6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Adam Schwartz
Bio: Adam Schwartz is the Vice President of System Architecture at Synaptics. The Architecture group is responsible for areas such as sensing schemes, ASIC architecture, firmware algorithms, sensor design and optimization and investigation of methods to provide new or enhanced capabilities. Prior to joining Synaptics, Adam was the Director of RF Architecture at a startup company developing ultra-wideband wireless HDMI and, before that, Chief Technology Officer at another startup company developing cellular infrastructure for in-building coverage. Both startup companies were acquired. Adam holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and MSEE and BSEE degrees from MIT.
Title: Capacitive Sensing: Looking under the hood
Speaker: Patrick Worfolk
Bio: Patrick Worfolk is the Vice President of Corporate Research and Technology at Synaptics. His team is responsible for developing and exploring new technologies to advance human computer interfaces, with core competencies including materials and manufacturing, mechanical and electrical engineering, and modeling and simulation. Prior to joining Synaptics, Patrick was the Director of Architecture at a startup designing low-power wireless technology for the retail industry. He has also been responsible for designing protocols for PAN, LAN and WAN wireless technologies. Patrick holds PhD and MSc degrees in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University and a BSc degree in Mathematics from MIT.
Title: Human Computer Interfaces: Looking down the road