FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Several years ago I coined the phrase “MEMS frickin’ everywhere.” I shared my vision for MEMS enabling a smarter and better world. This was before the term Internet of Things (IoT) had taken hold. My catchphrase got me into a bit of trouble with those offended by my use of a modified expletive as well as skeptics of the potential of MEMS.
Today that vision of MEMS everywhere seems passé and so obvious. That’s because the outlook for MEMS and sensors has never looked brighter – this was incredibly apparent to me at the 2015 International CES.
At this year’s CES, in addition to hosting the Sensors Marketplace on the show floor and hosting a booth with several of our member companies, MEMS Industry Group (MIG) hosted its third annual conference at CES. In 2013 we were invited by CEA to host a 1.5 hour conference; in 2014 it doubled to three hours and this year we filled an entire day of content plus a cocktail party. Some might say that MIG is growing as fast as the MEMS and sensors industry it represents!
Read the rest of Karen’s letter here!
MIG MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Kaplan Breyer Schwarz & Ottesen
Q: It’s our round – what are you having?
A: A hot dark chocolate please – maybe with an amaretto shot. Dark chocolate is known to be an antioxidant. Less well known, perhaps, is that it also stimulates brain activity. A little alcohol tossed in can also serve to improve creativity (and lighten the mood) – if the studies are to be believed.
Furthermore, it provides a reason for whipped cream!
Q: A great picture is worth a thousand words — please show us yours.
MIG Members receive a significant discount.Sponsorship Opportunities are still available!
For companies who wish to stand out as leaders along the MEMS and sensors supply chain in Europe, sponsorship of the MEMS Executive Congress Europe® provides the best chance all year for exposure to the global leaders in MEMS and sensors in one place. Sponsorship of MEMS Executive Congress Europe® highlights your company as a provider of solutions for the business issues that Congress executives come to address.
Franz Laermer, Vice President, Corporate Sector Research and Advanced Engineering, Microsystems Technologies, Bosch
Claus Nielsen, Business Development Manager, Health & Care Technologies DELTA
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Early bird registration is now open – limited time 30% off!
MIG members receive an additional discount on exhibit space and $100 off Gold or Main conference passes or $50 off MIG’s Pre-conference Symposium.
Mobile sensor deployment: making the whole greater than the sum of its’ parts.
Hosted by MEMS Industry Group and QuickLogic
Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:30 am Eastern Standard Time
In 2014, it is anticipated that 658 million sensor hubs will be sold worldwide with that number growing to 1.3 billion by 2017 (IHS Technology, April 2014). Impressive numbers for what could certainly still be considered a fledgling market. This growth is being driven by the availability of low cost sensor technology and the desire for always-on sensing allowing mobile devices to understand user context and eventually anticipate user needs.
Register for the webinar here.
IoT: Standards & Testing, MEMS & Sensors
An interactive Webinar with MEMS Industry Group and IEEE Standards Association
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time
This is the first in a series of webinars that will address issues related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Connectedness. In this webinar, viewers will gain an understanding of:
- Why IoT, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Sensors need common specifications and standards
- The role of interoperability and testing when it comes to IoT
- What the MEMS Industry Group (MIG) & IEEE Standards Association are doing to facilitate IoT Connectedness
Register now at the Webinar Site!
|UPCOMING MIG EVENTS
March 9-10, 2015
May 6-7, 2015
|UPCOMING PARTNER EVENTS
January 18 – 22, 2015
January 27 – 30, 2015
January 28, 2015
Virtuix became a member during the 2015 International CES®. They created an incredible virtual reality gaming experience, which dominated the gaming news at 2015 CES®. We’re thrilled to welcome them aboard!
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). We’re excited to have them join the MIG member team!