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IoT Needs New MEMS Approaches

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KrisCo1
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Re: Collaborative efforts for the MEMS community?
KrisCo1   6/13/2015 10:14:42 AM
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Paula and Karen, why not include companies like InvenSense who have ASIC MEMS devices and FireFly, a complete development platform with software provided and I2C bus waiting for your custom sensor?

karenlightman
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Re: Collaborative efforts for the MEMS community?
karenlightman   6/4/2015 1:59:13 PM
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Great article, Paula and yes, it's true! The MEMS and IC industries have joined hands and are singing kumbaya at SEMICON West at our joint workshop. It's a sight not to be missed; book your tickets now!

But seriously, yes, the industries now realize that there's a LOT of opportunity (and money) if the two industries work together on addressing the "back end" and some might say "pain in the backside" issues of packaging and test and materials characterization when it comes to integration of MEMS and sensors for that wonderland that the IoT promises to bring. The reality is that integration is happening and the two industries need to address these issues so that they can get to market faster, cheaper and before the other guys. :) 

I'm excited to see where this collaboration takes us - even if singing is not involved. 

 

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Collaborative efforts for the MEMS community?
PaulaDoe   6/4/2015 11:09:55 AM
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I was surprised that MEMS folks are now bringing up the need for collaborative efforts to ease the manufacture of these devices, after hearing for so many years that each device needs its own process. Has the MEMS world finally changed? And is there any concensus at all on what the sector could reasonably do?

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