March 20, 2012 | Zurich, Switzerland | Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport Messe
MEMS Industry Group is pleased to announce MEMS Executive Congress® Europe. The European edition of MEMS Executive Congress explores the global connection of the MEMS supply chain. This one-day executive event features an opening presentation by MIG Managing Director Karen Lightman, panels, keynote speakers, and a special dinner at ETH Zurich. MEMS Executive Congress Europe is conveniently co-located with Smart Systems Integration 2012.
|Featuring Keynote Speakers:
- Markus Buhlmann, Head of Unit, Chassis Electronics, Vehicle Dynamics/Software, Audi AG
- Carmelo Papa, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial & Multisegment Sector, STMicroelectronics
- MEMS Enabling Smart Industrial Systems
- MEMS and the Changing Automobile
- MEMS in Consumer Products
|Location & Hotel Information:
Hotel Novotel Zurich Airport Messe
+41 44 829 90 00
By Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group
There is nothing more magical than seeing the tree at Rockefeller Center at Christmas time. That magic must have worked its way at 30 Rock into the audience of the Seventh Annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference. There was definitely something in the air (magic nanoparticles?), because there was an amazing energy of optimism and opportunity as nearly 30 nano- and advanced manufacturing startups presented on their companies to an audience of investors.
On December 7, I had the pleasure/honor/delight of presenting to this esteemed audience (of mainly men, I might add, ehem) on behalf of MEMS Industry Group (MIG). I had a ball and plan to come back every year (and yes, to see that gorgeous tree too – queue the photos I took of that world-famous tree).
Scott Livingston was the MC for the day’s event and he did a stellar job of introducing/networking/commenting/digressing/having a good time to promote his investment philosophy of taking back Wall Street and giving it back to the people (the 99% people). Not to get all occupy-Wall Street on you; but Scott has an important message of how the US investment community DOES NOT currently invest and reward advanced manufacturing (yes it will invest in Groupon and Zynga but not real job-creation, wealth generating industries like MEMS, save a few examples like InvenSense). And the reality is that the US has a competitive advantage in advanced manufacturing in nano and to some extent, micro-technology. The time is now and we can’t afford to blow it.
Originally posted on EE Times by Nicolas Mokhoff, Peter Clarke, Rick Merritt
12/6/2011 7:00 AM EST
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking during 2012.
Given the pace of technological change, limiting our list to 20 topics doesn’t really do the subject justice but in many ways our chosen topics embrace numerous others. Technology does not exist in a vacuum. Ideas behind each technology are interconnected both conceptually – and sometimes physically – through engineers, consumers, companies, events and market trends.
The significance can sometimes be as simple as how a well-turned phrase catches the essence of a technology sector, such as the way system-on-chip (SoC) replaced application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) as a descriptor, a decade ago. For instance, is today’s “Internet of Things” the same or different from machine-to-machine communications? Whichever buzz phrase we choose, the key is whether the technology will enable products to succeed and markets to grow.
The pictures used with the topics are not necessarily new in 2011 but examples from the past that illustrate why we think these technologies will flourish in the future