By Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group
Without a doubt, this year was the year of MEMS at SEMICON West. MEMS had its best showing EVER at this year’s show, in my humble opinion.
Why? Well since you asked, I’ll tell you. MIG shared a booth with 6 of its member companies: Amerimade Technology, Akrion Systems, Brewer Science, IMT, MEMSCAP and XACTIX. While at first I was worried about the tight fit in the 10×10 spot, it worked out really well. The reality is that when you go to a show like SEMICON West, you honestly don’t want to stay in one booth for more than 20 minutes; you want to roam the floor in search of adventure (or at least new customers/partners/members). So having us all in one spot as a “reference point” really worked out well and I am grateful to SEMI (namely Tom Morrow and Ray Morgan) for making it happen. Check out our Flickr and YouTube links to see some fun video and pics from the show, the MEMS DemoZone, some parties, and the show floor, featuring a TON of MIG members.
Beyond our merry band of MIG’ers cohabitating in our booth there were many more on the SEMICON West show floor: Applied Materials, Inc.; AEPI, the Grenoble-Isere Economic Development Agency; Bullen Ultrasonics; CEA-Leti; Chipworks; ClassOne Equipment, Inc.; EV Group; Expertech; GLOBALFOUNDRIES; imec; OEM Group; Oxford Instruments; Plan Optik AG; Plasma-Therm; Rite Track; Semefab; Silex Microsystems; SPP Process Technology Systems UK Limited; SUSS MicroTec; TECNISCO; Yield Engineering; and Yole Développement.