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MEMS Industry Group’s Annual Executive Conference Explores the MEMS-enabled Life

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host MEMS Executive Congress® US 2013, the annual business conference and networking event for the MEMS industry, November 7-8, 2013 in Napa, CA. Keynote speakers will include Gregg Bartlett, chief technology officer, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, and Donald Jones, vice president, global strategy & market development, Qualcomm Life. Panelists and featured presenters will explore some of the most fascinating applications of MEMS technology in wireless health; mobile platforms including wearable technology; wireless sensor networks; and the Internet of Things. The popular MEMS Technology Showcase®, a competition featuring a selection of unique MEMS applications, and two new events—the MEMS Innovation Awards and MEMS Elevator Pitch Session—will complete the MEMS Executive Congress 2013 program.

“At MEMS Executive Congress, we will take a collective look into the ways MEMS adds intelligence to the applications that have now become an essential part of our daily lives,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MIG. “Want to monitor your blood pressure or navigate your way through an airport or museum? Thank the MEMS inside your smartphone. Interested in an ingestible sensor that can help you avoid intestinal surgery? Or would you like to wear an armband that can tell you that you really did burn calories equivalent to a piece of chocolate cake? MEMS makes digital health a reality. And beyond these personal mobile devices, we see MEMS-based wireless sensor networks monitoring environmental conditions, the structural health of buildings and bridges, and so much more. At MEMS Executive Congress attendees will engage with influential, innovative speakers on these and other topics that are driving the MEMS industry forward.”


  • MEMS Market Session—analysts from leading research firms on MEMS will present their outlook for future growth and trends in MEMS, including:
    • Jérémie Bouchaud, director and senior principal analyst, MEMS & Sensors – Industrial Electronics, IHS iSuppli
    • Jean-Christophe Eloy, president and CEO, Yole Développement
  • MEMS Elevator Pitch Session—this juried program will be moderated by Scott Livingston, chairman and chief executive officer, Livingston Securities LLC., with judges:
    • Tammi Smorynski, senior investment manager, Intel Capital
    • Elecia White, founder, Logical Elegance
    • Matthew Zuck, partner, Guardian Investment Management
  • MEMS & Wireless Sensor Networks: Enabling a Smarter World—a panel moderated by Kristofer Pister, co-director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), and founder, Dust Networks, with panelists:
    • Ian Ferguson, vice president, segment marketing, ARM
    • Pek Lum, vice president of solutions and chief data scientist, Ayasdi
  • The Internet of Things - Bringing Magical User Experiences—a featured presentation by Luc Julia, vice president - Open Innovation Center, Samsung Electronics
  • MEMS Enabling a Mobile World—a panel moderated by Behrooz Abdi, CEO, InvenSense
  • Wireless Health: MEMS Killer App—a featured presentation by Mehran Mehregany, Goodrich Professor of Engineering Innovation Director, Wireless Health Program Director, Case School of Engineering

Moderated by Ivo Stivoric, chief technology officer and vice president of new products, BodyMedia, MIG’s third annual MEMS Technology Showcase will give Congress attendees an up-close and personal experience with some of the most compelling MEMS-enabled products ever invented.

MIG’s first annual Best in MEMS Innovation Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements in the MEMS industry.

MIG’s inaugural MEMS Elevator Pitch Session will give early-stage MEMS companies a platform for reaching potential investors.

Now in its ninth year, MEMS Executive Congress is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial, medical and telecom. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing MEMS technology sit side-by-side with their end-user customers in panel discussions and networking events to exchange ideas and information about the use of MEMS in commercial applications.

Premier sponsors of MEMS Executive Congress US 2013 include: Platinum Sponsor EV Group; Gold Sponsor SPTS Technologies; Silver Sponsors Analog Devices, Freescale Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and SUSS MicroTec; and Bronze Sponsor Applied Materials.

Event sponsors include: ACUTRONIC, AEPI, Akustica, Bosch Automotive Electronics, Bosch Sensortec, CEA-Leti, Coventor, Electronic Engineering Journal, Fries Research & Technology (FRT), IHS iSuppli, Maxim Integrated, MEMS Journal, MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange, Micralyne, Movea, Okmetic, Plan Optik, Silex Microsystems, Solid State Technology, Teledyne DALSA and Yole Développement.

MEMS Executive Congress 2013 will be held November 7-8, 2013 at the Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, CA, with a group golf outing on November 9. For more information, please contact MIG via phone: 412/390-1644, email: info[at]memsindustrygroup.org or visit MEMS Executive Congress at: www.memscongress.com.

For press and analyst registration, please contact Maria Vetrano, Vetrano Communications, email: maria[at]vetrano.com.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. More than 150 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, Honeywell, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.

MEMS Industry Group, MEMS Executive Congress, MEMS Technology Showcase and the MEMS Industry Group logo are registered trademarks of MEMS Industry Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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