Tech Biz Day - From innovation to medical electronics: X-FAB, an enabling partner
17-10-2019 :: Hôtel NH Lyon Airport, Lyon

Organizer: X-FAB, Medicalps, DSP Valley, Minalogic

If you are a medtech company or a value chain stakeholder in this industry, you may already be aware that off the shelf microelectronic solutions are not readily available for your special application. Indeed, you are faced with the challenges of

  • finding a suitable technology for your application
  • engaging with design engineers to develop your integrated circuits
  • ensuring bio compatibility of your device, typically requiring unusual materials
  • integrating  electronics with optical or mechanical components
  • organizing special purpose miniature packaging…

If this is the case, invest one day of your time to meet X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries, Europe s leading specialty foundry at the edge of innovation for the medical market:

  • A trusted manufacturing partner offering best in class technologies for medical applications
  • Complying to the highest quality standards
  • Supported by a specialized partner network for the design and supply chain management of medical IC products

Program of the Day:

09:00 - 09:15: Welcome (Minalogic)
09:15 - 09:30: CEO introduction (X-FAB)
09:30 - 10:00: Overview of medical products using X-FAB technologies (X-FAB)
10:00 - 10:30: X-FAB’s support along the customer journey (X-FAB)
10:30 - 11:00: Break
11:00 - 11:30: Trends in Healthcare (Yole)
11:30 - 12:30: The application of silicon chips in healthcare (X-FAB customers)
  • Miniaturizing medical grade infrared temperature sensors: on the verge of massive adoption (Melexis NV, Joris Roels, Marketing manager Temperature Sensors)
  • Biochemical detection at the Point of Care driven by a CMOS/MEMS sensor (Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr Heinz Schoeder, Head of Global Diagnostics & Monitoring R&D)
  • Nanotechnology for point-of-care diagnostics (Abionic, Iwan Märki, CTO and Co-Founder)
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 17:00: Parallel sessions
For all details, go to this link

Please join us in Lyon on October 17th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The registration fee is 300 Euro (ex VAT). 
Members of the DSP Valley Smart Health program can register at the reduced fee of 100 Euro (ex VAT). Please contact Johan Lecocq to get your discount code. 
Be aware that the number of participants is limited and that your application will be subject to a selection process**. To receive your application form please follow this link: There you will find more information on the event too. The deadline for submitting your application is September 16th. 

** only selected participants will be invoiced and this will be done after October 1st


X-FAB representatives:

  • Rudi De Winter, CEO
  • Jens Kosch, CTO
  • Luigi Di Capua, VP Product Marketing
  • Volker Herbig, VP Business Unit MEMS
  • Thomas Hartung, VP Sales 
  • Dirk Drescher, CEO X-FAB France
  • Ulrich Bretthauer, Senior Product Marketing Manager Medical
  • Pascal Louis, Director Process Development 
  • Joerg Doblaski, Director Design Support 
  • Gabriel Kittler, Innovation Manager


About X-FAB:

X-FAB is the leading specialty foundry group for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor technologies with a clear focus on automotive, industrial, and medical applications. As a specialty foundry, X-FAB provides manufacturing and strong design support services to its customers that design analog/mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and other semiconductor devices for use in their own products or the products of their customers.

As a pure-play foundry X-FAB manufactures ICs based on designs created by its customers or third parties in cooperation and mostly based on X-FAB s portfolio of modular, highly specialized proprietary process technologies and IP.

The X-FAB group has an established track record, with over 25 years of experience providing proprietary manufacturing processes, advanced design and engineering support offerings. Excellent service, remarkable responsiveness and reliability as well as first-class technical support, that is what X-FAB stands for. X-FAB s analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs), sensors and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are manufactured at six production facilities in Germany, France, Malaysia and the U.S. X-FAB employs about 4,000 people worldwide. For more information, please visit



MEDICALPS is a healthcare industry cluster (biotechnologies, medical devices, e-heath) in the heart of French Alps. MEDICALPS accelerates the time to international market and enhances connections within the local healthcare ecosystem.


About DSP Valley:

DSP Valley is an independent cluster of excellence in smart electronic systems and embedded technology solutions. DSP Valley groups 100+ members: universities, research institutes and companies, from small start-ups, over SMEs to large international groups with a local R&D activity. DSP Valley offers its members a networking platform that allows them to explore each other’s expertise and that stimulates innovation by exploiting complementarities.


About Minalogic:

Minalogic is a global innovation cluster for digital technologies based in France s Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Minalogic gathers 400 members, among which 300 innovative SMEs/startups as well as the leading-egde research labs and universities in the digital technologies area. The cluster supports its innovative ecosystem by facilitating networking, fostering collaborative R&D, and accelerating business growth of its members. The products and services developed by its members address all industries, from ICT and healthcare to energy and advanced manufacturing.


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