CALL FOR PAPERS: M2M Forum 2012: Focus on MEMS New Product Development

Presented by MEMS Industry Group® | Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
May 8-10, 2012 | Pittsburgh, PA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 29, 2012

MEMS Industry Group® invites you to submit your technical paper on MEMS New Product Development to be part of the research materials for this year’s M2M Forum: Focus on MEMS New Product Development. We are looking for papers on the following topics.

  • Product Management and MEMS Technology Development – Topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Product development life cycle (brand new concepts, derivative/next-gen products, transfer to fab/manufacturing readiness)
    • Supply chain perspective on innovation, tool capabilities, and software
  • New Product Development – Market Pull vs. Technology Push – Topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Customer vs. technology push for new products
    • Differences between IC and MEMS product development (and design flows)
    • Supply chain considerations for new product development
    • Decreasing time to market
  • Technical Challenges Unique to MEMS – Topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Packaging and test
    • Reliability
    • Failure modes
    • Tool capacity and equipment
    • Turnkey MEMS models for system design
    • Standard methodologies for encoding designs


M2M Forum is a one-of-a-kind technical conference, for MIG members*, with a focus on tackling critical MEMS commercialization challenges. M2M Forum is a neutral forum for discussion, bringing together foundries, equipment vendors, research groups, large companies, start-ups, buyers, suppliers, and other stakeholders for solutions knowledge, networking and resources to support your company’s imminent MEMS commercialization needs.

For complete information about M2M Forum, please visit


To submit your proposal, please email your paper title and abstract to Monica Takacs at You may also contact Monica with your questions.

For your submission to be considered, it MUST be received by February 29, 2012.


  • The paper abstracts will be judged by MIG’s Technical Advisory Committee.
  • The top five selected papers will be given free registration to M2M Forum and the paper will be included in the M2M Forum conference workbook.
  • The author of the best paper will be invited to present the paper at M2M Forum.
  • All other papers that are deemed relevant will be included in the M2M Forum conference materials and their authors will be given a coupon code for $50 off of registration to M2M Forum.

Selected authors will be notified the week of April 2, 2012. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

*Although M2M Forum is a members-only conference, this “call for papers” is open to the entire MEMS industry. If you are a non-member and your paper is selected, you will still be able to attend the event by invitation of MEMS Industry Group.

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