Design Challenges for Wearables

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in ecnmag.  This holiday season, most of my friends/family received some form of wearable device as a gift. Even my 84-year-old dad is joining the wearable bandwagon and is finally giving himself what should probably be termed the original “wearable” — a hearing aid. As executive director of MEMS Industry […]

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SEMICON West Wrap-Up

Two weeks ago, MIG had a wonderful time at SEMICON West, participating in a variety of constructive and gratifying industry-focused networking opportunities.  The Jam-packed event saw both MIG and its members engage in everything from demonstrations to cocktail receptions. Over 30 member companies exhibited on the show floor, showing off their latest in equipment, materials, […]

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What’s Driving Wearables? MIG’s Karen Lightman Discusses in INNO Magazine

MIG’s very own Karen Lightman recently graced the front page of IVAM Microtechnology Network‘s INNO magazine with her thorough discussion of MEMS and wearables.  In the piece, Karen talks about the US’ disposition to focus on wearables technology, while other areas of the world spend their time and resources elsewhere, and how we’re backing these efforts […]

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Karen’s blog from SEMICON West 2012

Where is the Love? Has the romance between the MEMS and semiconductor industries started to fizzle? Or is the real issue that for new equipment vendors, the appeal and shiny/sexy new-ness of MEMS has faded as they salivate in anticipation of a switch from 300 to 450mm (with all of that sexy, new and expensive […]

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MIG visits Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Contributed by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group My journey through Japan continued with a trip up to Sendai (which is 96 minutes north of Tokyo by Shinkansen), at the invitation of Professor Esashi-sensai at Tohoku University. Takeo Oita-san of NDK accompanied me at my visit to Sendai.  We were greeted at the station […]

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MEMS & Sensors for Smartphones Report: When Sensing Comes Right into your Pocket!

Contributed by Laurent Robin, MEMS Market Analyst, Yole Développement Yole Développement released a new report dedicated to MEMS devices and sensors for smarphones applications: MEMS & Sensors for Smartphones Report. Yole Développement’s report provides market data on MEMS & Sensors for mobile phones: key market metrics & dynamics including unit shipments, revenues and average selling […]

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