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MEMS Gains Respect at CES 2012

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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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CES markets toward the End-User.
JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   1/22/2012 11:23:24 PM
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Well, it is the CONSUMER electronics show.  One of the mentalities I was taught when designing an electronic product was to consider that my mother would be using it.  Removing the tech from technology so that a typical mom can adopt and easily pick up the use and application of a new gizmo is what makes them successful. --- So, not surprised that MEMS had a slow ramp of visibility over 10 years at CES.  I think that was not the case in more technical trade shows.  

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Beth Stackpole   1/23/2012 6:26:43 AM
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@Karen: Thanks for the pointer to the work being done at CMU's Quality of Life Technology Center. I'll buy the right into the case that the right usage of MEMs can enable personalization in an unobtrusive way, especially if it's "big mother" watching over the process. I like that!

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Ann R. Thryft   1/23/2012 3:30:29 PM
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Karen, thanks for the update. Having written about MEMS a lot about 10 years ago from the semi and packaging production angle, it's really great to see them finally getting some recognition closer to the user end.


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naperlou   2/8/2012 10:38:57 AM
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Rob, actually in regards to any micro device those numbers are not such a big deal.  I learned recently that there are more transistors produced each year than letters printed (and copied, etc.).  Think of that.  A transistor is a much more complicated thing than a letter on a page, and yet we make more of them.  WOW!  The scale of these things is mind boggling.  I expect that with MEMS devices we will see similar scale. 

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