Heads up on MEMS programs and speaking opportunities at SEMICON West

There’s still some time to have input on the MEMS programs at this summer’s SEMICON West! SEMICON West is July 12-14 this year, in San Francisco as always.  Deadline for abstracts for presentations is March 15.

The main Tuesday morning MEMS TechXpot session will focus on issues of industry structure and enabling new device technologies. Global Foundries will be giving its take on what CMOS learnings bring to volume MEMS production, Yole Développement will be speaking on trends in industry structural and manufacturing technology, Sand9 will present on CSP technology extending MEMS oscillator performance to wireless applications, and we have even more exciting news to announce soon!

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A little Thank You note

In an earlier email I posed the question “what have you done in the past ten years?” and I was pleasantly surprised to hear the response from many of you. Some climbed mountains while others founded companies. Some started families and attempted to balance life/family/work (I include myself here). Some have left large companies to join new ventures and others closed the door on a startup to join a large “more stable” company. Funny how much can change in ten years. Let’s not even talk about the changes in weight, hair color (or hair loss!)…

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A New Year Brings New Features and Technologies to Sensors Expo!

In 2011, Sensors Expo & Conference is highlighting more MEMS than ever before!

With the MEMS Pavilion, MEMS Innovation Area, Conference Track, Pre-Conference Symposium, Networking Opportunities – you will gain all the MEMS education you need at ONE event!

Special Discount for MEMS Industry Group Members: Contact Kacey Wherley at kwherley@memsindustrygroup.org for your coupon code!

New MEMS for 2011!

In-depth Pre-Conference Symposium.

• Take a deep dive into MEMS with a full day Symposium on Monday, June 6th entitled “MEMS Commercialization Opportunities for Systems and Products.”

More Conference Sessions.

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MEMS News Updates

“MEMS Manufacturing evolution!” generates global audience of 570 people

Lyon, France – February 22, 2011 – As yet another measure of the strong interest in MEMS technology, the recent webinar dedicated to MEMS manufacturing evolution hosted by I-Micronews.com, the Yole Développement Media website and co-organized with MEMS Industry Group, had over 570 registered participants from 37 countries around the world. Over the past decade MEMS has become a highly dynamic business delivering mission critical value adding functionality to hundreds of products that touch every consumer in the world. Now regarded as an “adjacent” technology by many in the much larger semiconductor space, there is a huge and very diverse interest from a bevy of players looking to understand and benefit from the current boom.

Dr. Eric Mounier, a lead MEMS Analyst at Yole Développement, gave a detailed overview of MEMS Manufacturing , and more importantly his view of where it is heading. His presentation is packed full of information including the history of MEMS manufacturing and real product examples showing the challenges facing MEMS manufacturing. Dr. Mounier’s presentation was based on the newest report released by the Yole Développement team, titled , MEMS Manufacturing & Packaging. This report analyzes the main MEMS manufacturing evolution. “With this report, our aim is to provide understanding of current challenges of MEMS manufacturing, packaging & materials. For each MEMS manufacturing step, bottlenecks and challenges are highlighted”, explained Dr. Eric Mounier, Project Manager at Yole Développement.

“More than simply providing information on the high-tech industry, through the webcast programs we offer across all the industries we serve we seek to foster professional exchanges and industry development. The success of this MEMS event is just one example. As we continue expanding these programs, we welcome the participation of our highly targeted worldwide audience.” says J.C. Eloy, President & CEO, Yole Développement.

“MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is pleased to have been a part of this successful event – which is one of a series of webinars that we co-host with MIG members and partners in our MEMS Education Series (www.memseducationseries.com). As MIG strives to meet its mission of advancing MEMS across global markets, spreading the good news about MEMS is critical – we look forward to participating in future webinars with Yole Développement,”states Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group (www.memsindustrygroup.org).

The recording of this webcast is still available for viewing , just go to View Webcast. All registrants can download the slide presentation and more details about the new MEMS Manufacturing Report!

About MEMS Manufacturing & Packaging Trends Report – Publication date: January 2011

• Author & Contributor

Dr. Eric Mounier has a PhD in microelectronics from the INPG in Grenoble. Since 1998 he is a cofounder of Yole Developpement, a market research company based in France. At Yole, Dr. Eric Mounier is in charge of market analysis for MEMS, equipment & material. He is Chief Editor of Micronews, and MEMS’Trends magazines (Magazine on MEMS Technologies & Markets).

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• Companies cited in the report

36Deg, Accretech, AD, Aichi Steel, Air Products, AKM, Akustica, ALSI, Amkor, AML, APM, ASE, ASML, AST, Avago, Aviza, Ayumi, Bal-Tec, Baolab, Berliner Glass, BOC Edwards, Bosch, Brewer, Coventor, Dalsa, Dicon, Discera, Disco, Elpida, Entrepix, ePack, Epcos, EVG, FhG ISiT, FLIR, FocusTest, Freescale, FSI, Hamamatsu, Hitachi Metals, HP, IBM, IDEX, Idonus, Ikonics, IMT, Infineon, Invensense, Ixmotion, JDSU, Kionix, Knowles, LAM Research, Lemoptix, Leti, Lumedyne, Memscap, Memscore, Memsic, Memsstar, Memstech, MEMTronics, Micralyne, Micro Devices Laboratory, Microstaq, Mitsubishi Electric, Nanoplas, NEC Schott, NeoPhotonics, NovioMEMS, Okmetic, Omron, Panasonic Factory Solutions, Penta Technology, piezoVolume, Plan Optik, Polight, Primaxx, QinetiQ, QMT, RFMD, SAES, Samsung, Sandia National Labs, Santec, Semitool, Sensonor, Shell, Silex, Silicon Clocks, SiTime, Solidus Technologies, SPEA, Sporian Microsystems, STM, STPS, SUSS MicroTec, Tango, Tecnisco, Tegal, TEL, TI, TMT, TopCon, Toshiba, Tousimis, Tronics’, TSMC, Ulcoat, Ulis, UltraTechSteppers, Ulvac, Umicore, Veratag, Visera, Vi Technology, VTI, Xactix, XFAB, Xintec.