MEMS celebrate 25 years: Industry experts share insights

(October 27, 2010)Roger Grace, Janusz Bryzek, and Sverre Horntvedt were among the MEMS industry executives, entrepreneurs, and experts that spoke with ElectroIQ at the recent MEMS Technology Summit at Stanford University. They share a reflection on the past 25 years of MEMS, and insights into where MEMS will go in the next 25.

Changing with the technology, competing outside MEMS arena
Sverre Horntvedt, president, CEO, and co-founder of Sensonor Technologies, speaks with Debra Vogler, senior technical editor, in this podcast interview. He describes the company’s interesting journey from its leading position in automotive MEMS applications, to its current focus on high-precision MEMS in applications for which the competitors’ technologies are non-MEMS-based. Podcast: Download or Play Now

>1 trillion MEMS devices in the next 10 years
MEMS Technology Summit co-organizer and industry pioneer, Janusz Bryzek of Jyve Inc., absorbed many lessons in the first 25 years of MEMS development. "Manufacturing MEMS is not a trivial job," said Bryzek. But as the infrastructure is improving, “It’s easier to get products to the market if you follow what the industry has developed, and not try to reinvent new manufacturing processes.” He discusses a MEMS roadmap in his interview with Vogler. Podcast: Download or Play Now

Focus shift to value-add system models
Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates, wants to see MEMS apps shift from component-focused to system integration. This will help MEMS grow in the future, he says. Grace talks with Vogler about re-inventing technologies for lucrative applications, and profits in the MEMS sector. Podcast: Download or Play Now

Other interviews from the MEMS Technology Summit

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