Are Hardware Hubs Coming?

Submitted by: Bryon Moyer, Editor of EE Journal Sensor fusion has been all the rage over the last year. We’ve all watched as numerous companies – both makers of sensors and the “sensor-agnostic” folks – have sported dueling algorithms. Sensor fusion has broadened into “data fusion,” where other non-sensor data like maps can play a part. This […]

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Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, Importance of Product Validation (Part 5)

Written by: David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com Product validation is an essential part of all successful MEMS new product developments.  It is the process of testing products under various environmental, mechanical or electrical conditions to simulate life in an accelerated manner.  Testing early and often needs to be a daily routine and not just […]

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Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, Necessary Attributes of a MEMS Engineer for New Product Development (Part 4)

Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, Necessary Attributes of a MEMS Engineer for New Product Development Written by: David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com In the development of new MEMS products, the team is the most important factor.  Executive management and investors will always evaluate teams and will only take large risks with teams […]

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Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, The Technology Development Process and Design Review Checklist (Part 3)

Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, The Technology Development Process and Design Review Checklist Written by: David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com After a functional A-sample prototype is built, it doesn’t take long for a project to gain traction that has market pull.  This is usually the point that a project becomes highly visible […]

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Guest Blog – MEMS New Product Development, Critical Design and Process Steps for Successful Prototypes (Part 2)

David DiPaola, DiPaola Consulting, LLC, www.dceams.com The fourth article of the MEMS new product development blog is Part 2 of the critical design and process steps that lead to successful prototypes.  In the last article, the discussion focused on definition of the customer specification, product research, a solid model and engineering analysis to validate the […]

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Thinking Outside the Mobile ‘Box’

Written by: Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group (as published in Design News, August 1, 2013) By now you’ve probably figured out that there are a bunch of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) devices inside smartphones and myriad other mobile consumer devices. But did you know that MEMS is also revolutionizing how dairy cows are managed […]

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