Industry leaders scheduled to speak at the iNEMI MEMS Workshop

MEMS Workshop: Needs & Opportunities

September 15-16 (following the EMPC 2011 Conference)

Hilton Metropole Brighton, UK

Organized by iNEMI

Supported by MEMS Industry Group (MIG)

ST Microelectronics’ Benedetto Vigna, Group Vice President and General Manager of ST Microelectronics’ (STM, ST) MEMS, Sensors, and High-Performance Analog Division, will deliver keynote at iNEMI MEMS workshop

Thought leaders from the electronics industry and research community will come together this September to tackle the challenges of developing and adopting MEMS technologies. Make plans now to join the discussion.

This meeting is intended to set the priorities and direction for future industry-led collaborative programs. Your participation will enable you to help set this agenda for the electronics industry.

Join speakers from: Bosch, Coventor, Fraunhofer IZM, imec, iNEMI, Léti, Tronics Group,

Yole Développement and more as we:

• Identify the major technology areas where the electronics industry has the greatest potential impact on improving the reliability, testability, performance, and cost of MEMS–based solutions.

• For the high-priority challenges, identify and begin to define collaborative projects that iNEMI and other organizations can develop that will either partially or fully address the technology and supply chain gaps requiring electronics industry leadership.

• Form action groups to define and execute the required industrial collaborative programs.

• Define research and development needs to support these programs.

Registration

(Fees listed are in US dollars.)

• iNEMI members: free

• MIG members: $250 (contact Kacey Wherley for coupon code) at kwherley@memsindustrygroup.org

• Non-members: $350

Register now http://www.inemi.org/node/2113

For more information http://www.inemi.org/events/mems-workshop

Consumer MEMS to See Highest Growth Yet This Year at 37 Percent

Smartphones and media tablets drive expansion; 3-axis gyroscope is the star MEMS device

Contributed by Jérémie Bouchaud, Director and Principal Analyst, MEMS, iSuppli

The MEMS market for its largest and most dynamic sector, consumer and mobile devices, is set to generate record growth in 2011 on the back of robust exposure in smart-phone and tablet applications, according to a Consumer & Mobile MEMS Market Tracker report from information and analysis provider IHS.

Revenue in 2011 for consumer and mobile MEMS will hit $2.25 billion, up a best-ever expansion level of 37 percent, compared to the previous high-water mark of 27 percent in 2010 when revenue reached $1.64 billion. Consumer MEMS growth slowed to 6 percent in 2009 during the crucial period of recovery following the deep economic crisis of the prior year, but that has proven to be the only soft spot for the market. Overall, the five-year revenue prospects starting from 2010 call for solid growth by a factor of nearly three to $4.54 billion in 2015, equivalent to a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 22.5 percent.

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