MEMS and Sensors

Microtech Ventures brings a New MEMS and Sensors Summit to Town

Microtech Ventures brings a New MEMS and Sensors Summit to Town

From November 5 to 7, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural MEMS and sensors focused Microtech Innovation Summit at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. I have to admit, until recently I didn’t follow MEMS and sensors (M&S) and didn’t notice the broad and rapid market acceptance of these products (Figure 1). They capture real-world data – which is analog and multi-physics – ... »

MSEC 2019: MEMS and Sensors Have a Lot to offer for System Designers

MSEC 2019: MEMS and Sensors Have a Lot to offer for System Designers

At MSEC 2019 in San Diego, CA, MEMS and sensors experts gathered to exchange ideas about how to utilize the many strengths microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors to enhance the capabilities of electronic systems. Many focused on adding AI to their devices to provide higher-value solutions. »

The Decade Ahead: Emerging MEMS and Sensors Technologies to Watch

The Decade Ahead: Emerging MEMS and Sensors Technologies to Watch

Most of today’s blockbuster MEMS products—from pressure sensors and resonators to accelerometers and microphones—originated from academic research, a trend that Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Member, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, expects to continue. While many of these potentially game-changing new technologies will require many more years of intensive development and up t... »

Arizona SEMI Breakfast Forum Focuses on Sensors Enabling a Connected World

Arizona SEMI Breakfast Forum Focuses on Sensors Enabling a Connected World

Why are sensors not on the same growth trajectory as CMOS? In the face of a shaky global economy, where are the opportunities coming from? How will doctors practice medicine five years from now and how will MEMS and sensors be involved? What are some of the cool, upcoming sensor-enabled devices that will change how we interact with the world? These questions and more were the topics of discussion ... »

FLEX/MSTC Keynotes Confirm: Our Customers Need System-level Solutions

FLEX/MSTC Keynotes Confirm: Our Customers Need System-level Solutions

From February 18 to 21, 2019, Monterey, CA, was again the venue for SEMI’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FLEX) and MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC), conference. As in previous years, the joint keynotes, 2-track technical sessions, and more than 50 exhibitors demonstrated the synergies between these two industry segments and their fast pace of innovation. The entire conference focused ... »

MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress Highlights Automotive Market, Emerging MEMS Technologies

MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress Highlights Automotive Market, Emerging MEMS Technologies

This year’s MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC), February 19-20, 2019, features a deep dive into the changing automotive sensor landscape, a look at emerging MEMS technologies, and an exploration of integration standards. The more technically focused of SEMI’s annual MEMS events, MSTC returns to Monterey, California, in conjunction with FLEX, the conference that highlights new form fa... »

The MSEC 2018 Technology Showcase: Who Owns the Data?

The MSEC 2018 Technology Showcase: Who Owns the Data?

The competition was fierce and the stakes high for the annual MSEC 2018 technology showcase. which took place during the MEMS and Sensors Executive Congress, in Napa CA. The winner gets a free table next year and is expected to share their progress. After a rapid-fire session of presentations and time to visit demo tables, their fate is in the hands of the attendees who have 24 hours to vote for t... »

Will Fully-Autonomous Vehicles Ever Take Over Our Roads?

Will Fully-Autonomous Vehicles Ever Take Over Our Roads?

At the 2018 European MEMS, Imaging and Sensors Summits, I detected a shift in sentiment around the likelihood (and the feasibility) that fully-autonomous vehicles are poised to take to the roads in the next two years. In reality, fully-autonomous vehicles won’t be rolling off the assembly lines any time soon, if ever. The readiness of sensor systems and the high cost of manufacturing these cars ... »

MEMS, Imaging, and Sensors Summits Show The Power of Collaboration

MEMS, Imaging, and Sensors Summits Show The Power of Collaboration

Last week, at the co-located 2018 European MEMS and Sensors/Imaging and Sensors Summits, held in Grenoble, France, I had the pleasure of gathering with 380 attendees from 21 companies from around the world to discuss the latest trends and technologies in MEMS, imaging, and sensors. Topics of discussion included the latest MEMS, imaging, and sensor market trends; application spaces such as automoti... »

Spotlight on the European MEMS and Sensors Technology Showcase

Spotlight on the European MEMS and Sensors Technology Showcase

As it’s difficult to be in two places at one time, I was happy to see that the organizers of the co-located European MEMS and Sensors Summit/Imaging and Sensors Summits made sure two featured tracks —the MEMS and Sensors Technology Showcase and The Imaging Sensors Start-up Pitches — did not run in parallel. As a result, I attended both. This post focuses on the MEMS and Sensors Technolog... »

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