Asia Symposium & Research Review 2012
November 13-14

Shinichi Kato

MEMS for the Smart Society: Market and Technology Trends

MEMS technology is finding applications not only in the conventional machines but also in our environment at large. Future promising applications will include the use of MEMS devices to enhance security, safety, and comfort of our daily life and to optimize the consumption of energy and resources, with the aim to enable a smart society. This talk will discuss MEMS technology and devices which will be needed to enable the smart society, with a focus on the following aspects:
- MEMS devices to enable the smart society
- The market impact of such MEMS devices
- Demand from the key players of the smart society
- Requirements for environmentally-embedded MEMS modules
- Perspective change needed for research and development