MIG at SEMICON WEST 2010 – Day Two

Contributed by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group Day two at SEMICON West started off with a BANG – thanks to the impressive breakfast hosted by Pennwell Electronics Media Group at the oh-so-swanky St. Regis. The program featured several impressive speakers: Pete Singer, editorial director
of PennWell’s Electronics Media Group
 who presented “Technology Trends in […]

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MIG at SEMICON WEST 2010 – Day One

Contributed by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group “Happy days are here again” is probably too rosy of a theme song for this year’s SEMICON West show, but it sure felt a lot different than last year’s. While overall attendance was higher than SEMI has seen in a while(if you include the mob scene […]

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The Zen of Sensor Design

Contributed by Mike Stanley Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat Blog About two years ago, I joined the Freescale sensors team, which focuses on accelerometers, pressure sensors, and touch sensors. Prior to that, I spent a number of years in the Freescale’s microcontroller solutions group, where I was an architect for several […]

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Evolving Intelligence with Sensors

Contributed by Michael Stanley, Freescale Semiconductor Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat blog I’ve always been fascinated by electronic sensors. The idea of being able to measure and interact with the physical world appeals to the ten-year-old inside me. Not so long ago, if you needed to measure some physical quantity as an input […]

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State of the MEMS Industry at Microtech 2010

Contributed by Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group While I was unable to participate in the first part of Microtech in Anaheim last week, I still feel like I experienced most of the conference/tradeshow/symposium extravaganza that is “Globaltech” in Anaheim this year. The folks at NSTI/CSTI organized an impressive event, though my main complaint […]

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What in the World is Contextual Sensing?

Contributed by Michael Stanley, Freescale Semiconductor Originally posted on Freescale’s Smart Mobile Devices Embedded Beat blog You can’t use your phone, drive your car or even nuke a sandwich without relying on one or more electronic sensors to help you complete the task.  Their use has become ubiquitous, and most people are blissfully unaware of just […]

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MEMS Mantras at Yole MEMS CTO Meeting

Contributed by Paul Werbaneth, VP – Marketing & Applications, Tegal Corporation From window seat 2D on the flight down from SFO to SNA Sunday evening 20 June 2010 there’s a stunning view of one of my favorite sights along the long and varied California coast.  It’s a tableau composed of sunset, ocean, and the California […]

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Sensors Expo 2010 – Day 2

Contributed by Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group Day two of Sensors Expo 2010 at the Rosemont Convention Center kicked off with a full tour of the expo floor. Attendance was definitely up from 2009 but in humble opinion, the quality and quantity of exhibitors was a bit lower than I expected (considering the […]

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