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MEMS Engineer Forum 2016
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5/11/2016 to 5/12/2016
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Where: KFC Hall
1 Chome-6-1 Yokoami
Tokyo 130-0015

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The topic of this year's MEMS Engineering Forum 2016 is:


Internet of Things for Smart City


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Karen Lightman, Executive Director of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, will be presenting:


MEMS & Sensors for a Smart City and Smart Planet 


Sensors are a key part of one of the biggest economic waves in human history.  The Internet of Things and Everything (IoT/E) is connecting all things on Earth and, thanks to sensors, also extracting valuable information from these interconnected devices.  IoT/E is expected to grow to $32.5 trillion by 2025 and represent about 25% of global GDP. Markets such as health, food-agriculture technology, pollution monitoring, and clean energy production are also expected to see unprecedented growth in sensor usage. All pose amazing potential for creating smart cities in a very smart world.

Forecasts for sensor demand are as high as 100 trillion by 2030.  Sensor-derived data moving through Cloud, Fog, and Swarm networks is expected to reach brontobyte (1027) levels as early as the 2020s, requiring an unprecedented scaling of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms.


Ms. Lightman’s presentation will describe these growth drivers in terms of market, product, and technology development, as well as the associated opportunities and challenges for new MEMS and sensors delivery vehicles. Her presentation will highlight several companies and research centers that are poised to take advantage of the IoT/E through the use and integration of MEMS and sensors.  Flexible, hybrid, and printed sensors are positioned to lead the way in the near term, but what will drive ultra-high volumes and lower costs in the next decade? A true IoT/E will require deployment of several technologies enabled by MEMS and sensors.  So what are the business models that will enable the IoT/E, what will have the biggest impact on creating a smart city/planet, and how can the industry collaborate to overcome any existing and new obstacles?


This presentation will also cover the current state of the art, trends, and the key technical and business themes that emerged from MEMS & Sensors Industry Group’s recent events, including MEMS Executive Congress, MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress, and the TSensors Summit. We are on the cusp of exciting developments in MEMS & sensors technology that have the potential to create a smarter planet. Please join Ms. Lightman as she overviews the challenges and opportunities that abound for companies in the MEMS & sensors supply chain. 

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