Short Speaker Biography: Florian Domengie, PhD. is a Senior Technology and Market Analyst within the Photonics & Sensing division at Yole Intelligence (Yole Group). Florian is engaged in technology and market analyses for various imaging technologies and contributes to the production of relevant reports and projects. Prior to Yole, he worked in STMicroelectronics in the process and technology development fields, and in R&D project management. Florian has authored or co-authored numerous papers and has five patents in semiconductor R&D and manufacturing. He holds an MSc in Engineering Physics, Materials, and Microelectronics from INSA Toulouse (France), and a PhD. In Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics from the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France).
Dr. Edwin Roks is Executive Vice President of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and Segment President of Teledyne Digital Imaging. Digital Imaging is Teledyne’s largest segment with over 7,000 employees and $3B in annual revenue with a strong global presence. Dr. Roks is responsible for the daily operations, near-term growth and profitability, and long-range strategic positioning.
Dr. Roks joined Teledyne with the acquisition of DALSA Inc. in 2011; he joined DALSA in 2005 from Philips, where he served as Chief Technology Officer of Philips Polymer Vision and R&D Director of Philips Imaging Business Line. Dr. Roks has a long and distinguished history in Semiconductor and Imaging. After lecturing as an officer at the Royal Military Academy of the Netherlands, Dr. Roks joined Philips Research Laboratories in 1989. As a committee member, he was involved in leading international conferences and has authored and co-authored more than 50 technical papers and holds 10 patents in the imaging field.
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Helene Wehbe-Alause joined ST in 2000 after obtaining her PhD in Physics and working for Thales avionics. Helene took over 2.2µm pixel development in 2006 and has been managing the ST Process integration team for CIS since 2011. In 2021, she was appointed Director of Technology for Optical Sensors.
Benoit Dupont is Tower Semiconductor Marketing Director for Sensors and Display Business Unit. He has been working in the image sensors field for over 20 years, starting in FillFactory and Cypress as Digital and CIS designer until 2005. He was a design leader and business developer at Caeleste until 2015 when he joined Pyxalis as head of Marketing and Sales until 2022. He holds a Graduate degree from PolyTec Montpellier as Electronic Designer and received his PhD in Physics on uncooled infrared image sensors design as part of LETI and ULIS (now Lynred), Grenoble, France.
Dr Laurent Chanas has been working in image quality assessment and improvement for more the 20 years. He is now head of the image quality assessment solution, named Analyzer, at DXOMARK. Previously Laurent worked at DXO Labs, and managed the test and measurement laboratory, developing image processing algorithms (several international patents). During these 20 years, he has developed a great expertise in CMOS sensor evaluation for photography and automotive industry. Laurent holds a master’s degree from an Electronics Engineering school (ENSEA) as well as a PhD thesis in Image Processing.
Short Speaker Biography: Alastair Attard is Director of Business Development – MEMS & Sensing Applications at UTAC Group. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an Executive MBA from the University of Malta, and has over 16 years of experience in the assembly & test of semiconductor devices. Alastair worked at STMicroelectronics Malta from 2006 until 2011, firstly as part of the process engineering team responsible for flip chip packages and SiP, and later in process and package development for MEMS packages. He later joined Besi in 2011, where he was manager of the process development group, with focus on advanced die attach and pick & place technologies. Alastair joined UTAC in 2018, focusing on technical program management and assembly business development in the European region. Today he is responsible for worldwide business development of assembly and test solutions for MEMS and Sensing devices at UTAC.
As a dedicated "Principal" ZEISS expert, Markus Cappellaro follows the trends in image sensors technology from the customer and user perspective for a wide range of applications in light microscopy. It stretches from documentation in routine applications to scientific imaging at the highest level. This is his basis for his many years as product manager for digital camera systems at Carl Zeiss Microscopy, where he is responsible for a complete digital camera portfolio. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich and loves sports fencing as one of his favorite pastimes because, like his job, it requires precision, speed and strategy.
Kyriaki Minoglou graduated from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece with a MEng in Electrical Engineering in 2000, from University of Athens, with a M.Sc. in Microlectronics in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics in 2007.
Currently, as the Head of the Optoelectronics Section, she is managing the Section’s contributions to ESA technology programmes and R&D activities on the fields of detectors, lasers, optical communications, photonics, lidars and quantum technologies.
Between 2007 and 2014, she was in the “Imager and Pixel Design Team” of imec, Belgium, in charge of the characterization of high-end CMOS image sensors and contributing to the design of photodetector arrays.
Since 2014, she is in the Opto-electronics Section of European Space Agency-ESA as Opto-electronics Engineer, providing support to Space projects, programs and general studies in instrument design in view of the detectors (e.g. CMOS, CCD, MCT...). She is the technical expert in the technology roadmap definition for Visible and Infrared Detectors for Space in ESA and author of the relevant Harmonization Technical Dossiers after interactions with other Space Agencies and the Industry. Since 2017 she is Leader of 1 of the 10 Competence Domains of the Technical Directorate of ESA covering EEE Components, Photonics and MEMs contributing to the formulation of the R&D Technology Strategy both “bottom-up” (strategic lines for specific technologies) and “top-down” (mission/market/industry oriented).
Nicola Carlo Guerrini graduated in electronic engineering in 1999 at the University of L’Aquila. He joined the Technology Department of Science and Technology Facility Council in the UK in 2005, where he is the head of the CMOS Sensor Design Group. He was the lead designer of the first large area stitched CMOS sensor for cryo-electron microscopy and is currently supervising projects aimed at developing the next generation of image sensors for scientific applications such as cryo-electron microscopy, x-ray detection and ultra-high-speed imaging. He is co-author of more than 100 papers and talks at international conferences and has written three books on low-voltage low-power CMOS analogue design.
Tae Sun Kim is the General Manager of the R&D team and is in charge of new package development for CIS of AGP. He has worked closely with major foundry and design houses over 18 years and has
deep knowledge of WLCSP and advanced package design for semiconductors.
Julian Wingert joined Basler in 2017, first as a software developer, and from 2018 as an innovator for different products, including a thermal imaging systems. From 2021 onwards he has been a full time innovator. Prior to that he worked on the development of real-time image manipulation software.
Albert Theuwissen received the degree in electrical engineering and his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1977 and 1983 respectively. In 1983 he joined Philips Research Labs (the Netherlands) and in 2002 he started working for DALSA. His whole career he was involved in R&D of solid-state image sensors.
He issued several patents and he is author or coauthor of 240+ technical papers, including a textbook "Solid State Imaging with Charge Coupled Devices". He acted as general chairman of the International Image Sensor Workshop in ’97, ’03, ‘09 and in ’15, and as International Technical Program Chair of the ISSCC2010.
In 2001, he became part-time professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He left DALSA in 2007, and founded Harvest Imaging. Since then he is fully focusing on training, teaching and consulting in the field of solid-state imaging technology.
In 2011 he received the Electronic Imaging of the Year Award and in 2017 he was elected as the President of the International Image Sensor Society.
Adi Xhakoni received a Masters degree in electronics engineering from the Politecnico di Milano University, Italy in 2009. From 2010 to 2015 he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the KU Leuven University in Belgium where he performed research in the field of 3D-stacked imagers. His PhD research was tackling readout circuits for high speed and low noise imaging, based on Incremental Sigma Delta ADCs. After receiving his PhD in 2015, he joined ams as an image sensor designer. He is now Principal Engineer and Chip Architect focusing on 3D stacked global shutter image sensor developments. He has co-authored several journal and conference papers, a book chapter, and more than 10 patent applications.
David Schie is the CEO of AIStorm, an AI-in-Sensor startup with operations in Silicon Valley, Graz, Budapest and Houston. Funded by Tower Semiconductor, Egis Technology, Linear Dimensions Semiconductor and Meyer Corporation, AIStorm has developed AI-in-CIS technology which can provide significant power, noise, speed and processing advantages. David Schie was educated at the University of Toronto in analog IC design and has held several high-level management positions up to Sr. VP with responsibilities including product definition, engineering, and P/L for leading companies including Maxim, Micrel, and Semtech.
Dr. Klem co-founded SWIR Vision Systems in 2018 where he serves as Chief Technology Officer. At SWIR Vision Systems his focus is on commercializing CQD photodiode technology for high volume markets. Dr. Klem received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering where his work with colloidal quantum dots led to the world’s first demonstration of an infrared photovoltaic effect from PbS colloidal quantum dots. He has over 19 years of experience developing quantum dot-based optoelectronic devices. From 2008 to 2018 he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at RTI International, a North Carolina based research institute where he worked on a variety of technology development projects for federal and private funding agencies. His work at RTI ranged from developing colloidal quantum dot solar cells and camera sensors to waste treatment systems for off-grid sanitation solutions. During this time, he also served as an Adjunct Professor on the faculty of Duke University’s School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He has authored or co-authored 24 peer-reviewed journal publications, 27 issued patents, and 22 conference presentations and proceedings. His work has appeared in journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, and Advanced Materials.
Mr Keino worked as a device development engineer in the R&D team at Sony Semiconductor Solutions for 10 years, starting in 2008. During this period he was in charge of new technology development for image sensors and then became responsible for a variety of image sensor development as a design project leader – this as included global shutter CIS, polarization sensors, EVS and SWIR sensors. He joined Sony Europe B.V. as Senior Image Sensor Applications Engineer in 2021.
For over 25 years Ian has spent his career at the intersection of technology, finance, and innovation as an engineer, investment banker, corporate venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. Ian holds an MBA/MSE from Stanford University, a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Cranfield University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. Ian is also Marshall Fellow.
Jorge Blasco PhD, is cofounder and CTO of photonicSENS. A serial entrepreneur and inventor, he holds over 60 patents and was finalist for the annual 'European Inventor of the Year' award 2010.
Etienne Lesage is a senior product manager in the Speos team, with a focus on Kernel topics and applications related to General Lighting and Sensors. Etienne graduated from Orsay university in 2005 with a major in Optronics. He joined Ansys in 2007 after working at Sharp Laboratories of Europe as research scientist.
Yoshiaki Sato received his Master’s degree in information electrical and electronic engineering from Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan in 2009. He joined the Semiconductor Division, Panasonic Corporation where he engaged in the development of image sensors. From 2009 to 2014, he developed CCD and CMOS image sensors for compact digital still cameras. Since 2014 he has been engaged in the development of organic photoconductive film (OPF) CMOS image sensors and sensor application development. His team has made four presentations at ISSCC(2016, 2017, 2018) on OPF CMOS image sensors and his team had "Biggest Innovator in the Image Sensor Industry" at Image Sensors Europe 2019.
Gerhard Holst graduated at the Technical University Aachen, Germany, with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1991 (Information Technology) and went on to complete his Doctorate at the University of Dortmund in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Systemphysiology in Dortmund, Germany from 1991 - 1994. Gerhard furthered his research as member of the Microsensor Research Group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany from 1994 – 2001. From 2001 – 2021 Gerhard was head of the research & science department at PCO AG, where he was responsible for new technologies, all research and also sensor projects, like the development of sCMOS image sensors. Since the acquisition by Excelitas in 2021 Gerhard is responsible for ongoing research grants and product manager.