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SIITME 2018  Keynote Speakers

(in alphabetic order)

Keynote speaker:

Soufiane Bendaoud
Business Development Manager

Texas Instrument, Inc.


”High Performance Analog”

Soufiane has held several roles in the semiconductor industry, ranging from senior applications engineers to product definition and business development.
He has worked closely with analog and digital designers to define world class products which have become industry standards.

Keynote speaker:

Marek Lis
Senior Analog Applications Engineer

The University of Michigan
The University of Arizona

Texas Instrument, Inc.


”A Long-term Stability of IC Parameters and the Temperature Acceleration Factor”

Marek Lis is a Senior Analog Applications Engineer on Precision Analog (PA) High Performance Linear team at Texas Instruments – Tucson Design Center. Prior to its acquisition by Texas Instruments in 2001, he had worked for 10 years at Burr-Brown Corporation as an analog IC design engineer introducing over twenty new products including JFET and CMOS op amps and LDO’s. Afterwards, he held for eight years a design manager position in charge of development of series/shunt voltage references as well as instrumentation amplifiers and op amps.

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Ephraim Suhir

Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA ,
Bell Laboratories, Physical Sciences and Engineering Research Division, Murray Hill, NJ (ret),
Technical University, Vienna, Austria, and
ERS Co. , 727 Alvina Ct., Los Altos, CA

”Solder Joint Interconnections in Automotive Electronics: Design-for-Reliability and Accelerated Testing”

Dr. Suhir is Life Fellow of IEEE; Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Physical Society (APS), Institute of Physics (UK), Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautic and Astronautic (AIAA); and Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine, the country where he was born.

Keynote speaker:

Dirk Zittlau
Director of Product Development Center

Continental AG.


”Updates in highly automated driving – key components for driver-vehicle interaction”

Dirk Zittlau is globally managing the Product Development Center Interior Camera Products within the Business Unit Interior Instrumentation and Driver Human Machine. He is active since more than 20 years in the Automotive Research and Development, for both  advanced development and direct OEM serial project developments. The development activities had focus on active safety systems, included: vision processing applications, information and comfort instrumentation including graphical processing products.