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Apr 2nd, 2014
MEMS seminar : The pathway to the next 'Big Thing' : a real success ! Did you miss it ?
On Thursday 20 March, more than 80 participants from 10 different countries came together to a workshop co-organized by Fraunhofer EMFT and Yole Développement entitled: “MEMS sensor seminar: The pathway to the next 'Big Thing'.
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Today, there is a lot of effervescence in the sensor industry. “Size, power consumption and cost reduction of MEMS sensors open tremendous perspectives on a multitude of applications for automotive, consumer, health, building automation, Internet of Things…”, says Frederic Breussin, Business Unit Manager MEMS & Sensors at Yole Développement.

The seminar was a great occasion to exchange information and ideas on the sensors market, actual developments and future perspectives (discover the complete agenda here)

Expert presentations from the end-user, manufacturer as well as research and technology perspectives provided a broad view on what is currently happening in the sensors arena, driving forces, opportunities, but as well on the challenges to be solved.

Various application areas drive a plurality of sensors and the growth in the sensors market.
Therefore standardization of the communication interface to networks was envisioned to be in focus rather than technology standardization and platform. Specialization, miniaturization, modularity, energy efficiency and wireless connectivity were some of the key requirements identified in the presentations.
From the manufacturers’ perspective one of the big issues is the transfer of research and development results into large scale production in a very short timeframe, especially in the consumer market.
Close cooperation between research and industry was identified as one of the key success factors for tackling the challenges and enabling the envisioned growth.
The need for a sensor roadmap, not primarily driven by technology but rather by the concrete applications, was presented and is on the way by ENI2.

The participants valued the high relevancy of the topics presented and discussed, as well as the possibility to network with representatives from all parts of the value chain.

Fraunhofer EMFT and Yole Développement thank again the participants of this seminar for their contribution to the success of this event.

On September 15 to17, 2014, the TSensors Summit, addressing the “Trillion Sensor Roadmap” will be held in Munich. Please save the date!
More information will be available soon.

More information:
- About the seminar - here
- About Yole Développement - Here
- About Fraunhofer EMFT - Here

More than 80 participants
from 10 different countries







Jean-Christophe Eloy, CEO
and President, Yole Développement








Peter Merz, Managing Director,
X-FAB MEMS Foundry Itzehoe



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