Calling Technologies Presenters – Semiconductors in Life Sciences Symposium 2018

Semiconductors in Life Sciences Symposium Penang, 18th September 2018

Hosted by SilTerra Malaysia, Supported by imec

The convergence of micro-electronics and life sciences is poised to take the next leap of advancement.

Ever since the retail introduction of glucometers and glucose strips, the lives of millions of diabetic sufferers changed dramatically. This was enabled because an accurate electrical signal could be generated from blood sugar by the presence of glucose oxidase in the strip. Other point-of-care applications have since emerged and expanded beyond this approach.

The recognition that micro-electronics and semiconductor processing can revolutionize healthcare has led renowned research institutes around the world like imec with headquarters in Belgium, Europe to pursue this field. SilTerra has been collaborating with imec to commercialise the next generation micro-chip applications like photonics-based DNA sequencing chips, semiconductor-based ultrasonics transducers, micro-fluidics based lab-on-a-chip systems and others.

SilTerra, supported by imec, is organising a technology symposium that will bring together thought leaders and eminent researchers to share and collaborate in accelerating this field of semiconductors in life sciences. We invite technologists and thought leaders from:

Research Institutes working on semiconductor-based life sciences applications that are on the verge of commercialisation, and
Companies who have techniques and methods for supporting these technologies to
Submit presentation proposals1 for sharing with other eminent persons at this event.

We have invited speakers from Europe, Asia and USA to share the latest in their respective areas – in addition to imec, we expect to include companies such as Pacific Biosciences, MEMS Journal, AmKor Technology, Korea Electronics Technology Institute, and others.

The audience will be technologists and senior technology managers from leading companies and research institutes who are also extending the boundaries of life sciences through semiconductor and related technologies – from Europe, Asia and USA.

This will be an invitation-only one-day symposium limited to no more than 100 attendees and a maximum of 10 talks. There will be ample opportunity for networking to encourage collaboration during the day.

Details of the event will be available soon. The deadline for submission is 23rd July. Join us as a speaker.


DATE OF EVENT: 18th September 2018 

VENUE: UAB Building, Gat Lebuh Cina, Penang The event will be held in the beautifully restored heritage UAB Building, location of Khazanah’s Penang Office in Georgetown. 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: July 23rd 2018. Accepted abstracts will be notified by 8th August to prepare presentations not exceeding 18 min, in the style of TED Talks. 

SUBMISSIONS & QUERIES: Susan Sahayan ( ) 


About SilTerra

SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering fabrication and design support services in CMOS logic, High-Voltage, Mixed-signal, RF, BCD, Power and MEMS technologies down to 90 nanometer feature size. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design-in capacity of 46,000 eight-inch wafers per month and currently serves customers in US, Taiwan, Korea and China.

Environmentally vigilant, SilTerra delivers award-winning, world-class performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity, custom technologies, competitive advantages and around the clock customer support. SilTerra is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certified. Starting commercial production in 2001, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in Malaysia’s Kulim Hi-Tech Park, with sales and marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu (Taiwan). For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please visit

Supporting partner imec

About imec

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, energy and education.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 4,000 brilliant minds from over 85 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. In 2017, imec’s revenue (P&L) totaled 546 million euro. Further information on imec can be found at

1 This will strictly be technology related, with no company promotions. The talks are expected to be visionary, forward looking with links to applications. They will explain what is the technological development; how is it unique; how can this be realized.