PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Aug 4, 2015) - MEMS Industry Group (MIG) will gather the world's leading providers of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors technology for its second annual MEMS Industry Group® Conference Asia in Shanghai, China on September 8-11, 2015. Held in partnership with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT) and Shanghai Industrial Technology Research (SITRI), this four-day event blends a two-day conference focused on the challenges and opportunities for MEMS and sensors in the Internet of Things (IoT) with exclusive tours of top R&D labs and commercial companies.

"MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia merges real-world exploration with a conference and networking event to give attendees a rare inside view of MEMS/sensors innovation engines in China," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. "From our tours of Nanopolis and SITRI Innovation Centers to interactive salon sessions with commercial industry and R&D -- as well as presentations from the world's most successful global suppliers of MEMS/sensors -- conference attendees will engage with startup companies, researchers and multinational companies to learn firsthand about MEMS/sensors in Asia. Attendees will also gain valuable insight into the skyrocketing importance of MEMS/sensors in the IoT."

Pre-conference Tour of Nanopolis
MIG will host a pre-conference tour of Nanopolis, called "the world's largest hub of nanotech innovation and commercialization," on September 8, 2015. Pre-conference attendees will visit Nanopolis-based MEMS and sensors companies: China Wafer Level CSP Co., Ltd. (WLCSP), the MEMS fab at MEMSRIGHT and SINANO laboratory (Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics).

The conference agenda features:

MIG Conference Asia also features a Dinner Cruise on September 10 with MIG, SITRI and SIMIT aboard the yacht, The Happy Captain.

Chinese Innovation Experience
On September 11, conference attendees will take an "innovation tour" of the SITRI fab and Shangahi Simgui Technology Co., Ltd as well as other SITRI facilities, including the IoT Innovation Center, QST and SITRI labs. Attendees will visit the InnoSpring Innovation Center, where they will experience demos from SITRI IoT Systems Group and SITRI Executive Information System (EIS) R-CAD.

They will also participate in salon sessions with industry/academia to discuss trends in China spanning agriculture, environment, 3D printing, automotive electronics, monitoring cameras and electronic tags.

About MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia
MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia attracts product managers, business development professionals, and product/engineering managers from the MEMS and sensors supply chain including: integrators, device manufacturers, foundries, equipment and material suppliers, researchers, developers and end-users. The majority of the audience is from Asia, with additional attendees from Europe and North America representing multinational corporations.

Premier sponsors of MIG Conference Asia include: Platinum Sponsor EV Group; Gold Sponsor SPTS Technologies; Silver Sponsors Analog Devices and Freescale Semiconductor; and Bronze Sponsors Applied Materials, Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), OMRON and X-Fab MEMS Foundry

Event sponsors include: Hanking Electronics LLC, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), MEMS Journal, MEMS & Technology Exchange (MNX), Okmetic, Semico Research, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Shanghai Industrial Technology Research (SITRI) and Yole Développement

Location and Registration
MIG Conference Asia will be held September 8-11, 2015 at the Renaissance Shanghai ZhongShan Park, Shanghai, China. For more information, please contact MIG via phone: +412/390-1644, email: info@memsindustrygroup.org or visit MIG Conference Asia at: http://asia2015.memsindustrygroup.org.

For conference registration, please visit: http://asia2015.memsindustrygroup.org/registration.

For press registration, please contact Maria Vetrano, Vetrano Communications, email: maria[at]vetrano.com.

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, Hanking Electronics, Huawei, Goertek, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Lenovo, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.

MEMS Industry Group and the MEMS Industry Group logo are registered trademarks of MEMS Industry Group. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Industry Voices

Leaders from the global MEMS/sensors supply chain will speak at MEMS Industry Group Conference Asia, including Bosch Sensortec, GE Global Research, SMIC and STMicroelectronics.

"The upcoming IoT-related markets introduce new requirements for CE MEMS and related sensors. While different application focuses and new constraints determined by the various domains impose new technical challenges, they also offer vast opportunities for existing and new sensors. MIG Conference Asia is the ideal forum to jointly examine these new opportunities." Leopold Beer, regional president Asia Pacific, Bosch Sensortec

"As the IoT drives explosive growth in sensor-enabled connected devices, sensor data analytics is increasingly vital to maximizing user experiences with connected products of all kinds. MIG Conference Asia is the perfect forum for discussing how tools and methods commonly used for sensor data analytics are creating new business models and engendering intelligent applications derived from sensor information." Ian Chen, marketing, Systems Architecture Software and Algorithms, Freescale Semiconductor

"Over the decades, advancements in electronics and mobile computing have brought new conveniences to our daily lives while simultaneously boosting productivity. As we move into the Internet-of-Things (IoT) era, innovations in MEMS and sensors have become increasingly critical to the ways in which we connect to each other and to the world around us, in evermore meaningful ways. MIG Conference Asia allows attendees to explore the nearly limitless opportunities for using MEMS and sensors in the IoT." Dr. Ty Chiu, CEO, SMIC

"Leveraging the power of smart sensing, cloud computing, advanced analytics and new levels of connectivity, the industrial Internet is beginning to shape and redefine the boundaries within which traditional industrial enterprises are being operated. Increased productivity, flexibility and responsiveness of connected machines are now the rule, rather than the exception as connected brilliant machines are empowering people at work. With Asian suppliers at the forefront of the industrial Internet, MIG Conference Asia provides a platform for exploring the industrial Internet with an international audience." Pengju Kang, executive technology leader, GE Global Research

"The next wave of MEMS development is moving toward actuation and, while the ripples from these beautiful little machines have been building slowly for years, they are converging with the Internet of Things. We are beginning to see new applications such as tiny mirrors that enable people to interact more naturally with technology, smaller, faster autofocus solutions for mobile phones, and new types of printheads for 3D printing -- and this is just the beginning. I look forward to exploring the next wave of growth in MEMS and sensors with MIG Conference Asia attendees." Benedetto Vigna, executive vice president, STMicroelectronics

Contact Information:

Ellen Saksen
MEMS Industry Group
Phone: +1 412/390-1644

Maria Vetrano
Vetrano Communications
Phone: +1 617/876-2770