PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2015) - MEMS Industry Group® (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, will examine the shared challenges of the MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries, during a half-day workshop, July 15 at SEMICON West 2015. MIG teams with SEMI, the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains, in hosting the workshop -- which culminates in small-group break-out sessions facilitated by industry experts.

"The MEMS, sensor and semiconductor industries have long been connected by a shared infrastructure and supply chain. And while there are significant differences in the manufacturing of MEMS and sensors -- including the use of unconventional materials, wafer bonding, packaging and lack of standard processes -- we face some of the same obstacles in realizing standardization, and in managing manufacturing, integration, packaging and testing," said Stephen Whalley, chief strategy officer, MEMS Industry Group. "By exploring commonalities instead of differences, we can leverage lessons learned, standards and best practices in order to grow our respective industries in jointly served markets, including IoT, medical and wearables."

MIG-SEMI Joint Workshop Agenda

MIG Members on the Show Floor
MEMS Industry Group will be on the show floor in Booth N2 at SEMICON West 2015.

More than 20 MIG member-companies and partners will also exhibit:

MIG-SEMI Joint Workshop
MIG and SEMI's Joint Workshop at SEMICON West 2015 takes place July 15, 2015, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Room C2 (Golden Gate level). Register via: http://www.etouches.com/semicon2015

About SEMICON West
SEMICON West is the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It is the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing, featuring technologies from across the microelectronics supply chain, from electronic design automation, to device fabrication (wafer processing), to final manufacturing (assembly, packaging, and test). More than semiconductors, SEMICON West is also a showcase for emerging markets and technologies born from the microelectronics industry, including MEMS, photovoltaics (PV), flexible electronics and displays, nano-electronics, solid state lighting (LEDs), and related technologies. For more information, visit www.semiconwest.org/.

About SEMI
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronic manufacturing supply chains. SEMI's 1,900+ member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information on SEMI, visit www.semi.org.

About MEMS Industry Group
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. More than 180 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.

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Contact Information:

Ellen Saksen
MEMS Industry Group
Phone: +1 412/390.1644
Find MIG on Twitter: @MEMSgroup, #MEMSindustrygroup

Maria Vetrano
Vetrano Communications
Phone: +1 617/876.2770