I think the process for MEMS & CMOS integration is the key to survival of the fabs in order to attract more fabless MEMS startups. There is still healthy market for non-CMOS MEMS but increasingly challenging aspect ratios & real estate will dictate the technology directions for these fabs. They need to supplement this with affordable MPW's.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.