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August 3, 2012     

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Sensors Insights By Karen Lightman

How Can MEMS Standardization Help Without Hurting?
If you want to bring the conversation in a room of MEMS suppliers and end users to a fevered pitch, just say the words, "MEMS standardization." Based on the exchanges among MEMS suppliers and MEMS end users during MEMS Industry Group's Pre-conference Symposium on MEMS commercialization and product realization at Sensors Expo 2012, the room temperature will increase about 20 degrees and anyone who was checking email on their iPad will suddenly begin to pay close attention. continued

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