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MEMS Needs & Opportunities Workshop

iNEMI is sponsoring this workshop to discuss the challenges of developing and adopting MEMS technologies. Through collaboration along the supply chain, we can reduce risk and accelerate technology adoption in a wide variety of product segments. The workshop will:

  • Feature speakers from OEMs, suppliers, and research institutions working on MEMS technology development.
  • Identify challenges and gaps that benefit from a collaborative approach. These gaps may be related to technology maturity/deployment as well as development processes such as testing methodologies and reliability verification.

Meeting Objectives
The overall objective of this workshop is to accelerate technology development and cost-effective deployment of MEMS to meet the increasing demand for more efficient and sustainable electronics solutions for the global society. By promoting interactions among the participating thought leaders, we intend to:

  • 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.

Who Should Attend
Middle management and senior executives whose responsibilities include:

  • Advanced technology development
  • Product strategy and development
  • Sourcing and supply chain management
  • Product qualification and regulatory certification

Benefits of Participation
The intent of this meeting is 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. Those who participate in the follow-on collaborative programs will enjoy a competitive advantage as new technologies and methodologies are developed and deployed to drive MEMS industry best practices.


(Fees listed are in US dollars.)

  • iNEMI members: free
  • MIG members: $200 before August 5 / $250 after August 5 (Please contact Kacey Wherley at for the coupon code)
  • Non-members: $300 before August 5 / $350 after August 5

September 15-16 (following the EMPC 2011 Conference)

Hilton Metropole Brighton, UK

Organized by iNEMI

Supported by MEMS Industry Group (MIG)
MIG members save $100 on registration fee

Register now

MEMS News Update

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The SEMICON West Reception Crawl

Originally posted on 3D InCites by Francoise von Trapp

Yes, there were lots of great conference sessions, keynotes, and products and technologies being showcased at SEMICON West 2011 (I have the notebook full of notes to prove it) but everyone knows that the measure of a truly successful SEMICON West lies in the network opportunities and the receptions following all that heady stuff.  I promise to get to all of that because I’ve got lots to say, but it’s the weekend, everyone’s tired and recovering, and I thought it would be more fun to talk about the parties.

SEMICON West is not a one reception-a-night kind of week for me.  It’s more like 2-4 receptions/night over three nights.  Attending all while keeping in mind that there’s still work to be done during the day requires careful strategizing. In fact, there were a few I just couldn’t make. (There were some tough decisions, but sponsors of 3D InCites and R&D partners got first dibs). Overall, based on the extravagance of the events overall this year over last year, it’s clear that this industry’s bottom line seems to be improving.

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