@Lawson: DLPs go into TVS as well as projectors. TI is the #1 MEMS supplier by $$ because the DLP is an expensive chip, >$100 whereas most other consumer MEMS devices cost <$3. I can't recall if TI makes any MEMS other than DLP.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.