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Challenges in MEMS and Sensor Manufacturing Point to Need for Collaboration

The MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries have long been connected by a shared  infrastructure and supply chain, but there are significant differences in the manufacturing of MEMS and  sensors, including the use of unconventional materials, wafer bonding, packaging, lack of standard processes, to name a few. As the MEMS and sensor industries scale in volume and usage in conjunction  with semiconductor devices, it's important that both industries take a deeper look at our common challenges to identify the issues that would benefit from a collaborative approach.

The MEMS Industry Group (MIG) and SEMI are hosting a joint workshop on July 15 at SEMICON West to address these challenges.  This 4 hour interactive workshop will focus on the mutual challenges facing the MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries and how we may leverage lessons learned, standards and best practices to grow our  respective industries sustainably. Attendees will be presented with output from a MEMS Industry Group (MIG)/SEMI joint survey and a summary of work that has already been done on this topic at MIG's MEMS Technical Congress, held in May 2015. Your active participation is encouraged! Discussion topics include packaging, materials, testing, and more! Bring your great ideas to the table, we look forward to seeing you there!

Event Name:  Creating solutions to address common challenges facing the MEMS, Sensor and Semiconductor Industries in the next decade: A MIG/SEMI Joint Workshop
Event Date and Time:  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | 1 pm - 5 pm
Event Web Site:
Location:  Room C2 (Golden Gate level), San Francisco Marriott Marquis

SEMI is pleased to offer SEMICO clients complimentary registration 
($150 onsite value. Use priority code: WASS7) for SEMICON West 2015. Register Now!

Semico Research offers a variety of MEMS and sensor reports: 
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For more information, contact Rick Vogelei.
Phone: (480) 435 - 8564

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