Andy Kelly, IC/Systems Architect at Cactus Semiconductor, will be presenting at the Medical Electronics Symposium taking place September 16-17, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The event will be hosted by SMTA, INEMI, MEPTEC and the Oregon Bioscience Association. Its focus is on advances in electronic technologies and advanced manufacturing, specifically targeting medical and bioscience applications.
Last year’s show saw an estimated 200 attendees and more than 30 exhibitors. Applications in the space covered by the symposium include: implantable defibrillators, neurostimulators, drug delivery systems, interventional catheters, pillcams, ultrasound transducers, hearing aids, biosensors, microfluidics, wireless communications, future diagnostic and treatment solutions that may use stretchable electronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) or nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and more. The symposium will be held at Marylhurst University. Additional event details are available via the conference website.
Andy will present as part of the program track on Next Generation Microelectronics for Changing Healthcare Markets. His presentation will provide insight on platform technologies that combine semi-custom mechanical hardware from CIRTEC Medical Systems with an electrical hardware platform based on a Cactus Semiconductor ASIC. The presentation concludes with a summary of a neurostimulation device development based on the platform strategy. The goal is to illustrate a platform development strategy for an implantable device to reduce cost and schedule compared to a full custom approach. Details on the full program can be found here.
Andy Kelly Bio
Andrew Kelly is an IC/Systems Architect at Cactus Semiconductor Inc. in Chandler, Arizona. Prior to joining Cactus Semiconductor he was a Senior Principal IC Design Engineer at the Medtronic Microelectronics Center in Tempe, Arizona. In his 27 year career, he has defined and designed dozens of Full Custom Mixed-Signal ICs for a wide range of Portable and Implantable Medical Devices such as; Glucose Meters, Hearing Aids, Neuro-Stimulators, Drug Infusion Pumps, Bio Sensors, Orthopedic Sensors, and Cardiac Pacemakers.
Session: A Platform Development Strategy for Implantable Neuro-Stimulator Devices
When: Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Where: Medical Electronics Symposium, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Ore.
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