March 26th, 2009
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.