Industry Group (MIG), a global industry organization with more than
150 member-companies and partners, today announced a
micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
conference track at the 2013 International CES. Featuring a keynote
by Klaus Meder, president of Bosch Automotive Electronics, and industry
panels designed for consumer-electronics original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs), the MEMS
conference session will help attendees to explore some of the most
exciting commercial applications of the 'miniature intelligent machines'
that are changing the ways in which consumers interact with the digital
Mr. Meder will kick off the half-day MEMS conference session on January
8, 2013 with the keynote, "The
MEMS Generation: Why Miniature 'Machines' are changing the User
Experience with Everything."
"MEMS innovations are moving the auto industry toward cars that drive
themselves and meet the connectivity needs of today's consumer," said
Mr. Meder. "The MEMS industry has successfully leveraged the extensive
knowledge base and manufacturing processes that we perfected in
automotive to advance MEMS for consumer markets. Today MEMS is helping
to promote an interconnected lifestyle, allowing interactive automotive
systems-as well as smartphones and tablets-to communicate with one
another and most importantly, with the consumer."
"Shipping by the hundreds of millions in smartphones, tablets, game
controllers, notebooks, digital cameras and health/fitness apps, MEMS
devices enable augmented reality applications, indoor navigation,
immersive video-game play, heart rate/blood pressure monitoring,
e-reader displays, improved voice communications, and so much more,"
said Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group. "As
consumer electronics become even more integral to our daily lives, CE
manufacturers are turning to the MEMS industry to support new
functionality that consumers are expecting and demanding at record
levels. The 2013 International CES allows MIG and our members to engage
directly with the CE industry. We invite CES attendees to register for
our half-day MEMS conference session, where they can gain insight from
The MEMS conference session will feature three industry panels, each
moderated by Ms. Lightman:
1: How to Never Get Lost in a Mall or a Museum: Indoor Navigation and
the SmartphoneMEMS accelerometers, gyros, magnetometers
and pressure sensors are quickly becoming standard in smartphones. With
these super-intelligent 10-axis mobile devices, consumers can get
step-by-step directions of HOW to find the smoothie bar in a shopping
mall-with an ability to see what level it is on. This panel will discuss
this hot new application area and the goals of carriers and content
providers as they envision a world with indoor navigation. Panelists
2: A Whole New Look for Digital DisplaysMEMS-based
technologies are the 'secret ingredient' in natural-looking color
displays for a range of electronic applications. Rooted in
rear-projection televisions and home theater systems, MEMS is leading a
renaissance in projection systems though the smallest projector
imaginable: the pico projector. Visionaries from various display
companies will explore this and other innovations in display technology.
3: MEMS, Signal Quality, Smart Sound and the Mobile HandsetAnother
day, another dropped call, another dropped phone! MEMS is increasingly
helping mobile handset manufacturers rectify some of the technical
problems with mobile phones that drive consumers crazy. New RF MEMS
"tunable antennas," MEMS oscillators and microphones are helping
manufacturers to create more physically robust phones while boosting
signal integrity and sound quality. Panelists include:
For More Information
MIG Managing Director Karen Lightman and executives from the MEMS
conference session are available for interview during the 2013
International CES, January 8-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.
The MEMS conference session takes place January 8, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-12:00
p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) North Hall, Room N264.
MIG is also hosting a MEMS TechZone, featuring MEMS suppliers, end-user
companies and partners that are demonstrating the capabilities of MEMS
in consumer applications. The MEMS TechZone is located at the LVCC South
Hall 2, Booth 25321.
To attend the MEMS conference session on January 8 or schedule a tour of
MEMS TechZone, please contact: Maria Vetrano, media relations, MEMS
Industry Group, tel: +617.876.2770, email: maria[at]vetrano.com.
About MEMS Industry Group
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across
global markets. More than 150 companies comprise MIG, including Analog
Devices, Applied Materials, Bosch, Freescale Semiconductor, GE,
Honeywell, HP, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON
Electronic Components, Qualcomm Technologies, STMicroelectronics and
Texas Instruments. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.
MEMS Industry Group and the MEMS Industry Group logo are registered
trademarks of MEMS Industry Group. All other product and company names
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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