IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, February 22, 2017: "MEMS in Austin, Texas – Days of Disruption, Market Creation and Industry Growth"

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IEEE CTCN Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, February 22, 2017: "MEMS in Austin, Texas – Days of Disruption, Market Creation and Industry Growth"

Biography: Brent Lunceford is serial innovator who for two decades has driven product innovation and new market entry at both Fortune 500 companies and high-growth ventures. Brent runs Memstronics, a management-consulting firm where he advises companies on product, growth, and supply chain and operations management strategies.

Before Memstronics, Brent worked at 3M’s Global Innovation Center, where he led product and business development for Communication Markets Division and Electronics Materials Division. Prior to that, Brent formed and led engineering and production teams at Silicon Light Machines, which was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor during his tenure. In his early career, he raised funding and managed programs resulting in the development and commercialization of disruptive technology including novel radio frequency communication technology and new microelectronics systems and materials at Austin’s first microelectronics technology consortium, Microelectronic Computer Technology Corporation (known as MCC). His technology was acquired and resulted in the spin out of Teravicta Technology, Austin’s first MEMS company.

Brent is an Entrepreneurial Advisor for the University of Texas-Cockrell School of Engineering Innovation Center. He serves as the founding Chair of the IEEE Central Texas MEMS and Sensors Chapter. In 2013 he was invited by a group of Silicon Valley innovators to serve as a founding Officer of the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area MEMS & Sensors Chapter, the first chapter of it’s kind under IEEE, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee.
 
Brent currently lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin-McCombs School of Business, as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Texas State University.
 

Abstract: Austins MEMS industry started as a result of a joint collaboration between MCC and IBM in the late 1990s.  In 2000, MCC spun out Austins first MEMS company and today the Central Texas region benefits from a robust MEMS & Sensors value chain that make up our regional industry.  MEMS stands for micro-electro-mechanical systems. Today everyone reading this abstract benefits from more than one form of MEMS technology.  This technology is a key enabling technology for smart phones, ink jet printers, hearing aids, pace makers, drones, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, and medical devices. In this talk, the history of Austins MEMS industry along with cool examples of the technology and the broad applications will be discussed.



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  • 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78727
  • Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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  • Bill Martino, Chairman IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network

  • Starts 06 February 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 22 February 2017 06:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Brent Lunceford

Brent Lunceford of Memstronics

Topic:

MEMS in Austin, Texas – Days of Disruption, Market Creation and Industry Growth







Austins MEMS industry started as a result of a joint collaboration between MCC and IBM in the late 1990s.  In 2000, MCC spun out Austins first MEMS company and today the Central Texas region benefits from a robust MEMS & Sensors value chain that make up our regional industry.  MEMS stands for micro-electro-mechanical systems. Today everyone reading this abstract benefits from more than one form of MEMS technology.  This technology is a key enabling technology for smart phones, ink jet printers, hearing aids, pace makers, drones, autonomous vehicles, wearable electronics, and medical devices. In this talk, the history of Austins MEMS industry along with cool examples of the technology and the broad applications will be discussed.






Biography:

Brent Lunceford is serial innovator who for two decades has driven product innovation and new market entry at both Fortune 500 companies and high-growth ventures. Brent runs Memstronics, a management-consulting firm where he advises companies on product, growth, and supply chain and operations management strategies.

Before Memstronics, Brent worked at 3M’s Global Innovation Center, where he led product and business development for Communication Markets Division and Electronics Materials Division. Prior to that, Brent formed and led engineering and production teams at Silicon Light Machines, which was acquired by Cypress Semiconductor during his tenure. In his early career, he raised funding and managed programs resulting in the development and commercialization of disruptive technology including novel radio frequency communication technology and new microelectronics systems and materials at Austin’s first microelectronics technology consortium, Microelectronic Computer Technology Corporation (known as MCC). His technology was acquired and resulted in the spin out of Teravicta Technology, Austin’s first MEMS company.

Brent is an Entrepreneurial Advisor for the University of Texas-Cockrell School of Engineering Innovation Center. He serves as the founding Chair of the IEEE Central Texas MEMS and Sensors Chapter. In 2013 he was invited by a group of Silicon Valley innovators to serve as a founding Officer of the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area MEMS & Sensors Chapter, the first chapter of it’s kind under IEEE, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee.
 
Brent currently lives in Austin, Texas. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin-McCombs School of Business, as well as B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Texas State University.

Email:

Address:Austin, Texas, United States

Brent Lunceford of Memstronics

Topic:

MEMS in Austin, Texas – Days of Disruption, Market Creation and Industry Growth

Biography:

Email:

Address:Austin, Texas, United States





Agenda

6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking

6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program



The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.