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June 2013 Issue

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For MEMS End-Users - "Buy One, Get Access" to all the benefits of MIG membership

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Posted in Membership by MEMS Industry Group

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Attention members! As a MIG member, you know that there is more value to all of us when we have active members from the entire MEMS supply chain, including end-user companies.  To get more end-users involved in membership, we have created the “Buy One, Get Access” campaign.
 

If you work with any MEMS end-user companies that would benefit from a MIG membership, please send them to the MIG web site for all the details. Or, refer them to Monica Takacs at mtakacs@memsindustrygroup.org and we’ll reach out on your behalf.

Together we’ll grow the MEMS pie!

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MIG is hosting the premier MEMS party at SEMICON West, and YOU can be the Guest of Honor!

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Posted in Events by MEMS Industry Group

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July 10, 2013 | Restaurant Lulu | San Francisco, CA | Register now!

Sponsorships are available, and are the most affordable way to gain visibility and exposure to those in and around the MEMS industry. Click here to view the Platinum and Bronze sponsorship opportunities.

Differentiate yourself.  Sponsor the most-attended MEMS party at SEMICON West! Visit the Event page for more information, or contact Jonathan Perciavalle, or call 412.390.1644.

 

Current Sponsors:

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2013 Sensors Expo Presentations have been added to the MIG Resource Library

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Posted in Resource Library by MEMS Industry Group

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FDA Safety Communication: Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

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Posted in General Resources by MEMS Industry Group

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Feedback from members requested.
 

Manufacturers are responsible for remaining vigilant about identifying risks and hazards associated with their medical devices, including risks related to cybersecurity, and are responsible for putting appropriate mitigations in place to address patient safety and assure proper device performance.
 

The FDA expects medical device manufacturers to take appropriate steps to limit the opportunities for unauthorized access to medical devices. 


The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector is continuing to work in a collaborative public and private sector partnership to reduce risks to the Sector from all hazards.  As part of that effort, they have released information on potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in networked medical devices.  A Safety Communication from FDA may be found HERE, and an FDA Draft Guidance document may be found HERE


An Alert from the DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) with additional information on the potential vulnerabilities may be found HERE.  The HPH Sector Partnership is working with FDA and DHS to disseminate this information to medical device manufacturers, healthcare facilities, state and local public health departments, and other Sector partners.


If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at cip@hhs.gov.

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Big Mother Gets Street Smart

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Posted in MEMSblog by Karen Lightman

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By Karen Lightman

Originally posted as a guest blog on Design News

 

You have probably heard of the concept of Big Mother as coined by Julie Ask of Forrester Research. Though it is not as ominous as Big Brother -- which smacks of scary omniscience -- there is still some interplay between technology and personal behavior.

 

According to Julie's definition of Big Mother, sensor data is integrated into applications to guide us gently into better behavior. We are reminded to sit up straight by our LUMOback waistbands, or we work out smarter thanks to our FitBit wristbands and BodyMedia armbands. These are cool and compelling, but how is my mobile device going to guide me to the nearest exit of an over-Yankee-Candled indoor mall or help save the battery on my smartphone by powering down when its inborn intelligence infers that I am at the movies? When and how is my mobile device going to get to know me and help me in my world? When is Big Mother going to get street smart?

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Guest Blog - MEMS new product development, The first prototype

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Posted in MEMSblog by David DiPaola

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The following is a guest blog entry from David DiPaola from DiPaola Consulting, LLC.  This post first appeared on Solid State, and has made its way to MEMSblog!  This is the second guest post from David, as he will be submitting monthly, focusing on MEMS new product development.  The monthly series will discuss critical aspects of developing new MEMS products for commercialization.  For more information on David or Dipaola Consulting, LLC, please visit: www.dceams.com


MEMS New Product Development, Importance of First Prototype
David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com

 

In the second article of the MEMS new product development blog, the importance of the first prototype will be discussed.  Theoretical work is valuable and a necessary step in this process but nothing shows proof of principle and sells a design like a working prototype.  Its something people can touch, observe and investigate while distracting them from doubt associated with change.  Building multiple prototypes in this first phase is equally important to begin validation early and show repeatability or provide evidence to change design and process directions.

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MEMS Industry Group’s ‘Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions’ Empowers Consumer-Platform Developers

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Posted in Resources by Jonathan Perciavalle

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In a major step forward toward MEMS standardization, MEMS Industry Group (MIG) today made public “Standardized Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions.” Co-authored by Intel and Qualcomm Technologies—with contributions from Analog Devices, Bosch Sensortec, Freescale Semiconductor, Hillcrest Labs, InvenSense, Kionix, Maxim Integrated, Movea, NIST, PNI Sensor Corporation, STMicroelectronics and Xsens Technologies—“Standardized Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions” is available to the public for download at: www.memsindustrygroup.org/spd.

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Member Spotlight

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MIG is excited to welcome the following new members:

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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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