Dr. Farrokh Ayazi, Qualtré Founder and Chief Technology Officer will be the MEMS Keynote Speaker at the IMAPS – International Conference and Exhibit on Device Packaging. The seventh Annual Device Packaging Conference (DPC2011) will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 7-10, 2011.

Dr. Ayazi’s presentation titled, Advanced Packaging for Multi-Axis Resonant MEMS Gyroscopeswill discuss challenges and solutions for the wafer- and die-level packaging of multi-axis silicon resonant micro-gyroscopes.

About IMAPS

This event is sponsored and organized by the International Microelectronics And Packaging Society, the largest society dedicated to the advancement and growth of microelectronics and electronics packaging. The conference is a major forum for the exchange of knowledge and provides numerous technical, social and networking opportunities for meeting leading experts in these fields.

The 2011 conference will feature technical sessions, panel discussions, a poster session, professional development courses and a vendor exhibition and technology showcase. The conference provides a focused forum on the latest technological developments in five topical workshop areas related to microelectronic packaging.

About Dr. Ayazi

Dr. Ayazi is Qualtré’s co-Founder and CTO, as well as a professor at the premier MEMS academic institution, the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Farrokh received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 1994, with an M.S.E.E degree in 1997 and a 2000 Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Ayazi is an editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (JMEMS). He has served on the technical program committee of IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM), International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), International Conference on Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers), IEEE MEMS, and IEEE Sensors conference.  He is a 2004 recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the 2004 Richard M. Bass Outstanding Teacher Award (determined by the vote of the ECE senior class), and the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Cutting Edge Research Award for his work on high performance Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) MEMS resonator and gyroscope technology.  He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications and hold 12 issued patents.