MEMS Workshop

September 15, 2011 to September 16, 2011

MEMS Needs & Opportunities
Organizer: iNEMI
Supported by: MEMS Industry Group (MIG)
September 15-16, 2011
Held in conjunction with EMPC 2011 Conference (September 12-15)
Hilton Brighton Metropole; Brighton, England

Meeting Times

     Thursday, September 15, 2011
     14:00 — 18:00

     Friday, September 16, 2011
     8:30 — 13:00

     Preliminary agenda

Registration Fees (all amounts are US dollars)

    iNEMI members: free (be sure you've created your iNEMI member web
    account and are logged in so that the registration fee will be $0
    Non-members:  $350
    MIG members:  $250 (requires coupon code from MIG; please
    contact Kacey Wherley

    Register now

Meeting Background

iNEMI is sponsoring a workshop, with support from MIG, to discuss the challenges of developing and adopting MEMS technologies. Through collaboration along the supply chain we can reduce risk and accelerate technology adoption in a wide variety of product segments.  The workshop will:

  • Feature speakers from OEMs, suppliers, and research institutions working on MEMS technology development.
  • Identify challenges and gaps that benefit from a collaborative approach.  These gaps may be related to technology maturity/deployment as well as development processes such as testing methodologies and reliability verification.

Meeting Objectives

  • Evaluate opportunities that would benefit from industry collaboration related to MEMS product development and deployment.
  • Form action groups to define and execute the required industrial collaborative programs.
  • Define research and development needs to support these programs.  

Who Should Attend

Middle management and senior executives whose responsibilities include:

  • Advanced technology development
  • Product strategy and development
  • Sourcing and supply chain management
  • Product qualification and regulatory certification

Benefits of Participation

The intent of this meeting is to set the priorities and direction for future industry-led collaborative programs.  Your participation will enable you to help set this agenda for the electronics industry.  Those who participate in the follow-on collaborative programs will enjoy a competitive advantage as new technologies and methodologies are developed and deployed to drive MEMS industry best practices.

The overall objective of the workshop is to accelerate technology development and cost-effective deployment of MEMS to meet the increasing demand for more efficient and sustainable electronics solutions for the global society.

Specific objectives of this workshop are to promote interactions among the participating thought leaders so that we can:

  • Identify the major technology areas where the electronics industry has the greatest potential impact on improving the reliability, testability, performance, and cost of MEMS –based solutions in order to accelerate market adoption.
  • For the high-priority challenges, identify and begin to define collaborative projects that iNEMI and other organizations can develop that will either partially or fully address the technology and supply chain gaps requiring electronics industry leadership.

Workshop Agenda

The workshop will feature several speaker sessions and two interactive deliberative sessions. Speakers include:

Bosch: Dr. Ralf Reichenbach
Coventor: Gerold Schropfer
Fraunhofer IZM: Tanja Braun
imec: Dr. Jeroen De Coster
iNEMI: Dr. Robert C. Pfahl, VP of Global Operations
Leti: Jean Philippe Polizzi
ST Microelectronics: Benedetto Vigna
Tronics Group: Dr. Stephane Renard
Yole: Dr. Eric Mounier

Detailed agenda

Meeting location

Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Road, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN1 2FU


The Hilton Brighton Metropole is offering delegates of EMPC-2011 special room rates.

Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Road, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN1 2FU
Tel: 01273 775 432

Press release (August 5, 2011)

For further information

Grace O'Malley, iNEMI Manager of Operations, Europe
+353 87 9040 363

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