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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MIG & MEMS Technology Review (MTR)

At the beginning of this year, MEMS Industry Group partnered with the publisher of Commercial Micro Manufacturing magazine (CMM) to launch the ‘MEMS Technology Review’ (MTR), a magazine that focuses directly on the exciting and emerging area of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). Read our second edition here:


Distributed alongside CMM magazine to a worldwide readership of 30,000 professionals involved in research, development and manufacturing on a micro scale, MTR will keep readers up to date with all the latest developments in the MEMS Industry. With in-depth articles, news and reviews of products and services available to the MEMS and micro manufacturing community, the magazine will represent the most definitive source of vital and practical information for the MEMS and micro manufacturing sector.

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