MEMS showcase at SEMICON West proves MEMS role in mainstream electronics

May 23, 2011 — The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is organizing the inaugural "MEMS in the Machine" DemoZone at SEMICON West, on Tuesday, July 12 from 12:45 to 2pm.

SEMICON West, hosted by SEMI, will take place July 12-14 in San Francisco.

MIG members will demo cool applications that rely on MEMS technology, like smartphones and video games, gesture-based IPTV controllers, and other working consumer applications built with MEMS inertial sensors, optical MEMS, micro-mirrors, silicon microphones and more. "New MEMS" — a sector comprising MEMS devices for mobile and consumer applications — will grow by 157.4% in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli.

MIG’s "MEMS in the Machine" DemoZone is a way to show the semiconductor industry compelling examples of MEMS in action, according to the organizers. MEMS are an emerging technology sector within the industry, and share some processes, materials, and packaging technologies with mainstream chips.

Maps of the DemoZone will be available for SEMICON West attendees, and the MEMS companies will have designated booth space to share information on the product and company.

For a sample list of products that integrate MEMS, check out the MEMS in the Machine page:

MIG will also host "The Future of MEMS: Solutions for Moving from a Niche to a Mainstream Business" on July 12 at 10:30am–12:30pm during the Extreme Electronics TechXPOT, in the South Hall of SEMICON West. Teledyne DALSA Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, imec, Sand9 and others will discuss bringing MEMS into the fast-ramp, high-volume mainstream.

During the NorthOne TechXPOT, 2-4:30pm on the 12th, MIG will present "Heterogeneous Integration with MEMS and Sensors." Panelists will cover the eco-system of integrating MEMS and ICs.

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