2014 CASPA-UTBEF Bio-Medical Device Forum09/17/2014 - 09/17/2014

                                 Sensor Technologies from BIO-Medical Devices

                                  2014 CASPA-UTBEF Bio-Medical Device Forum

                                                傳感器的創新 與 醫療電子設備



                                            CIE, CBA, NATEA, TAITA, TECO, IEEE 協辦

US-Taiwan Bio-Engineering Forum (UTBEF) Committee – CIE, CBA, NATEA, TAITA, TECO, IEEE

                Wed. Sept. 17, 2014
Venue:                 Cadence Design Systems Auditorium, Building 10 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose 95134
Parking:               Free
Registration:        Pre-register Online for limited Seating

Event Program

6:00p - 6:30p    Registration & Networking
6:30p – 6:45p  Openings
6:45p – 8:30p    
1. Neuro-sensor in Wearable Devices (tbd)
- Jack Chuang, Chief Product Officer, NeuroSky
2. CMOS Bio-Optical Sensor Breakthrough Enables Point-Of-Care Diagnostics
- Dr. Zhimin Ding, Founder & CEO, Anitoa Systems
3. Recent Development of Image Sensors in Surgical Equipment (tbd)
- Bahram Afshari, Director of Camera Engineering, Intuitive Surgical
8:30p         Adjourn


As a semiconductor professional, do you have the urge to apply semiconductor technologies to improve our health?  As a health care professional, are you looking for technologies to push the envelope for more accurate diagnosis or better treatment?  CASPA has invited medical device technologists and entrepreneurs to share with you their view of current development and the market demands.



Wearable Bio-sensors, A Sea Change for the Wearable Market
Jake Chuang
Chief Product Officer
NeuroSky, Inc.

As Chief Product Officer of NeuroSky, Jake Chuang leads the science, engineering and application solution of the company. NeuroSky is at the forefront of body and mind monitoring analysis and its technologies are at the core of innovative, wearable health and wellness consumer products. NeuroSky makes it possible for millions of consumers to capture and quantify critical health and wellness data so that they can effectively manage their mind and body health. NeuroSky delivers uniquely adaptable chips and algorithms that offer EEG brainwave measurability, ECG multi-function cardio monitoring, and quantitative and interpretive algorithms in a powerful integrated, adaptable and extensible solution.

After receiving his MSEE and BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, Jake set out to create innovative products that positively impact people's lives. He has held progressively senior engineering and marketing positions in electronic design automation, field programmable chip and system companies, and founded two companies. He is proud to have worked on seven different products during his career that were all named Product of the Year by various prestigious industry organizations.

CMOS biosensor breakthrough enables point-of-care diagnostics solution
Dr. Zhimin Ding
Founder & CEO
Anitoa Systems

Dr. Zhimin Ding is the founder and CEO of Anitoa Systems, LLC, a startup that is creating a new generation of point-of-care molecular diagnostics solutions.  Dr. Ding had 18 years of experience in system and IC development. He has worked at SST (now part of Microchip) as chief architect, founded and ran a software startup in Silicon Valley, and was a SoC architect at Philips Semiconductors.
Zhimin has a broad background in EE, computer science and biotech. Zhimin Ding did his undergraduate study in Tsinghua University, China; and then earned a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying both EE and Neuroscience. In 1996, Zhimin won 1st prize in “American by Design” competition sponsored by EE Times, TI and Motorola.

Recent Development of Image Sensors in Surgical Equipment (tbd)
Bahram Afshari
Director of Camera Engineering
Intuitive Surgical

Engineering executive with more than 20 years experience in new product development, building engineering and manufacturing teams and functions. Hands-on experience developing camera modules for mobile devices, imaging and optical components, opto-electronics products, optical network components, electronics packaging and assembly processes for image sensors and ASICs.
 Most recently, VP of engineering at LensVector, a venture backed startup developing a novel liquid crystal based autofocus lens for mobile phone camera modules. Prior to LensVector, responsible for camera module product development at Flextronics, shipping more than 80 million camera module units in 2006. Before Flextronics, held senior engineering management positions at Agilent and Hewlett-Packard. During this time worked on development of camera modules for cell phone market in the image sensor division, photonics switches for optical network systems, as well as advanced electronics packaging of ASICs.