Need or want to learn more about micro and nano technologies, then the Sensors Expo & Conference is the place to be on June 7-10 in Detroit's Cobo Center. Designed to inform the technical community about advances and applications for these emerging technologies, the "Nanotechnology and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microsystems Technologies (MST) and Micromachines" session will tackle three major issues commercialization, research and development progress, and current and future applications for these technologies.
Roger Grace, president of Roger Grace Associates and a veteran participant in the MEMS industry, will chair the Nanotechnology and MEMS, MST and Micromachines session, which will address commercialization issues, research and development and applications.
A few topics of discussion will center on the commercialization of MEMS, ultra-low-power sensors for emerging wireless sensor networks, as well as new products and technologies including Microbridge Technologies' Rejustor, a MEMS-based electrically trimmable resistor, and Melexis' Hall-effect based contactless rotary position sensor.
Several key issues that concern many in the industry will also be addressed. These include metrology, packaging, testing and manufacturing issues.
Grace expects "attendees to emerge from the session with a good knowledge of where we are, where we're going, and what we need to do to arrive at a commercially-enhanced Nano and MEMS/MST/Micromachines industry."
The "Automotive Applications of Sensors" session, also hosted by Grace, will address current and future applications for automotive sensors. Two interesting presentations on the agenda that you don't want to miss are on tire pressure monitoring systems and integration technology for MEMS inertial sensing. For more information or abstracts of the session papers, visit www.rgrace.com.
The Sensors Expo Technical Conference will offer three full-day tutorials and more than 40 conference sessions. Topics include sensor networks, smart sensors, wireless sensors and digital data acquisition and analysis. For more information, visit www.sensorsexpo.com