MEMS & Sensors Industry Group highlights near-term and future connected tech at Annual Executive Conference

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) announced highlights of its twelfth annual business conference, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress® 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ on November 9-11, 2016. Spanning mobile & wireless, automotive, medical devices, energy, and the intersection of human-computer networks, speakers will share some of the most compelling examples of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)/sensors technology with an executive audience from the MEMS and sensors supply chain.

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress Speakers Explore 3D-Printed Autonomous Vehicles, Wearables, Smart Cities, Perpetual Beacons, Drones, Human-Computer Networks

AT&T VP of Product Development for Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Cameron Coursey will offer a carrier’s perspective on technologies advancing the IoT, including low-power wide-area cellular technologies, standard radio module configurations, embedded SIMs, cloud-based data storage and virtualized networks. As part of his keynote, Coursey will explain how MEMS/sensors suppliers can play a more pivotal role in IoT applications such as asset monitoring, wearables, connected cars and smart cities.

During his keynote, Local Motors General Manager Phillip Rayer will exhort Congress attendees to fearlessly embrace co-creation and open collaboration, which he believes could change the world of transportation. As a case in point, Rayer will share his company’s experiences working with a global network of inspired innovators as Local Motors prepares the first 3D-printed autonomous car for highway-ready certification.

“Invention, co-creation and collaboration will continue to fuel the greatest achievements in MEMS and sensors,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. “Attendees of this year’s MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress will hear how both titans of industry and nimble innovators approach technological innovation holistically — leveraging internal and external ecosystems to introduce meaningful products to market. And for the first time, they can also delve deeper into current, near-term and future MEMS/sensors solutions during breakout sessions led by both business and academic experts.”

Other highlighted presentations include:

  • Niche to System Transition: RF MEMS-Enabled Counter-Drone Development — Dan Hyman, president, XCOM Wireless
    Perpetual Energy Source for Autonomous Sensing Devices — Graeme Purdy, CEO, Ilika
  • The Vital Role of Sensor in Human-Computer Synthesized Network — Yang Zhao, chairman, president & CEO, MEMSIC, Inc.
  • The Car of the Future: Outlook for MEMS & Sensors — Jérémie Bouchaud, director & senior principal analyst, MEMS and Sensors, IHS Markit
  • Roadmap for Medical Device Innovation from Low-Tech to High-Tech — Robert Giasolli, CTO and VP of research and development, Cagent Vascular
  • MEMS and Sensors in Automotive Applications on the Road to Autonomous Vehicles: HUD and ADAS — Jari Honkanen, director, field applications engineering, MicroVision

MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase
This year’s conference also features the popular MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase, a competitive event that offers an intimate look at some of the most unique MEMS/sensors-enabled applications in the industry. Each finalist will get five minutes to impress attendees, who will vote for their favorite demo. MSIG will announce the winner at the close of the conference.

About MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress
Now in its 12th year, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2016 is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, communications, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial and medical. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing MEMS/sensors 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 and sensors in commercial applications.

Premier sponsors of MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress US 2016 include: Platinum Sponsor EV Group; Gold Sponsors Enterprise Florida and SPTS Technologies; Silver Sponsor NXP; Bronze Sponsors Analog Devices, Applied Materials, OMRON, TECNISCO, ULVAC and X-FAB MEMS Foundry.

Event sponsors include: Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE), Bosch Sensortec GmbH, IHS Markit, MCA Public Relations, MEMS Journal, microGen Systems, MIPI Alliance, PNI Sensor, Rogue Valley Microdevices and Yole Développement.

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress US will take place November 9-11, 2016 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. For more information, please contact MSIG via phone: +412/390-1644, email: or visit MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress US at:

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About MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. MSIG advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. By bringing the TSensors® (Trillion Sensors) initiative under the umbrella of events and programs, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. Nearly 200 companies and industry partners comprise MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. For more information, visit: and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup).

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