Posts Tagged ‘MEMS’
March 31st, 2009
by Matt Nichols
Hi Everybody, I’ve just arrived in Las Vegas for the start of the CTIA Wireless Conference, April 1 – 3. I’m here to conduct a number of media interviews and demos of the SHOW WX pre-production pico projector. As I mentioned in my last blog, I spent the past few days in San Francisco at the Global Press Summit. While in San Francisco, Ian Brown (Microvision VP Marketing & Sales) and I also held numerous media interviews.
Additionally, while at the Global Press Summit, Ian was an invited speaker on an executive panel to discuss the growth of the MEMS industry. Moderated by Patrick Mannion, Chief Editor of TechOnline, panelist from left to right within the photograph include: Mark Martin, Vice President and General Manager, Micromachined Products Division, Analog Devices, Inc.; Vijay Ullal, Group President, Maxim; Ian Brown; Scott Smyser, VP and General, VTI Technologies; and Eric D. Eisenhut, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Kionix. (click on photo to enlarge)
A group of about 60 editors heard the panel members discuss the fact that the small micro machines (MEMS) are gaining steam and recognition. Panel members defined applications in automotive, biotech, consumer products, industrial, medical and mobile phones. The panel was hosted by the MEMS Industry Group.
March 26th, 2009
by Matt Nichols
I’m off on Monday, March 30th, to the Global Press Summit with Ian Brown, VP Sales & Marketing. The Global Press Summit, held in San Francisco, is a media only event where 50+ editors from the world’s leading embedded systems and electronics publications converge to learn about what’s new. Microvision was invited to participate on a panel to discuss the Growth in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and to showcase our single scanning mirror MEMS-based Pico Projector. If we get some additional press coverage from this event, I’ll make sure to post the articles.
And for those that might be asking…what is MEMS, and why is it important to Microvision’s solution? Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) is the integration of mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication technology. Often referred to as a system-on-a-chip, MEMS are enabling the development of smart products, ranging from solutions in automobiles, medical devices, mobile phones, pico projectors and more. While parts of the technology industry are experiencing reduced demand during the global economic slump, the MEMS industry continues to grow at a double-digit clip, according to industry analysts.
February 5th, 2009
by Nicolas Andron
Being the young, smart and handsome guy in Microvision’s Marketing department (or at least that’s what I tell myself), I’m often sent to various trade shows to represent Microvision products. When I tell people about our product line, they have a hard time making the leap (and understandably so) between the ROV Scanner and innovative display products like Pico Projectors and Mobile Device Eyewear.
The answer is simple: all of our products, either to market or in development, share the same common denominator: Microvision’s core technology, MEMS.
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