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MEMS Executive Congress to Explore New Commercial Applications

July 12, 2007

The forum will allow executives of companies using the technology to meet with MEMS manufacturers to exchange ideas on the next generation of MEMS devices.


PITTSBURGH, PA /Marketwire/ -- At the annual MEMS Executive Congress, business leaders from Nintendo and Nokia will join automotive manufacturers Bosch and VTI, medical device manufacturers Debiotech and Omron, and energy and environmental products manufacturers GE Sensing and EnOcean to explore new commercial applications of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). They will meet with MEMS manufacturers to exchange ideas and preview upcoming MEMS technology for game consoles, mobile phones, PC laptops, environmental monitoring, medical devices, energy harvesting, driver comfort and safety, and more.

"The MEMS Executive Congress provides a unique forum in which executives from companies at the forefront of using MEMS technology can sit side by side with executives making MEMS devices," said Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group. "For a Nintendo, BMW, Qualcomm, or Nokia to sit on the same panels with a TI, InvenSense, or ST Microelectronics, exchanging ideas on the next generation of MEMS devices, this offers an invaluable opportunity for cross-pollination among industry innovators."

Ms. Lightman also commented on the predicted growth of the MEMS industry: "As economies of scale make MEMS devices more affordable, they become increasingly attractive to manufacturers. Combining on-chip electronics and advanced sensor technology, MEMS offer performance benefits and a more flexible architecture over a traditional ASIC model. With analysts forecasting a market for MEMS devices of nearly $10 Billion by 2010, MEMS manufacturers are rolling out increasingly sophisticated MEMS products to meet the performance, size, and volume requirements of their OEM customers."

This year's MEMS Executive Congress features panel discussions on consumer electronics, wireless technology, automotive safety and driver comfort, energy and environmental technology, and medical devices.

Sponsors of the event include EV Group, SÜSS MicroTec, Surface Technology Systems, and Silicon Valley Technology Center—all leaders in technologies that improve MEMS manufacturing.

For More Information
The MEMS Executive Congress will be held November 4–5, 2007, in Del Mar, CA, at L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa located in San Diego County. For more information, please contact the MEMS Industry Group via phone 412-390-1644, email info@memsindustrygroup.org, or the Web.

Congress events will include a number of high-level keynote speakers, as well as informative panel discussions about the role of MEMS in areas such as energy, mobile media, consumer goods, and medical. The goal is to provide an environment in which leaders in both technology and business can come together to discover new commercial applications of MEMS.

For press and analyst registration, please contact Maria Vetrano, Vetrano Communications, 617-876-2770.

About MEMS Industry Group
The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries. The association enables the exchange of nonproprietary information among members; provides reliable industry data that furthers the development of technology; and works with legislators, policymakers, and others toward the greater commercial development and use of MEMS and MEMS-enabled devices. MIG is comprised of more than 70 member companies, including Texas Instruments, Bosch, Freescale Semiconductor, Honeywell, IBM, Infineon Technologies SensoNor, Intel, Okmetic and GE Global Research. For more information, please visit the group's Web site.


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