MEMS at CES: MEMS Industry Group events

December 12, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) are increasingly driving consumer electronics applications, particularly in mobile devices — rotating the display on a screen, "turning" a page on an e-reader, capturing motion for gaming, etc. MEMS Industry Group (MIG) shares the MEMS-related exhibits and discusses at the 2012 International CES, which covers consumer electronics, January 10-13 in Las Vegas.

Karen Lightman, managing director of MEMS Industry Group, says that consumers are increasingly blurring the line between technology and entertainment. "Consumers cannot seem to get enough features on mobile handsets, tablets, game controllers, television remotes or e-readers." She also notes that MEMS enable quality-of-life applications for healthier, more independent living.

MIG is sponsoring MEMS TechZone, a new area of the 2012 International CES exhibition showcasing companies that are driving the adoption of MEMS in consumer products. MIG’s co-exhibitors include:
— Akustica, Inc., a Bosch Group company providing the world’s smallest single-chip MEMS microphones for improved voice capture in laptops, tablets, mobile handsets, headsets and other electronic products;
— Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a Bosch Group company delivering geomagnetic sensors, triaxial accelerometers, barometric pressure sensors and a comprehensive software portfolio for consumer, automotive and industrial applications;
— Freescale Semiconductor, a global provider of intelligent sensors, logic and customizable software for smart portable electronics, quality of life/biomedical systems, computer peripherals, wireless devices and automotive electronics;
— VTI Technologies, a leading supplier of acceleration, inclination, angular rate and pressure sensor solutions for automotive, medical, instrument and consumer applications; and
— WiSpry, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that brings significant performance improvements, size and cost reduction benefits to mobile handset manufacturers and network operators through its dynamically tunable radio frequency (RF) MEMS devices.
MEMS TechZone is located at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) South Hall 2, Ground Level, Booth #25218.

MIG’s Karen Lightman will moderate a conference session, "Connecting the Real World with the Digital World: Harnessing the Power of MEMS," featuring industry executives whose companies are changing the very nature of consumer products. Featured panelists will be:
— Jeff Hilbert, President & Founder, WiSpry;
— Frank Melzer, PhD, General Manager and CEO of Bosch Sensortec;
— Seyed Paransun, Vice President and General Manager, Sensor and Actuator Solutions Division, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; and
— Scott Smyser, Vice President & General Manager North America & Co-Founder, Timing Devices, VTI Technologies, Inc.
The MEMS conference session, "Harnessing the Power of MEMS," will take place January 11, 2012, 10:30-11:30 a.m., LVCC, North Hall, Room N254.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. For more information, visit

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