MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Invites OEMs to Get Personal with MEMS and Sensors at CES 2017

January 5, 2017 conference track explores MEMS/sensors' connection to unique user experiences with consumer products

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - Dec 8, 2016) -  MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's (MSIG's) conference track at CES 2017®, "MEMS and Sensors: Personalizing Consumer Technology," will help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and embedded systems integrators to get more creative with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors in personalizing smartphones, wearables, virtual reality (VR) headsets and smart home devices.

"MEMS and sensors give manufacturers and integrators the essential enabling technology to add context and cognition to electronic devices, endowing consumers with more natural and personal experiences," said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. "A wearable that makes you feel safer, a smart home hub that turns down the lights and turns up the temperature, a VR headset that doesn't make you feel nauseous, and perception systems that augment your reality -- all show the personalizing power of MEMS and sensors. During our CES 2017 conference track, MSIG's speakers will share compelling advancements in MEMS and sensors, giving consumer-products makers the information they need to succeed in a fiercely competitive marketplace."

Conference Agenda

  • Cognitive Technologies -- Machines Thinking Like People -- Jeff Gehlhaar, vice president of technology, Qualcomm
  • Virtual Reality Head Tracking Sans Motion Sickness -- Jack McCauley, founder, McCauley Labs
  • Real Solutions for IoT and Smart Cities -- Alex Mateo, sales and operations planning & industry manager for smart cities, Libelium
  • Personal Health Monitoring -- Dr. Steven LeBouef, CEO, Valencell
  • The Future Is Bright for MEMS-based Displays in Consumer Electronics -- Kent Novak, senior vice president and general manager, DLP Products at Texas Instruments
  • Looking Good and Staying Safe with Wearables -- Dr. Jerry Wilmink, CEO and founder, WiseWear
  • Living the Marketing Dream: Knowing Everything -- Josh Knauer, CEO, Rhiza
  • Panel: Where are Consumer Electronics Taking the Sensors Industry? -- Moderated by Jon Melnick, principal researcher, LUX Research, with panelists:
    • Behrooz Abdi, CEO, InvenSense
    • Alexis Bernard, CTO, Knowles
    • Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO, Bosch Sensortec
    • Brian Faith, CEO, Quicklogic
    • Benedetto Vigna, executive vice president, STMicroelectronics
  • Reducing Workplace Injury & Increasing Productivity -- Cleopatra Cabuz, PhD, vice president of engineering, Honeywell Industrial Safety

Visit MEMS & Sensors Industry Group and Members on the Show Floor
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group will host a Member Pavilion on the show floor, featuring Flex Tech Alliance, IDT, Interlink Electronics, InvenSense and mCube.

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's booth and the MSIG Member Pavilion are located in Booth #40736, Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A-D (Smart Home Marketplace) and will be open January 5-8, 2017 during CES 2017 exhibition hours.

Conference Registration Information
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group's full-day conference, "MEMS and Sensors: Personalizing Consumer Technology," will take place January 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Venetian Level 4, Marcello 4501 in Las Vegas, NV. Register via:

MEMS & Sensors Industry Group members receive a discount. Please contact: for more information.

About MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI® Strategic Association Partner as of January 1, 2017, advocates for near-term commercialization of MEMS/sensors-based products through a wide range of activities, such as conferences, technical working groups and education. Through its TSensors™ (Trillion Sensors) initiative, MSIG also increases worldwide awareness of emerging MEMS/sensors-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and beyond. For more information, visit: and follow MSIG on LinkedIn and Twitter (use @MEMSGroup).

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Contact Information:

Ellen Saksen
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Phone: +1 412/390-1644
Email: esaksen[at]

Maria Vetrano
Vetrano Communications
Phone: +1 617/876-2770
Email: maria[at]