MIG at BSAC’s Fall 2012 IAB & Research Review

The MIG team traveled to Berkeley, California last week to host a workshop on MEMS Product Development Challenges, part of BSAC’s Fall 2012 IAB & Research Review.  We were very honored to host a workshop with BSAC for the second year in a row.  The presentations from the workshop are available to MIG members in the Resource Library on our web site.

Karen Lightman kicked off the day by presenting an overview of MIG and the current state of the industry including potential areas for collaboration.

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Dave Monk, Sensor Product Manager at Freescale presented a case study on MEMS product development evolution and lessons learned.
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Angelo Assimakopoulos, Director of New Business Development at Knowles Electronics discussed the history of Knowles and the challenges they faced developing a MEMS microphone.
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Next up was Peter Himes, VP of Marketing at Silex Microsystems. He discussed a foundry’s perspective on process standardization vs full customization.

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The half-day workshop concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Leslie Field of Small Tech Consulting. Panelists included Mark Zdeblick,  CTO of Proteus Digital Health, Marcellino Gemelli, Senior Marketing Manager of Bosch Sensortec, Christine Chihfan Ho,  CTO of Imprint Energy, and Octavian Florescu,  President of Silicon BioDevices.

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We learned a lot about the great research that BSAC is conducting for the rest of the day and concluded the day with a very fun networking event that was sponsored by ClassOne Equipment. Check out the photos below.

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We arrived a day early to host a MIG Member Happy Hour in the Bay Area. Sponsored by MIPI Alliance,  the happy hour took place at Tied House Brewery & Cafe in Mountain View. We had a fantastic turnout and it was fabulous enjoying some down time with old friends and new.
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Visit our Flickr page to see all the photos from the event.

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