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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
R_Colin_Johnson   9/25/2013 7:35:36 PM
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Of course, MEMS' oldest success story is automotive, since it is the only technology fast enough to trigger an airbag. Also every ink jet printer uses MEMS inside the its cartridges to dipense the ink--its the razor blade thrown away after use--which to this day is still a bigger market than consumer. However, as consumer electronics proliferate--with nearly everybody on the planet wielding a smartphone with multiple MEMS chips inside--the pace is quicking still. Healthcare and wellness, of course, is the new frontier, but motion-sensing remote controls is also a big deal--especially if a new Apple TV is releases (as rumored) using MEMS motion sensors, which could prompt a new round of lookalikes as did the iPhone and iPad before it.

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Good MEMS summary
Susan Rambo   9/25/2013 6:59:52 PM
Thanks for this article, Colin. Anyone interested in a quick overview of developments in MEMS should check this out.

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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
krisi   9/25/2013 5:51:08 PM
amazing enough mems technology was developed 30 years ago...I find it amazing that it is suddenly such a success story

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Must be the season of MEMS
Maleficent   9/25/2013 11:48:29 AM
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It's great to see this groundswell of support for the MEMS industry. MEMS Industry Group is hosting another MEMS-focused event in November: MEMS Executive Congress US 2013 -- November 7-8 in Napa. Speakers will include GLOBALFOUNDRIES, ARM, Samsung Electronics, Cisco, Jawbone, Qualcomm Life, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Intel Capital and more.

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Shaping the Future of MEMS and Sensors Summit
Michael.Markowitz   9/25/2013 10:48:42 AM
The 1st "Shaping the Future of MEMS and Sensors" Summit attracted more than 300 engineers and, in addition to Janusz' presentation, attendees heard from experts across the industry. It is clear that the sensor revolution is just beginning!

If anyone wants to take a look at the presentations, they are available at

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