By Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group
Everyone knows the famous refrain “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But for MEMS, you’ll want what happens in Vegas to come home with you. Why? Because MEMS at CES has gone waaaay beyond sensing your touch and letting you play Angry Birds.
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is going back for a second year to International CES – because MEMS is happening in Vegas. And baby, it’s so cool and innovative and its applications are so new and exciting that it’s coming home with you, too. At 2013 International CES MEMS will be ever-present; and MIG is helping it stand out even more this year with our half-day MEMS conference track on January 8.
We will kick off our conference track with a very special keynote from Mr. Klaus Meder, president of Bosch Automotive Electronics, entitled “The MEMS Generation: Why Miniature ‘Machines’ are changing the User Experience with Everything.” Mr. Meder will discuss the connectivity of the automobile with the consumer, all enabled by the power of MEMS. I spoke with Mr. Meder earlier this fall regarding this keynote and was thrilled to hear his passion for MEMS and the role he sees it playing in what he calls this “interconnected lifestyle.” In Meder’s keynote, I expect that he will be taking the theory of the Internet of things one step further by demonstrating how a combination of MEMS and sensors are enabling our lives to be untethered by wires or roads. I was given a sneak peek of his presentation and got goose bumps when I saw the car of the future – and I think you will, too.