MEMS and Sensors

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... »

Making Sense of MEMS and Sensors at the MEMS/Imaging Sensors Summits

Making Sense of MEMS and Sensors at the MEMS/Imaging Sensors Summits

Last week, I had a whirlwind trip to Grenoble, France: 3 days, 2 summits, and 1 supercool paragliding festival, Coupe Icare, on the side – all filled with “Aha!” moments. Ironically, the paragliding event I attended on Saturday drove home the point of the most stand-out talk from the week: Peter Hartwell’s (TDK-Invensas) impassioned presentation titled “Archiving and Sharing Your Experie... »

Technology Showcase Finalists Revealed for European MEMS & Sensors Summit

Technology Showcase Finalists Revealed for European MEMS & Sensors Summit

GRENOBLE, France ─ August 28, 2017 – SEMI®, with its Strategic Association partner MEMS & Sensors Industry Group® (MSIG), today announced its shortlist of competitors for the Technology Showcase, which will take place on September 21 at the SEMI European MEMS & Sensors Summit 2017 in Grenoble. Selected by a committee of industry experts, five finalist companies will demonstrate advan... »

MRSI Systems Delivered 3-Micron Die Bonder to AIM Photonics Academy’s Education and Practice Factory at MIT

MRSI Systems Delivered 3-Micron Die Bonder to AIM Photonics Academy’s Education and Practice Factory at MIT

North Billerica, MA, USA, March 20, 2017 — MRSI Systems, a leading provider of fully automated, high-speed, high-precision die bonding and epoxy dispensing systems, today announces the installation of its flagship MRSI-M3 Die Bonder in AIM Photonics Academy’s Education and Practice Factory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, USA. This is the beginning of a grea... »

drone technology

Executive Viewpoint: Next-Gen Drone Technologies Rely on Semiconductor Innovation

Robotics and drone technologies are one of the fastest growing end-use markets for integrated sensor technology today. According to a 2016 Yole Développement market report, the 2015 $351M US sensor market for drones and robots is expected to double by 2021, reaching US$ 709 million at a 12.4% CAGR. Key technologies include 3D cameras, solid state light detection and ranging (LIDAR), and ultra-pre... »

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2016 Sets Out to Conquer the Internet of Countless Things

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2016 Sets Out to Conquer the Internet of Countless Things

A shift has occurred. As MEMS becomes mainstream, the focus of the annual MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MEC 2016) was less on MEMS development and more about the fun part: how we put these technologies to work for us. As Stefan Finkbeiner, Bosch Sensor Systems so eloquently put it, “Nobody wants to buy an accelerometer anymore, they want a step counter.” So how do we capture the value... »

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