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January 1, 2014

Mtg: Emergence of the Trillion Sensors Movement

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 22, 2014
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– global problems, start-ups, designs, T-Apps …
Speaker: Janusz Bryzek, VP Development, MEMS and Sensing Solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor Inc.; MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur
Time: Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/meetings

Abundance  movement is forecasting elimination of major global problems (such as hunger, lack of medical care, clean water, energy) in one generation, or 20 to 30 years.  This movement is expected to require (among others) 45 trillion sensors, many not yet developed.
Historical sensor development cycles from prototypes in academic labs to volume production were 30 years.  Left to historical cycles, slow new sensor commercialization would delay the Abundance.
TSensors Summit initiated the new sensor acceleration program as follows:
1.    Invite visionaries to predict many of the new ultrahigh volume sensor based applications likely to explode in coming decade.  Objective: create the upfront development focus.
�    2013 TSensors Summit at Stanford University collected the first set of such visions.
�    Several follow-up global TSensors Summit are being planned for 2014.
2.     Convert these visionary sensor applications into a limited number of TApps (Trillion Sensors enabling applications).  Objective: reduce development effort and bring a potential for standardization.
3.     Develop TSensors Roadmap, a document characterizing sensing technologies potentially enabling each TApps.  Objective: select for the acceleration effort sensing technologies supporting the largest number of TApps.
4.     Selecting the technologies capable of supporting the largest numbers of TApps, and developing for them the commercialization acceleration strategy.  Options may include:
�    Opening development challenges to crowd genius (global development community).
�    Bringing funding to existing startups developing required technology, to accelerate development pace.
�    Forming dedicated startups based on teams which developed technology foundation, with Board including entrepreneurs with scars in sensor technology commercialization.
�    Facilitating joint developments between existing organizations.
�    Facilitating funding of the development, e.g., including target customers, supply chain companies, crowdfunding (Incentive Competition), techno-philanthropic organizations, Governments, academia-Government-industry consortia and Cooptition.
This presentation will present the status of TSensors Roadmap activities, including the top TApps enabling multi-billion unit markets.

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