27 Apr '12, 2am

Globalpress Summit: The Sensory Revolution #MEMS

Globalpress Summit: The Sensory Revolution is the next big thing in MEMS, Peter Himes of Silex Microsystems, the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry, told the Summit. "Incremental improvements in processing speed or memory density no longer have significant impact on the devices we use," said Himes, " MIPs and Megabytes are everywhere. And they are free. " "Now we are at the advent of the Sensory Revolution," added Himes, "in the next 20 years, advances in nanotechnology and micro machining will make devices environmentally aware, allowing people to interact with devices the way they interact with each other: by touch, sound, movement, balance, and flow." All this will be driven by MEMS, said Himes. In 2011, MEMS device shipments topped $10bn US worldwide comprised of over 5bn units, 95% of which were in consumer, automotive and medical/healthcare product areas. The mar...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/27/04/2012/5353...

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