PITTSBURGH (June 29, 2016) – MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG) invites attendees to a special half-day workshop on the convergence of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) devices, sensors, flexible substrates and semiconductors in the Internet of Things (IoT) at SEMICON West on July 13, 2016. Speakers will explore the theme “From Collision to Convergence: Co-Creating Solutions in the Semiconductor and MEMS/Sensors Industry” as they address a new and necessary level of collaboration for enabling IoT and other growing applications.

“The supply chain for the IoT is complex, and navigating its dynamic ecosystem requires collaboration among stakeholders,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. “By focusing on pre- and non-competitive challenges, industry players work toward common goals that benefit all — and that are only possible through collaborative effort. Attendees of the MSIG and SEMI joint workshop will get updates on the most pressing challenges to the increased use of MEMS, sensors and semiconductors in IoT applications.”

“Our joint workshop with MSIG at SEMICON West 2016 is a great forum to work together through the key convergence issues as well as to set the agenda for next steps on our shared goals,” said Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI. “SEMI and MSIG started with a joint survey on MEMS, sensors and semiconductors in early 2015 and immediately found traction among industry players. With its focus on industry realities like consolidation and the extended supply chain, this workshop takes on the key intersections and inflections.”

MSIG Chief Strategy Officer Steve Whalley and SEMI Vice President of Product Management and Business Development Bettina Weiss will co-chair the joint workshop. The agenda features:

  • Keynote: Leveraging M&A in a Converging Semiconductor and MEMS/sensor IOT World, Greg Mischou, senior partner, Woodside Capital Partners, LLC
  • Panel discussion with panelists from:
  • A.M. Fitzgerald and Associates
  • Electronic System Design Alliance
  • FlexTech
  • Lam Research
  • Woodside Capital Partners
  • Breakout Sessions — breakout groups will report on specific actions that companies can take to address these challenges/opportunities.

MSIG and MSIG member companies will be on the show floor at SEMICON West. Please visit MSIG in Booth N4 or visit http://msigeventEllenEllens.org/semicon-west-2016 for a list of MSIG exhibiting member companies and partners.


The MSIG and SEMI joint workshop takes place July 13, 2016 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Pre-registration is required: http://bit.ly/28IOUbK

Find more information about SEMICON West at: http://www.semiconwest.org/ and stay in touch via Facebook at www.facebook.com/SEMICONWest and Twitter at www.twitter.com/SEMIexpos (use #SEMICONWest).


MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. MSIG advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. By bringing the TSensors(Trillion Sensors) Enterprise under the umbrella of events and programs, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. Nearly 200 companies and industry partners comprise MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup).


SEMI® connects more than 2,000 member companies and more than a quarter-million professionals worldwide to advance the science and business of electronics manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Since 1970, SEMI has built connections that have helped its members grow, create new markets and address common industry challenges together. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information about SEMI, visit: www.semi.org and follow SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group logo are registered trademarks, and TSensors is a trademark of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Ellen Saksen
Phone: +1 412.390.1644
Email: esaksen@memsindustrygroup.org

Maria Vetrano, Vetrano Communications
Phone: +1 617.876.2770
Email: maria@vetrano.com


Deborah Geiger, SEMI
Phone: +1 408.943.7988
Email: dgeiger@semi.org


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