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MEMS Industry Group Announces First MEMS Conference in Japan

New event examines global supply-chain challenges and opportunities in MEMS


MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) across global markets, will host its first MIG Conference Japan, April 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Reaching an international audience of product managers, engineering managers and business development professionals from the MEMS supply chain, MIG Conference Japan will explore the market trends, emerging technologies and business opportunities driving this lucrative market forward.


Co-located with the annual event, MEMS Engineer Forum (MEF), which is organized by MEMS Park Consortium/MEF 2014 Executive Committee, MIG Conference Japan promotes collaboration on a number of levels:

“MEMS is a global industry—with design and fabrication taking place all over the world,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. “The challenges facing MEMS are global as well. That is why our first conference in Asia—MIG Conference Japan—will focus on the challenges and opportunities of the global MEMS supply chain. The Japan Conference will continue MIG’s mission to provide a neutral forum for exchanging ideas and information among key stakeholders in MEMS: device manufacturers, foundries, equipment vendors and research groups.”

Ms. Lightman added: “This kind of collaboration works for industry associations as well,” said Ms. Lightman. “By co-locating MIG Conference Japan with MEF 2014, we will broaden the MEMS-focused content for attendees of MEF. In turn, we know that our members will benefit from the excellent conference programming of MEF—and of the exposure that they will gain to Japanese companies.”


Event Speakers

Following a welcome by MIG Executive Director Karen Lightman, MIG Conference Japan speakers includes industry executives from Asia and Europe.

Opening Keynote Speaker - Takeshi Ito, CTO, Sony Mobile Communications, will give a keynote presentation.

Closing Keynote Speaker - Mr. Xi Wang, director general, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, will give a closing keynote presentation.


Featured presenters will include:

  • Mr. Daido Uchida, general manager, Technology Marketing & Development Center,OMRON
  • Mr. Leopold Beer, regional president Asia Pacific, Bosch Sensortec
  • Dr. Liang Shi, product marketing director, SunEdison Semiconductor
  • Mr. David Uze, president & representative director Japan & Korea, Freescale Semiconductor

Another featured presenter, Jérémie Bouchaud, director and senior principal analyst MEMS & Sensors, IHS, Inc., is also one of the world’s leading MEMS industry analysts. Mr. Bouchaud will share both global and regional perspec-tives on MEMS: “We expect the global MEMS market to reach US$12 billion by 2017,” said Mr. Bouchaud. “From fabrication and design to consumption in consumer electronics, robotics and automotive, the Asian region is vitally important to the long-term growth of MEMS.”


About MIG Conference Japan

MIG Conference Japan is a one-of-a-kind technical conference. With a focus on discussing critical global MEMS supply chain challenges, it supports neutral discussion of pre-competitive issues affecting MEMS manufacturing. It brings together foundries, equipment vendors, research groups, large companies, start-ups, buyers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to share information and resources that will propel the global MEMS industry forward.

Premier sponsors of MIG Conference Japan include: Platinum Sponsor - EV Group and Gold Sponsor - SPTS Technologies.

Sponsors include: Fraunhofer ENAS, Fries Research & Technology (FRT), OKMETIC and SunEdison.

MIG Conference Japan will be held April 24, 2014 at the Kokusai Fashion Center (KFC) Hall, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015. It is conveniently co-located with MEF 2014.

For more information, please contact MIG via phone: +1 412/390-1644, email: info[at] or visit MIG Conference Japan at:


About MEMS Industry Group

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. More than 160 companies and industry partners comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit:


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