Joost van Beek

Head of Process Development & Integration, Philips MEMS foundry


Joost van Beek (1969) has been active in MEMS and Micro Systems technology for over 20 years. During his career, he held scientific positions related to these fields at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, Philips Research Laboratories, and NXP Semiconductors. Apart from his extensive research experience, he also had the opportunity at Philips and NXP to gain expertise in MEMS process and product release for large volume manufacturing. At NXP and Philips, he was leading projects on RF-Passives, RF-MEMS, MEMS timing devices, Ultrasound Sensing, and others. Currently, he is a member of the management team of the Philips MEMS Foundry in Eindhoven where he is leading the Process Development & Integration group.

Joost received a MSc degree in Applied Physics from the Technical University Eindhoven, and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University Leuven. He is co-author of over 50 scientific papers and holds 25 granted patents.


Philips operates a state-of-the-art 2650 m2 pure-play MEMS Foundry on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This MEMS Foundry is specialized in medium volume custom MEMS manufacturing. An important focal area is the co-development of manufacturing processes for its bio-medical customers. It is thereby uniquely acting as a European pilot line for emerging medical applications.

This presentation will elaborate several on-going MEMS manufacturing activities for various bio-medical applications, such as cell-sorting, neural probing, micro optical tomography and ultrasound imaging.

10:02 a.m. - 10:17 a.m.

Thursday [24][LID-WORLD] Sense & Act (matin)

Head of Process Development & Integration, Philips MEMS foundry

A MEMS production facility for the high tech and bio-medical industry... more info