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MIG Tackles Common Challenges of MEMS, Sensor, Semiconductor Industries at SEMICON West 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015   (0 Comments)
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-- MIG holds joint workshop with SEMI, July 15, 2015, San Francisco, CA

PITTSBURGH -- July 6, 2015 -- MEMS Industry Group® (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, will examine the shared challenges of the MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries, during a half-day workshop, July 15 at SEMICON West 2015. MIG teams with SEMI, the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains, in hosting the workshop -- which culminates in small-group break-out sessions facilitated by industry experts.

“The MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries have long been connected by a shared infrastructure and supply chain. And while there are significant differences in the manufacturing of MEMS and sensors -- including the use of unconventional materials, wafer bonding, packaging and lack of standard processes -- we face some of the same obstacles in realizing standardization, and in managing manufacturing, integration, packaging and testing, ” said Stephen Whalley, chief strategy officer, MEMS Industry Group. “By exploring commonalities instead of differences, we can leverage lessons learned, standards and best practices in order to grow our respective industries in jointly served markets, including IoT, medical and wearables.”

MIG-SEMI Joint Workshop Agenda

·         MIG-SEMI Survey Results

·         The Business Case for MEMS Standardization -- Alissa Fitzgerald, managing member, AM Fitzgerald & Associates

·         Extending the Capabilities of Etch and Deposition Processes for 3D Integration and Packaging of MEMS and Semiconductors in Volume Production -- Dave Thomas, marketing director, Etch Products, SPTS Technologies

·         Integrated Solutions (MEMS+ASIC): From Concept to Production -- Michael Nagib, technical marketing leader, Si-Ware Systems

·         Manufacturing for the Internet of Things, moderated by Stephen Whalley, chief strategy officer, MEMS Industry Group, with panelists:

o   Bill Chen, fellow and senior technical advisor, ASE Group

o   Mike Rosa, director, Strategy & Technical Marketing – Emerging Technologies, Applied Materials

o   Nim Tea, senior director, product engineering, InvenSense

o   Claire Troadec, technology and market analyst, Semiconductor Manufacturing, Yole Développement

·         Breakout Sessions

MIG Members on the Show Floor

MEMS Industry Group will be on the show floor in Booth N2 at SEMICON West 2015.

More than 20 MIG member-companies and partners will also exhibit:

·         AEPI Grenoble-Isere, France Economic Development Agency

·         Bullen, Inc.

·         camLine Dresden GmbH

·         CEA-LETI

·         ClassOne Technology

·         Coventor, Inc.

·         C2MI

·         EV Group Inc.

·         Expertech

·         Fraunhofer ENAS- Institute for Electronic Nano Systems

·         Fraunhofer IPMS - Institute for Photonic Microsystems

·         Freescale ‘Internet of Tomorrow’ Truck

·         FRT of America, LLC

·         Micro/Nano Electronics Metrology at NIST

·         Novati Technologies

·         OEM Group, Inc.

·         Omron

·         Oxford Instruments America, Inc.

·         Picosun Oy

·         Plan Optik AG

·         Plasma-Therm LLC

·         SPTS Technologies (An Orbotech Company)

·         ULVAC Technologies, Inc.

·         Veeco Precision Surface Processing

·         Yole Développement


MIG-SEMI Joint Workshop

MIG and SEMI’s Joint Workshop at SEMICON West 2015 takes place July 15, 2015, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Room C2 (Golden Gate level). Register via: http://www.etouches.com/semicon2015

About SEMICON West

SEMICON West is the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It is the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing, featuring technologies from across the microelectronics supply chain, from electronic design automation, to device fabrication (wafer processing), to final manufacturing (assembly, packaging, and test). More than semiconductors, SEMICON West is also a showcase for emerging markets and technologies born from the microelectronics industry, including MEMS, photovoltaics (PV), flexible electronics and displays, nano-electronics, solid state lighting (LEDs), and related technologies. For more information, visit www.semiconwest.org/.

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains. SEMI’s 1,900+ member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information on SEMI, visit www.semi.org.

About MEMS Industry Group

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. More than 180 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.

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