Our Industry Partners
The Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Microsensors and Microactuators.  We conduct industry-relevant, interdisciplinary research on micro- and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, processes & systems that take advantage of progress made in integrated-circuit, bio, and polymer technologies.
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Carnegie Mellon University Institute for Complex Engineering Systems (ICES)

The goal of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) is to continually generate a vibrant nurturing environment where high-impact research in engineered materials, devices, processes and systems is conceived, seeded and matured to achieve national and international recognition. In ICES’s structure and mission, we adopt the institute vision as an academic organizational and cultural model which effectively stimulates and fosters multidisciplinary engineering research and collaboration between students, faculty, staff, industry and government agencies. Within ICES, the Microsystems Research Cluster shares knowledge and resources and provides awareness of the breadth, quality and quantity of microsystems related research.


Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone (DG-FEZ) - Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone (DG-FEZ) is a Special Economic Zone that has been in operation since 2008 in South Korea. At its 10 locations (34.1 km2) in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, DG-FEZ provides factory, R&D and business space for IT, Green Energy, High-Tech Transportation Components and Knowledge-based Service companies. As a government agency, the DG-FEZ can offer customized financial incentives (tax reductions, cash grants) and relaxed government regulations to its resident companies.

Extension Media - The EECatalog network at www.eecatalog.com delivers in-depth coverage of products, technologies and solutions across 25 high-technology communities including Sensors and MEMS.  EECatalog serves the important Sensors and MEMS community with a dedicated website, a Sensors and MEMS Quarterly Report email newsletter and an annual Engineers’ Guide to Sensors and MEMS print and digital publication released in May.  Content includes news, technical articles, viewpoints, market information and analysis, product information and videos all focused on the Sensors and MEMS market.

Global Semiconductor Alliance - The Global Semiconductor Alliance mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 25 countries across the globe.

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. IEEE-SA brings together individuals and organizations from diverse technical backgrounds and geographic locations to facilitate standards development and standards-related collaboration. IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development. With collaborative experts in more than 160 countries, IEEE-SA promotes innovation, enables the creation and expansion of international markets and helps protect health and public safety. IEEE-SA’s work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate.

iNEMI is an industry-led consortium of more than 80 electronics manufacturers, suppliers and related organizations.

Our mission: Forecast and accelerate improvements in the electronics manufacturing industry for a sustainable future.


iSuppli - iSuppli Corporation is a market research firm focused on the electronics value chain. They help clients improve performance by providing them with the facts, analysis and advice they require to succeed and achieve leadership in the marketplace.


IVAM - IVAM is an international association of companies and institutes in the field of microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials. They make every possible effort to create essential competitive advantages for its members.

Juniper Research - Juniper specialises in identifying and appraising new high growth market sectors within the mobile ecosystem.  Market sizing and forecasting are the cornerstones of our offering, together with competitive analysis, strategic assessment and business modelling.  We endeavour to provide independent and impartial analysis of both current and emerging opportunities via a team of dedicated specialists – very knowledgeable, experienced and experts in their field.  Juniper Research focuses on the following industries: Mobile Content & Applications, Mobile Commerce, Devices and Technologies, Mobile Markets & Strategies and IP, Broadband & TV.

Free whitepapers and further information can be found on our website.  Alternatively, please contact Rebecca Holman at Rebecca.Holman@juniperresearch.com, telephone +44(0)1256 830001.


MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange- The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) provides design and fabrication services to the U.S. research community.  Our engineers offer a complete range of technical support to assist researchers who need a trusted partner at any project phase, including early-stage development, design and modeling, prototype fabrication and low-volume manufacturing.  Since 1999, MNX has completed more than 2400 customized process sequences for over 900 organizations.

MEMS Journal - We are the largest MEMS publication worldwide. We cover the most notable MEMS news and developments to ensure that our subscribers explore and take advantage of the latest business development, commercialization and partnership opportunities. We provide the following services:

We were founded in 2003, currently have 34,800+ subscribers worldwide and attract top-level executives, engineers and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS community. 

For more information, visit: www.memsjournal.com

MEMS Park Consortium

MEMS Park Consortium- MEMS Park Consortium provides an open environment where researchers can share information and facilities.


MEPTEC- MEPTEC is a trade association of semiconductor suppliers and manufacturers, committed to enhancing the competitiveness of the back-end portion of the semiconductor business. They are concerned exclusively with assembly and testing and are dedicated to the avancement of the industry.


Micromachine Center - Micromachine Center (MMC) is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to support the establishment of technological basis of future Micromachine / MEMS, as well as to support the development of MEMS / Micromachine industries.

MIPI Alliance- MIPI Alliance is a global, collaborative organization comprised of companies that span the mobile ecosystem and are committed to defining and promoting interface specifications for mobile devices. MIPI Specifications establish standards for hardware and software interfaces which drive new technology and enable faster deployment of new features and services. For more information, visit www.mipi.org.

MIPI® is a registered mark of MIPI Alliance, Inc.

For over 40 years, Roger Grace has had responsibilities in design engineering, applications engineering, project management, and sales and marketing for major electronics manufacturers. Since 1982, he has been a technology marketing consultant providing a broad range of services to domestic and international clients, including:

  • Business Development
  • Custom Market Research
  • Integrated Marketing Communications (MARCOM)
  • New Product Introductions
  • Strategy Development

SEMI- SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives.

Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was founded in 1928. It’s a multidisciplinary institute engaged in both fundamental and applied researches aiming at the demands of national economic and social developments.

SIMIT has established extensive international cooperation and exchanges with a great number of overseas universities, research institutions and enterprises of dozens of countries and regions.
  QuantaEd exists to help its customers drive innovation at the leading edge.  We do this with responsive solutions crafted by a team that thrives on creativity.  QuantaLesson is our first product—gathered knowledge is food for the creative mind.  InnovationStudio is our coming product—a directed creative space produces purposeful innovation. 

A QuantaLesson is an online instructional video for mastery in a prescribed subject, product or service related to science, technology and innovation.  Our selection is ready-made or made-to-order for a customer.  QuantaLessons deliver advanced knowledge better, faster and cheaper than current industry practices.  


Questex Media - Sensors Expo - The Only Industry Event in North America Exclusively Focused on Sensors and Sensor Integrated Systems, Providing over 25 Years of Technical Innovation & Thought Leadership!

Semico Research - Semico Research is a semiconductor marketing & consulting research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts. We have improved the validity of semiconductor product forecasts via technology roadmaps in end-use markets. Semico offers custom consulting, portfolio packages, individual market research studies, premier industry conferences and a monthly report featuring the one-year forward-looking Inflection Point Indicator (IPI).  Key areas of focus include MEMS, semiconductor manufacturing, IP, design starts, SOC, memory, logic, analog, and an on-line end use market database offering 24/7 access. 

Solid State Technology- For more than 50 years, Solid State Technology has delivered trusted technology and business insights to senior level management, engineers,  process developers and other critical decision-makers in the semiconductor and related industries. Through our web portal, website, e-newsletters, and print and digital magazine, we provide our global audience with the in-depth technical analysis, authoritative commentary and up-to-the minute news they need to make informed purchase decisions.

The MEMS Direct newsletter, from the editors of Solid State Technology, is available free to industry professionals.  To start your subscription, visit https://pennwell.omeda.com/data/nlet/sma

Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems (WIMS2) - The mission of the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) at the University of Michigan is to advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry. These technologies include: micro and nanoscale fabrication, micromachined RF filters and resonators, packaging, power harvesting, low-power circuitry, and wireless interfaces with applications in biomedical devices, chemical and environmental sensors, and infrastructure monitoring. The applications’ focus and interdisciplinary nature distinguishes WIMS2 from other university research efforts. The relevance of this research is shown by the 12 start-up companies and 60 patents the Center has generated over the past 11 years.
Founded in 1995, the X PRIZE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself.  The organization motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital for the benefit of humanity.  For more information, go to www.xprize.org.

Yole Développement -Beginning in 1998 with Yole Développement, we have expanded to a group of companies providing market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, media, and financial services. 

Yole Développement group has grown to more than 50 associates worldwide covering emerging and disruptive silicon and micro manufacturing markets including MEMS, medical technologies (including Microfluidics and BioMEMS), advanced packaging, compound semiconductors, power electronics, LEDs, and photovoltaics. The group supports companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide in understanding markets and following technology trends to grow their businesses..