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Napa Institute

The 2017 Napa Microsystems Workshop is the fourth workshop in the Transducer Research Foundation's Napa Microsystems Workshop Series. This west-coast workshop shares a common heritage with the TRF's highly-regarded Hilton Head Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop. The spirit of these workshops is to provide ample opportunities for discussion and networking along with a technical track of the highest quality. This year, the organizing committee has arranged for plenary presentations from acknowledged experts on emerging topics in optomechanics, nonlinear and nonreciprocal microsystems, topics which are well-aligned with major funding initiatives at DARPA and the NSF. These topics are highly relevant because the MEMS community is reaching the limits of linear operation across all frequency and size-scales. Drawing inspiration from recent breakthroughs in nonlinear photonics that have benefited fundamental and applied research and have had important commercial impact, we believe that nonlinear and nonreciprocal microsystems may have the same impact in the next five to ten years.

Napa Microsystems Workshop
August 21-23, 2017
Silverado Resort and Spa
Napa, California USA

Hilton Head Workshop

Since 1984, TRF has sponsored a biennial regional workshop on "Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems" in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Workshop provides a highly interactive forum for North and South American researchers to present and discuss recent advances in the technologies of sensing, actuation devices and microsystems for physical, chemical, optical, and biological applications. Technical Program is driven by abstract subsmissions. Topics include: new concepts in sensor, actuator, and microsystems; design and modeling methodologies for device and processes; fabrication techniques including all aspects of microfabrication, materials and methods of processing; circuits for sensors, actuators and system implementations; packaging and testing, including data analysis for device and systems interfaced to the application environment.

Hilton Head Workshop
June 3-7, 2018
May 31 - June 4, 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA

Phone: 619-232-9499 • • Fax: 619-232-0799