MEMS Industry Group Announces MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2013
1/28/2013 5:00:00 AM
Executive conference examines MEMS' connection to European advancements in consumer, automotive, energy, medical
PITTSBURGH-- MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will host its second annual MEMS Executive Congress® Europe, March 12, 2013 in Amsterdam. This European edition of MIG's highly successful executive event features an opening presentation by MIG Managing Director Karen Lightman, keynotes by Continental Automotive GmbH and SORIN GROUP, and panels exploring micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as a core enabling technology in both established and emerging markets.
"Future Trends in Automotive Smart Systems and Sensors"
"European companies and research organizations are breaking new ground in mobile communications, automotive systems, energy production and conservation, and medical/quality of life applications for aging populationsand a share of the astounding progress they are making is attributable to MEMS," said Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group. "MEMS Executive Congress Europe allows the global MEMS community to tap into the expertise of some of the top European minds in these growing fields. It is a forum for exchanging vital information about business and market challenges and opportunities in using MEMSfor life-improving and life-changing applications."
- Ralf Schnupp, PhD, vice president, Segment Occupant Safety & Inertial Sensors, Continental Automotive GmbH"Future Trends in Automotive Smart Systems and Sensors"
- Renzo Dal Molin, PhD, advanced research director, SORIN CRM within Cardiac Rhythm Management business unit, SORIN GROUP"Vision for Implanted Medical Devices Healthcare Solutions andTechnical Challenges"
- "MEMS in Consumer Products"MEMS is pervasive in consumer electronics. Consumers are demandingand receivingmore natural user interfaces in smartphones,tablets and remotes; more immersive gaming experiences; more personalized consumer-health applications; and so much more. European companies are leading innovation in this rapidly growing marketbut why? Panelists will explore whether the climate for innovation, including corporate-government partnerships and consumer-OEM relationships, fosters greater innovation in the EU than in other regions. Panelists will also discuss the intense pressures of this highly competitive but lucrative market.
- "MEMS in Automotive"MEMS has been critical to advancements in the automotive industry for decades, starting with accelerometers in airbag crash sensors and other automotive safetyand environmental control applications. Today MEMS is opening a whole new world of safety, energy-efficiency and performance features in automotive. We are moving towards cars that drive themselves, zero-emission vehicles, and automobiles that meet the ubiquitous connectivity needs of today's consumer. Panelists will examine how MEMS is enabling new classes of applications in the well-established yet highly competitive and consumer-driven automotive industry.They will explore the maturation of MEMS components into essential elements usedin every new automotive technologyand will examine if lessons learned on the journey can be applied to other applications and industries.
- "MEMS inEnergy"the energy industry is undergoing significant changefrom deregulation in existing markets and expansion into new energysources and regions to the rapid increase of energy costs. With current energy sources not able to meet future global demand, we require new solutions that are