Chair: Patrick Fay, University of Notre Dame
Drew Hanser, Veeco Instruments, Inc.
We kick off the 2018 CS MANTECH Conference with our plenary session. The session will start with the opening ceremonies that include the 2017 Best Paper awards, sponsorship recognition, and a conference overview, but quickly progress to technical presentations. This year’s plenary session will feature three prominent invited industry speakers from across the spectrum of the CS industry, including optoelectronics, automotive applications, and power GaN devices and reliability. The session will start with Andreas Weimar from OSRAM, presenting on the high-volume production of III-V optoelectronics devices. This will be followed by Kamal Khouri from NXP discussing his view of the impact of III-V devices on the automotive industry. The plenary session will conclude with a talk by Umesh Mishra from Transform and UCSB on the performance and reliability of GaN for both RF and power applications.