Industry Leaders to Take Center Stage at MEMS Industry Group's MEMS Executive Congress on September 20, 2005 Inaugural Conference to Focus on MEMS User/Integrator Perspective

    PITTSBURGH, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the
 trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries, will
 feature numerous industry leaders at its first-ever MEMS Executive Congress.
     Congress keynotes include: Dan Sheflin, Vice President of Advanced
 Technologies and CTO, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions and Dr.
 Valluri Rao, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Fellow and Director of
 Microsystems Technologies, Intel Corporation.  Dr. Rick Satava, MD, Program
 Manager, DARPA will be the guest speaker for the pre-conference reception on
 the evening of the 19th and Jean-Christophe Eloy, Managing Director and
 Founder, Yole Development will give a lunchtime presentation on the current
 MEMS market on the 20th.
     Panelists scheduled to appear at the congress include several industry
 heavy hitters including: John C. Van Scoter, Senior Vice President DLP
 Products, Texas Instruments; Dr. Michel Despont, Manager, Micro- and
 Nanofabrication Group, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory; Dr. Susanne Arney,
 Director, Microsystems and Nanotechnology Research, Bell Labs and New Jersey
 Nanotechnology Consortium, Lucent Technologies; Mark Miles, Senior Consultant,
 Qualcomm MEMS; Dr. Ken Gabriel, Co-Founder, Chairman and CTO, Akustica; Dr.
 Mark Allen, Co-Founder and CTO, CardioMEMS; and Dr. Sarah Audet, Director,
 Sensor Discovery Engineering, Medtronic. For a full list of the multitude of
 speakers, including bios,
 visit: .
     The Congress will be Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA at the
 Sheraton Station Square Hotel. The Congress will be held the day before METRIC
 (MEMS Technology Roadmap and Industry Congress), MIG's annual members' meeting
 and technology conference.
     About the MEMS Executive Congress
     The MEMS Executive Congress is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with
 the leaders in the business of MEMS. Unlike any other conference, the Congress
 brings together a wide range of top business leaders from an international,
 diverse spectrum of industries (bio, automotive, data storage, defense, mobile
 phones ... even golf). Attendees will hear from and meet with leaders who are
 making the day-to-day decisions of WHY they chose MEMS to gain a competitive
 advantage. The Congress will feature keynotes and panelists who bring unique
 perspectives of how to successfully integrate innovative technologies into
 commercially viable products. Congress attendees will learn from experienced
 leaders how to be ahead of the curve and adapt devices to the market.
     The Congress will feature three panels:
      * Panel 1 -- "Making Money with MEMS" will showcase companies that have
        "been there -- done that" and have successfully brought their MEMS-
        enabled products to market. They will share what they have learned to
        reach the point of profitability. Featured companies include: Texas
        Instruments, SensoNor, Micralyne, VTI Technologies and Akustica.
      * Panel 2 -- "Successful MEMS Integrators" will showcase companies that
        have recently rolled out their MEMS-enabled product(s) or plan to
        rollout within one year. These panelists will share some of the
        challenges and benefits of integrating MEMS in their products. Featured
        companies include: CardioMEMS, SmartSwing Golf, JDS Uniphase, Bodymedia
        and MEMSCAP.
      * Panel 3 -- "Challenges to MEMS Integration" will showcase companies
        that are in the process of integrating MEMS but have yet to release a
        MEMS-integrated product. These panelists will share their experiences
        in their ongoing efforts to integrate MEMS. Featured companies include:
        Lucent Technologies, Medtronic, IBM, Qualcomm MEMS and Northrop
     The MEMS Executive Congress is open to all executives with an interest in
 MEMS. Registration is limited so potential attendees are encouraged to
 register and book their hotel now. Registration costs $695 ($795 after July
 1); MIG members will receive a significant discount. For more information and
 to register for the Congress, visit .
     About MEMS
     MEMS is an approach to fabrication that uses, as a basis, the materials
 and processes of microelectronics fabrication and conveys the advantages of
 miniaturization, multiple components and microelectronics to the design and
 construction of integrated microstructures and electromechanical systems. MEMS
 is an enabling technology that supports and creates numerous functions in
 diverse industries.
     About MEMS Industry Group
     MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association representing the U.S.
 MEMS and microstructures industries.  The Association enables the exchange of
 non-propriety 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 currently comprised of over 60 member
 companies, including Intel, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, Northrop Grumman,
 Bosch, and IBM. For more information about MIG please
 visit .

SOURCE MEMS Industry Group

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