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August 2012 Issue

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August 1, 2012

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Register Today for MIG's September Workshop: MEMS Product Development Challenges

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Posted in MIG Events by MEMS Industry Group

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MIG Workshop: MEMS Product Development Challenges (Sweet Dreams and Nightmares)
September 19, 2012
UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA


Register before September 6 to receive the early bird discount!

Join MEMS Industry Group (MIG) at UC Berkeley as we present a workshop on MEMS product development during BSAC’s Fall 2012 IAB & Research Review. MEMS industry experts, ranging from market leaders to startups, will discuss success factors and lessons learned to help all of us navigate the dynamic MEMS commercialization process.

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August 1, 2012

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Registration is open! MEMS Executive Congress US 2012

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Posted in MIG Events by MEMS Industry Group

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MEMS is Mainstream - So What’s Next?
November 7-9, 2012 | Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Now in its eighth year, MEMS Executive Congress is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial, medical and telecom. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing MEMS technology sit side-by-side with their end-user customers in panel discussions and networking events to exchange ideas and information about the use of MEMS in commercial applications.

 

Register before October 12 to save $100!

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August 15, 2012

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Get your Free Exhibition Hall Pass to 2013 International CES!

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Posted in Partner Events by MEMS Industry Group

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2013 International CES

 

Free registration ends August 31, 2012! Make sure to reserve your seat for the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world and join MIG for the MEMS content and MEMS Techzone.

Featured members in the MEMS TechZone include Kionix, WiSpry, and Xsens.

 

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Stay tuned for more information about MIG’s conference track at 2013 CES®. Registration opens in October.


For more information and to register, visit CESweb.org

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August 13, 2012

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MEMS Industry Group Showcases the Future of MEMS at MEMS Executive Congress 2012

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Suppliers and OEMs to explore MEMS’ connection to emerging apps in biomedical/quality of life, consumer, robotics, smart energy, and more at annual executive conference

 

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host MEMS Executive Congress® 2012, the annual business conference and networking event for the MEMS industry, November 7-8, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ. Keynote speakers include: Ajith Amerasekera, TI Fellow, IEEE Fellow, in Texas Instruments’ Kilby Labs, who will discuss how immersive intelligent systems will change the management of our cities, buildings, personal life, health, transportation, safety and security; and Robert Brunner, founder, creative director and partner, Ammunition. Brunner, who first made his name as director of industrial design at Apple Computer, will explore the critical connection between brand identity and connection to consumers—going far beyond the typical form-and-function paradigm of classic industrial design. Industry panels and the MEMS Technology Showcase®—featuring some of the most unique MEMS applications—complete the MEMS Executive Congress 2012 program.

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August 13, 2012

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MEMS Technology Showcase® Call for Demos - Show us your gadgets!

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With MEMS Technology Showcase®, MIG promotes MEMS-enabled products through conferences and trade shows: demonstrating the MEMS in the machine.

 

Submission deadline: October 1, 2012
Selected presenters will be notified by: October 8, 2012

 

Who should submit a MEMS-enabled product?

  • Companies with products that contain MEMS inside.
  • MEMS device manufacturers should encourage their customers to submit products.
  • Both working demos and products already on the market are eligible.

Submit your product now!

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August 15, 2012

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Karen’s blog from GE Global Research, Niskayuna

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Posted in MIG Events by Karen Lightman, Managing Director

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Perched on a bluff overlooking the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, NY is a powerhouse of industrial R&D; GE’s Global Research Center (GRC). GRC just celebrated its 110 year anniversary. Thomas Edison’s original desk is on display in the entry lobby to prove this point!

 

Thomas Edison's desk at GE

 

The Niskayuna facility is the largest of several GRCs. GE also has centers in Munich, Germany; Bangalore, India; Shanghai, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and San Ramon, California.

 

The history of invention and innovation that has taken place at GRC to create major new businesses was on display as we walked along the entry hall. Some highlighted examples include x-ray medical imaging, jet engines, magnetic resonance imagers, digital x-ray panels and a number of other world firsts. The Research Center in Niskayuna is one of the world’s largest corporate R&D centers that conducts focused, strategic research and development. This is GE – after all – and GE has the demonstrated ability to identify new business opportunities, utilize its research capacity to develop the required technologies in collaboration with GE businesses, and then to grow these businesses globally. As such, the master plan needs significant R&D capability to back it up.

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August 15, 2012

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iNEMI Survey: MEMS Collaboration Opportunities

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Posted in Partner Events by International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative

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iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) has held workshops in Europe and North America to discuss the challenges of developing and adopting MEMS technologies and to set priorities and direction for industry-led collaborative efforts.

 

They are collecting inputs from key industry players on which collaborative R&D projects need to be driven to move the industry rapidly forward. They need your inputs on the survey. It will take just 5-10 minutes of your time and from that iNEMI will follow through and establish collaborative teams in areas of the highest needs. The survey will close August 31, 2012.

 

Please go here to take the survey.

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August 15, 2012

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Where is the Love? Karen's blog from SEMICON West 2012

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Posted in Partner Events by Karen Lightman, MEMS Industry Group

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Has the romance between the MEMS and semiconductor industries started to fizzle? Or is the real issue that for new equipment vendors, the appeal and shiny/sexy new-ness of MEMS has faded as they salivate in anticipation of a switch from 300 to 450mm (with all of that sexy, new and expensive semiconductor equipment)?

 

In 2011, I declared that it was the “the year of MEMS” at SEMICON West in my MEMSblog, because last year, MEMS was everywhere! This year, not so much…

 

Don’t get me wrong; I love going to SEMICON West. I keep coming back because it’s like homecoming. I can’t walk the halls of Moscone without bumping into dozens of colleagues and MEMS Industry Group (MIG) members. This year it was even more fun, because I was armed with hundreds of adorable MIG stickers that I emblazoned/bedazzled on every MIG member (and future member) I saw.

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Member Spotlight

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MIG is excited to welcome the following new members:

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Sensor Platforms
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Thanks the following members for renewing their memberships in the past month. We strongly value your continued support.:

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Bullen Ultrasonics DelfMEMS DiPaola Consulting, LLC
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