MEMS Industry Group–s 10th Annual Executive Conference Showcases Rapid Innovation in MEMS/Sensors

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — (Marketwired) — 11/07/14 — (MIG)–s — held November 5-7 in Scottsdale, AZ — showed why the micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors industry is spearheading new user experiences in consumer, environmental, healthcare/medical and industrial applications.

Achievement through collaboration was a common theme of MEMS Executive Congress US 2014. Keynote Speakers George Liu, director of corporate development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and Francis Gouillart, CEO, Experience Co-Creation Partnership, expressed it through their presentations.

MIG Executive Director Karen Lightman announced , the first open-source algorithm community for development with MEMS/sensors. MIPI Alliance introduced a new sensor interface specification for mobile, mobile-influenced and embedded-systems applications, , which was realized with the support of MIG.

Lightman attributed these achievements to the member-driven focus of her organization, saying, “MEMS Industry Group is about open collaboration and cooperation. Our members — who represent the entire MEMS/sensors supply chain, from device manufacturers, foundries, materials and equipment suppliers, analysts, and consultants to OEMs and integrators — are working together to help the industry thrive even more.”

Lightman also noted the evolution of MIG and MEMS Executive Congress. “Ten years ago, MIG had 57 members and 95 attendees at MEMS Executive Congress. Today we have over 170 members and partners, and 250 attendees.”

MIG also celebrated innovation through three popular annual events:

— a forum through which six finalists competed for attendees– votes and the title of “winner.” The 2014 Technology Showcase winner is , the industry–s first software-based gyroscope optimized for Android smartphones and tablets.

a “Shark Tank”-like event for seven finalists representing a mixture of startups, established companies, researchers and individuals presented products for potential funding to a panel of judges. This year–s Elevator Pitch winner, (QP), is a new microchip interconnection technology that incorporates conductive “nodules” fabricated on the sides of chips.

Indiana Integrated Circuits was awarded a $150K iGrant from Rogue Valley Microdevices and Sustainable Valley Technology Group plus one free year of MIG membership.

winners were selected through an open, month-long voting process for finalists in a number of categories. 2015 MEMsies winners include:

STMicroelectronics for , a 6-axis ultra-performance accelerometer-gyro combo

Joe Seeger of for ICM-20728, a 3-axis gyroscope + 3-axis accelerometer + pressure sensor single-chip platform solution

for ICM-20728, an integrated 7-axis (3-axis gyroscope + 3-axis accelerometer + pressure sensor)

Jérémie Bouchaud,

Babak Taheri,

Bruno Murari,

David Kirsch, vice president and general manager,

Valerie Marty, MEMS integration engineer,

Magnus Rimskog, sales director,

Premier sponsors of MEMS Executive Congress US 2014 include: Platinum Sponsor ; Gold Sponsors and ; Silver Sponsors , and ; and Bronze Sponsors and .

Event sponsors include: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and .

MIG will host its fourth annual (March 9-10, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark).

MEMS Executive Congress US 2015 will be held November 4-6, 2015, Napa, CA.

For a complete list of MIG events, please visit: or contact MIG via phone: 412.390.1644 or email: .

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. More than 170 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, IBM, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Lenovo, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit: .

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Monica Takacs
MEMS Industry Group
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