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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Karen’s blog from Hannover Messe 2011 – Day 1

by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group

Day one – April 4

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For the second year in a row I had the privilege of presenting at Hannover Messe at the IVAM’s “Innovations for Industry” Forum at Micronanotec. Last year I came to the Messe without the company of MIG member companies. In fact, thanks to the Icelandic volcanic disruption of air travel last year during the week of Hannover Messe 2010, I felt like the only one who came from outside Germany! But this year was different in several ways: 1. MIG co-exhibited with members Acuity and XACTIX; 2. MIG hosted a “US MEMS Day” as part of the forum; and lastly, 3. MIG hosted a US MEMS Day (though Bavarian-inspired) party in the IVAM lounge.

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