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SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2016) - MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG)'s MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress™ -- held November 9-11 in Scottsdale, AZ -- gave innovative developers of driverless vehicles and drone-defense makers -- as well as one of the world's top carriers -- a ready audience of industry execs as they shared their wants for new MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)/sensors for future products. Phillip M. Rayer II, general manager, Local Motors, described how his company uses "co-creation" -- involving as many as 50,000 developers -- to design driverless electric vehicles for target communities. Local Motors uses 3D printing to manufacture the vehicles in months rather than years. "Today's transportation system is characterized largely by privately owned, individually driven, gas-powered vehicles that sit unused 95 percent of the time, cost over $1 trillion annually and emit 1 gigaton of emissions each year," Phillip M. Rayer II, general manager, Local Motors. "A more cost-effective, efficient, equitable and convenient system is possible -- one that delivers a variety of shared, electrified and autonomous mobility options when and where they are needed. We call this 'mobility as a service' -- and we have proven it through the first 3D-printed structural car and the first self-driving electric vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. Through co-creation, we are now working on the first 3D-printed driverless car for highways." Cameron Coursey, vice president of product development for AT&T's Internet of Things Solutions, told MEMS and sensors suppliers that they play a critical role in the "Fourth Industrial Revolution": the Internet of Things (IoT). Dan Hyman, president, XCOM Wireless, and partner, Icarus Technologies, Inc. introduced attendees to the concept of "democratizing airspace to defend against drones." Leveraging RF MEMS from XCOM Wireless, Icarus develops portable, affordable counter-drone products to stop drones used unwittingly by dangerous hobbyists as well as by willful enemies. MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Executive Director Karen Lightman expanded upon themes from MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress," In MEMS and sensors, there is a need for co-creation, standards, connectivity and audio technologies that enhance voice user interface as well as ultrasonics that redefine gesture control," said Lightman. "There was a collective buzz around driverless mobility solutions and environmental sensing. Attendees also learned about future-term technologies such as perpetual energy sources for autonomous sensing devices and printed hybrid electronics. As we look to 2017 and beyond, MEMS and sensors suppliers will continue to advance the user experience with every imaginable electronic product and system." Tech Showcase Winner and Hall of Fame MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase is a forum through which five finalists competed for attendees' votes and the title of "winner." The 2016 Technology Showcase winner, i-BLADES' mobile Smartcase, is a new modular accessory that dramatically accelerates time to market and reach for IoT technologies. It lets new technologies quickly reach mass-market mobile consumers through one integrated smartphone accessory -- a mobile phone case that forms a "hard-wired" smartphone connection, enabling add-on MEMS and IoT technologies. MEMS & Sensors Industry Group also inducted three new members into the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Hall of Fame: Ken Foust, platform manager, Intel Corporation; Dave Monk, vice president and general manager of motion sensors, NXP Semiconductor; and Jason Weigold, president, MEMStaff. Upcoming Events MSIG will also host a full-day conference track at 2017 International CES, MEMS & Sensors: Personalizing Consumer Technology, January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress will take place May 10-11, 2017 at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress US 2017 will take place November 1-2, 2017 at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, CA. For a complete list of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group events, please visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org or contact MEMS & Sensors Industry Group via phone: 412.390.1644 or email: info@memsindustrygroup.org. About MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress Now in its 12th year, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2016 is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, communications, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial and medical. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing MEMS/sensors technology sit side-by-side with their end-user customers to exchange ideas and information about the use of MEMS and sensors in commercial applications. Premier sponsors of MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress US 2016 include Platinum Sponsor EV Group; Gold Sponsors Enterprise Florida and SPTS Technologies; Silver Sponsors Lam Research and NXP; Bronze Sponsors Analog Devices, Applied Materials, OMRON, TECNISCO, ULVAC and X-FAB MEMS Foundry. About MEMS & Sensors Industry Group MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. MSIG advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. By bringing the TSensors™ (Trillion Sensors) initiative under the umbrella of events and programs, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. Nearly 200 companies and industry partners comprise MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup). MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group logo, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress and TSensors are trademarks of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2016) -  MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's (MSIG's) conference track at CES 2017®, "MEMS and Sensors: Personalizing Consumer Technology," will help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and embedded systems integrators to get more creative with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors in personalizing smartphones, wearables, virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart home devices. "MEMS and sensors give manufacturers and integrators the essential enabling technology to add context and cognition to electronic devices, endowing consumers with more natural and personal experiences," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. "A wearable that makes you feel safer, a smart home hub that turns down the lights and turns up the temperature, a VR headset that doesn't make you feel nauseous, and perception systems that augment your reality -- all show the personalizing power of MEMS and sensors. During our CES 2017 conference track, MSIG's speakers will share compelling advancements in MEMS and sensors, giving consumer-products makers the information they need to succeed in a fiercely competitive marketplace." Visit MEMS & Sensors Industry Group and Members on the Show Floor MEMS & Sensors Industry Group will host a Member Pavilion on the show floor, featuring Flex Tech Alliance, IDT, Interlink Electronics, InvenSense and mCube. MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's booth and the MSIG Member Pavilion are located in Booth #40736, Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D (Smart Home Marketplace) and will be open January 5-8, 2017 during CES 2017 exhibition hours. Conference Registration Information MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's full-day conference, "MEMS and Sensors: Personalizing Consumer Technology," will take place January 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Venetian Level 4, Marcello 4501 in Las Vegas, NV. Register via: MEMS & Sensors Industry Group members receive a discount. Please contact: info@memsindustrygroup.org for more information. About MEMS & Sensors Industry Group MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI® Strategic Association Partner as of January 1, 2017, advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. Through its TSensors™ (Trillion Sensors) initiative, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup). MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group logo and TSensors are trademarks of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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A new platform for IOT technologies to innovate and reach mobile consumers quickly MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2016) - i-Blades Inc. has been named the 2016 MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase™ winner for its groundbreaking Smartcase, a new modular accessory that dramatically accelerates time to market and reach for IOT technologies. The Smartcase allows new technologies to quickly reach mass-market mobile consumers through one integrated smartphone accessory -- a mobile phone case. i-BLADES was one of the five cutting-edge finalists bringing new IOT and micro sensor solutions to market i-BLADES offers a new approach for smartphone consumers to receive new technology ahead of smartphone upgrades. It also offers sensor makers a quick and easy way to launch their technologies to smartphone users without having to integrate into smartphones or create separate devices. The Smartcase provides a modular platform for these new IOT technologies. It protects a user's phone like other cases but allows them to snap-on new technologies and functions through Smartblades. Leading MEMS sensor provider, Bosch Sensortec is one of the first users of the Smartcase platform. Bosch used the system to introduce its BME680 environmental sensor, which i-BLADES embedded in the case in six weeks, compared to the much longer road for design-in from phone makers. Now i-BLADES Smartcase users can enjoy accurate air quality monitoring wherever they are. "It's not an easy process to get a new sensor designed into a mobile phone," said Jorge Fernandes, co-founder and CEO, i-BLADES. "Typically it means waiting at least one smartphone design cycle, which is about 18 months. Even then, with smartphone makers limiting the sensors in devices, your sensor may not meet the 'large market appeal' criteria. Our Smartcase provides a new option for field testing and introducing new or niche sensors that makes the whole process much easier and faster." Karen Lightman, executive director of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group™ congratulated the i-BLADES team, noting that "We find many of our members who include the leading MEMS and sensors makers in the industry, are looking to drive IOT forward by putting their technology on mobile phones. Attendees at the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress chose i-BLADES as the winner, as it provides an option for sensor makers to integrate their sensors into a smartphone and offer new applications directly to consumers." The world's first Smartcase, it's a phone case with built-in patented micro-thin smart technology. This creates a smart platform that lets users expand smartphone capabilities by adding removable Smartblades onto the back of the case. The connection between phone and Smartblade is equivalent to a hard-wired data connection, enabling easy integration of new sensors. i-BLADES offers a variety of Smartblades that solve major smartphone user pain points -- from battery life, to health to on-the-go entertainment -- with more planned for the future. Users can just snap-on Smartblades for new functions, then snap them off when they do not need them. This gives MEMS partners access to the mobile market without creating a separate device or waiting for integration into smartphone technologies. The Smartcase accommodates a limitless number of IOT solutions that need smartphone power, UI and connectivity. Its proprietary Smart platform allows multiple modules to connect to mobile. The power is in the hands of the user who benefits from ultimate choice as to when and what they want to add to their smartphone. Users can pre-order the Smartcase on the company's website. Or if you are visiting CES 2017, i-BLADES will be exhibiting in the Central Hall in the Bosch booth (#14128) and South Hall 3 at the i-BLADES Booth (#35304). About MEMS & Sensors Industry Group MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI® Strategic Association Partner as of January 1, 2017, advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. Through its TSensors™ (Trillion Sensors) initiative, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup). About i-BLADES i-BLADES designs and markets modular add-on technology for the global smartphone market. The company created the world's first "Smartcase," a next-generation mobile phone case with smart technology inside. This modular expansion platform lets users add functionality to smartphones, such as more battery life, more storage or solutions around air quality, VR headset, wellness, entertainment, etc. i-BLADES Developer's Program lets companies use the Smart Platform to create function-specific Blades for every market imaginable. www.i-blades.com.


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