MWS China 2021 Speaker
Dr. Alex Gu
Dr. Alex Gu is the founding Dean of the School of Microelectronics at Shanghai University, with concurrent appointment as the CTO of Shanghai Industrial uTechnology Research Institute (SITRI). Dr. Gu’s research interest lies in piezoelectric MEMS sensors and MEMS/ASIC monolithic integration.
Before SITRI, Dr. Gu was the Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Singapore, overseeing all of the Institute’s strategic R&D programs, including Advanced Optics, Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, and Miniaturized Medical Devices. His work bridges sensor design, micro fabrication, sensor/ASIC integration, and WLP/CSWLP/SIP packaging; notably in piezoelectric AlN acoustic sensors, 4G/5G RF MEMS filter, and monolithic ultrasound sensor/ASIC integration. Prior to IME, Dr. Gu spent 11 years at Honeywell Advanced Technology Labs, leading the Lab’s Chem/Bio sensing activities, serving as Principal Investigator and Project Manager of multiple DARPA projects.
Dr. Gu is the author/co author of 50 peer reviewed journal papers; 90 top conference proceedings; and 20 granted patents. Dr. Gu is the recipient of the 2014 Presstigious Engineering Achievement Award by Institution of Engineers Singapore; and the 2016 TALENT award by A-Star. Dr. Gu received his M.E.E (2001) in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Pharmaceutics (2003), both from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Shanghai Industrial uTechnology Research Institute (SITRI)
Shanghai Industrial μTechnology Research Institute (SITRI) was established in 2013 by the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Jiading District Government and Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is a new type of R & D institution converging R&D development, Engineering support and Productization. As the first R&D and technology industrialization platform in Shanghai, SITRI has the first 8-inch line in China. It is designated for the development of “More than Moore”, supporting open R & D project and other small to medium volume productions. By continuously learning from other world leading research Institutes, SITRI has developed its own novel business and operational models to facilitate global technology innovation.
SITRI has formed an international team of experts to provide other research entity or business partner with R&D development, long-term collaboration or even reliable one-stop solution in the fields of MEMS, AlN/Piezoelectric thin film process, silicon photonics, microfluidics, bio-photonics, magnetic sensing, and silicon-based Group III-Ⅴ. Through the establishment of an open engineering service platform, it also provides technical support for product, process, circuit analysis, wafer, finished product testing, and etc.
Products and Services:
8-inch Fabrication Platform
Designated for the development of“More than Moore”, the 8-inch fabrication platform in SITRI supports MEMS, AlN thin film process, silicon photonics, microfluidics, biophotonics and other “More than Moore”core technologies. It serves not only as an efficient R&D incubator but also a gateway to mass production.
Design Service Platform
SITRI focuses on MEMS sensors, Silicon photonics, IC design, RFFE, Memory, Power devices, SOI, Bio-optical electronic technology platforms, etc., It also renders Design & Modeling service, 8-inch Fabrication, PDK optimization, Packaging and Testing, Product design and IP landscaping. Taking advantage of low-cost, low-risk and high-value-added technical supports of “More than Moore” process platform, SITRI helps speed up product launches and technology iteration cycles.
Engineering Testing Platform
SITRI is equipped with advanced analysis and measurement tools, self-developed EDA software operated by an experienced international team. Through professional technical analysis and testing services, it provides other companies or research entities with electronic product analysis, process analysis, circuit analysis, MEMS wafer & technical support for finished product testing, IGBT module testing, and etc. In addition, SITRI is also specialized for other value-added services such as IP and industrial consulting.