Anyone for sharing garbage?

By Steve Whalley, Chief Strategy Officer, MEMS Industry Group At Sensors Expo June 9-11, it was encouraging to see many first timers at the pre-conference MEMS track hosted by MEMS Industry Group as well as at the two day main event.  Perhaps it was the Long Beach, CA location for this year’s event or just […]

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The Age of Voice is Here

By Matt Crowley, CEO, Vesper According to MIG Member Matt Crowley, CEO of Vesper, the voice user interface (VUI) is poised to replace touch as the primary user interface in smartphones, smartwatches and other consumer products – as well as in automotive infotainment systems and smart home IoT devices. Technology market leaders such as Apple, […]

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Enabling Smart Systems Through Sensor Fusion – Preview of MEMS Industry Group Pre-Conference at Sensors Expo 2015

By Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group I was recently in a meeting with industry leaders in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems). We were discussing how in the 1990’s the technology of microfabrication and the products derived from it were called different things in different parts of the world. For example, in Europe (and mainly Germany), […]

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What is Sensor Data Analytics?

Guest Blog by Freescale Semiconductor Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of uncovering insights and drawing conclusions. Businesses have applied data analytics to a consumer’s purchasing history, website browsing pattern, reading list, and movie preferences to better understand consumers’ needs and sharpen companies’ targeting efforts. As the industry continues […]

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IoT Gets Real

I just Googled “IoT” and 31.7 million search results popped up in a third of a second. With such staggering search results, it is no surprise that the term “IoT” brings a share of skepticism whenever it is mentioned. Aside from the sheer volume of people talking and writing about IoT is the fact that […]

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NXP and Freescale Merging

By Tony Massimini, Semico Research Corp. The semiconductor industry continues to consolidate. Some mergers are stronger than others. On March 1, 2015 it was announced that NXP and Freescale plan to combine forces. Both companies have a significant presence in automotive and microcontrollers. Following this merger the new company would be the leader in automotive semiconductors […]

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