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: http://www.memsindustrygroup.org/executivecongress/speakers/ .
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
* 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 www.memscongress.com .
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
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 www.memsindustrygroup.org .
SOURCE MEMS Industry Group