29 Jun '16, 11am

Japan Hits the Hard Reset Button on #IoT Growth via @DesignNews

While the primary theme of MEF 2016 was “Smart Cities,” there were several sub-themes that echoed throughout my two days at the conference. It was clear that the deadly earthquake in 2011, along with Japan’s aging population (and the need for robotic assistance) as well as the country’s high debt, have created opportunities for collaboration between the MEMS industry and academia. Through tragedy and struggle, Japan has been able to hit the “hard reset button” and change the way they were doing business for decades (if not centuries). The Japanese have come together to provide the pipeline for innovation to develop technology from research and development in order to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT), which includes smart cities.

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