Consumer demand for “MEMS Everywhere” is creating new opportunities in the MEMS ecosystem. As the number of MEMS devices in any given consumer product increases, the challenge of integrating the MEMS ‘inside the machine’ has grown increasingly complex as well. As device manufacturers are jockeying for position and design wins, they must fulfill mass-market requirements for low-cost, low-power MEMS applications like inertial sensors, magnetometers and microphones. With consumer-grade pressure sensors, RF MEMS and timing devices now entering the mix, the need for intelligent integration is more important than ever.
Both device manufacturers and software suppliers will seize this opportunity with sensor-fusion software solutions that promise to ease integration in these complex heterogeneous systems. Application developers will capitalize on this robust MEMS ecosystem to drive new usage models, enabling cutting-edge technologies like augmented reality (AR) for gaming, media, education, and even visual speech, navigation and discovery, and social networking.
With MEMS near-ubiquity in consumer products, MEMS Industry Group has assembled a panel of industry experts to examine the most exciting opportunities and toughest challenges in consumer MEMS, including:
- Do MEMS, and MEMS suppliers, play a role in data security or privacy concerns given their increasingly integral role in enabling the “Internet of Everything” via the addition of MEMS sensor data to connectivity and the cloud?
- What are the primary driving forces for MEMS in the consumer space?
- How will younger generations change expectations for what MEMS does for consumer products?
- How can startups compete with major MEMS suppliers in markets where price erosion and high volume are dual influences?
- Will MEMS play a role in the still untapped opportunity for energy harvesting and low-power options for consumer products?
Please join us Thursday, November 8, 2012, 1:45-2:30 p.m. for the panel, MEMS in Consumer Products, at the eighth annual MEMS Executive Congress.
Moderator: Evgeni Gousev, senior director, Technology Development, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc.
- Sanjay Gupta, vice president, product development, Motorola Mobility
- Dragan Mladenovic, director of business management, Maxim Integrated, Sensor Division
- Will Turnage, vice president, Technology and Invention, R/GA
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