Where is the love for MEMS?2012-11-29
Online 11:30 AM ET, 8:30 AM PT
Presented by: Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group
Has the romance between the MEMS and semiconductor industries started to fizzle? Or is the real issue that for new equipment vendors, the appeal and shiny/sexy new-ness of MEMS has faded as they salivate in anticipation of a switch from 300 to 450mm (with all of that sexy, new and expensive semiconductor equipment)?
To the delight of those who want to enter MEMS manufacturing -- or for those who want to stay there -- the move to 450mm is in no way a requirement. Companies can (and will) continue to manufacture MEMS devices on 200mm wafers. Does this explain why only a handful of stalwart MEMS device manufacturers were present? Is the zeal for 450mm on behalf of semiconductor equipment vendors (who dominate SEMICON West) responsible for the seemingly fair-weathered friendship between MEMS and the semiconductor industry at SEMICON West 2012 (as Karen wrote about in her blog) Where is the Love?) or is it an issue worldwide?
Listen to this panel discussion address these pressing concerns and answer Karen's very poignant question: Where is the love for MEMS?
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