel includes:

Judge: Dan Armbrust, CEO and co-founder, Silicon Catalyst

Judge: Steve Nasiri, principal, Nasiri Ventures

Judge: Kurt Petersen, member, Silicon Valley Band of Angels

Coach: Matt Crowley, CEO, Vesper

Dan Armbrust, Silicon Catalyst CEO and co-founder, will deliver a feature presentation on the industry’s first incubator for semiconductor startups.

The November 6 schedule will be announced shortly. The event will be an informative event for journalists and attendees alike.

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