Karen’s blog from Hannover Messe – Day 3

by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group

Day 3 and a quick trip to Zurich – April 6

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My third and final day at the Messe was full with more meetings and encounters with existing and potential partners. I also was there right there after Polytec was awarded the Hannover Messe’s highest award for Microtechnology. You can see a cute pic of Polytec’s Wilfried Bauer and I as shake his hand in congratulations.

Before taking off for the airport, I met up with Fraunhofer IPMS’ Moritz Fleischer and Fraunhofer ENAS’ Martina Vogel who updated me on their many programs, events and activities throughout Europe.

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Karen’s blog from Hannover Messe – Day 2

by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group

Day 2 – April 5

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While on day one I arrived at the Messe via the ICE train from Hamburg (after a GREAT weekend with my relatives; who can trace their heritage in Germany back to the 1400’s). On day two I made the decision to take the U bahn and S bahn system to the fair….which made for a bit of a stressful morning as I had to be onsite in time for my session at 10am. Thankfully I arrived with a few minutes to spare to host the first-ever US MEMS Day at Hannover Messe. I kicked off the ½ day session with “MEMS Market Opportunities and Developments from a US Perspective.” I am indebted to iSuppli and Yole for supplying the market data and some of the analysis that I presented. MIG members can download the presentation on the MIG website and anyone can check out the pictures and tweets that IVAM’s Katrin Theiler posted (thank you Katrin!).

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