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    "Integrated RF-CMOS MEMS Solutions for Mobile Terminals"
    -- Jeffrey L. Hilbert, President, WiSpry, Inc. (Irvine, CA)

Presentation Slides: "Integrated RF-CMOS MEMS Solutions for Mobile Terminals" Jeffrey L. Hilbert, President, WiSpry, Inc. (750 kB PDF)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

  • Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch served from 11:45 - 12:15 ($15 if reserved by March 23; $20 at door; $5 for fulltime students and currently unemployed; vegetarian available); presentation (no cost) at 12:15.
        The mobile terminal market is characterized by very large volumes, very short product development cycles, decreasing product life times, and very low and rapidly declining product prices. These market characteristics make adoption of a new technology a risky proposition particularly when there is little to no high volume manufacturing and field performance data to demonstrate the technology is proven and truly ready for insertion.
       Emerging 3G and soon, 4G, applications have intensified the requirements for a new, disruptive technology to implement next generation mobile terminal hardware particularly in the RF front-end of these devices. RF micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) is one such technology. Deep integration of RF-MEMS with high volume industry mainstream CMOS technology provides a novel approach to accessing the numerous benefits enabled by micro-mechanical devices while achieving the cost points and scalability required for success in the mobile terminal market.
       State-of-the-art results from the implementation of software tunable, digital, RF-MEMS circuits in 180nm CMOS will be discussed from the perspectives of process, device, and product technology integration. Future research directions and product applications will also be presented to highlight areas of the greatest challenges and opportunities.

    Speaker Biography:
        Jeffrey L. Hilbert is the President, COO and founder of Wispry, Inc. Wispry, based in Irvine, California is a fabless semiconductor company utilizing radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology integrated with CMOS technology to develop tunable electronic products for the cellular communications and wireless consumer electronics markets. Jeff has over 30 years of executive management and technical experience in a number of leading semiconductor and MEMS companies including LSI Logic, Compass Design Automation, AMCC, Motorola, Harris and Coventor. An experienced entrepreneur, Jeff has raised over $75M in financing to fund two consecutive start-up semiconductor companies over the past twelve years. Mr. Hilbert holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and an MS in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology.

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