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Strategic Advisors

Dr. Gary K. Fedder
Director of ICES

Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Fedder is the director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems.   He is also the Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a joint appointment in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Robotics Institute.  Dr. Fedder is the key contributor to the development of CMOS-based MEMS.  He received BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from MIT.  From 1984 to 1989, he worked at Hewlett-Packard on a VLSI IC tester and modeling printed-circuit-board interconnects.  He received his PhD in 1994 from UC Berkeley.


Dr. Jiri Marek

Senior VP and Head of Sensor Development at Automotive Electronics

Robert Bosch GmbH

Dr. Marek has been Senior Vice President, Engineering Sensors at Bosch, Automotive Electronics Division, responsible for the MEMS activities since December 2003.  Dr. Marek has been with the Bosch group since 1986 and has held various positions including Vice President Engineering with responsibility for Restraint Systems Engineering and heading the Sensor Technology Center at Bosch.  Dr. Marek is well known specialist in MEMS who built up the MEMS activities at Bosch from scratch to its current #1 position in automotive MEMS sensors.


Dr. Horst Muenzel

Regional President Corporate Research

Robert Bosch North America

Dr. Muenzel has various experiences in the MEMS technology as section head MEMS-technology center and vice president Engineering MEMS at Robert Bosch Germany.   Since May 2008 he leads the Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto as Regional President Robert Bosch North America.

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