Entries by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

How remote sensing and sensor housing can push cheaper sensors into extreme environments

MSIG is pleased to share content from our valued partner, industry leading market research firm Lux Research. by Tiffany Huang, Lux Research There are multiple industries –like mining, oil and gas, transportation, and aerospace– that operate in harsh environments. These environments can include high (or low) temperature, high voltage, high shock and vibration, and even […]

Using MEMS IMUs, AHRSs and GNSS for Advanced Precision Agriculture

By Marcel van Hak, Product Manager, Xsens Agricultural vehicles are getting smarter every day and that is largely because of motion tracking, achieved with Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRSs) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning systems. Where IMUs provide inertial data such as acceleration and rate of turn, AHRSs […]

Smart sensors: the key to precision agricultural production

Read this article on the Electronic Products website! Without new technological approaches to agriculture, the prospect of meeting the nutritional requirements of the world population in 2050 is daunting By STEPHEN WHALLEY, Chief Strategy Officer, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group www.memsindustrygroup.org According to the United Nations, 9.6 billion people will live on planet Earth by […]

Semi Comes to Silicon Valley

Once a year, the semiconductor industry returns to its roots when Semicon West holds its annual tradeshow in Moscone Center in July. This year, Sensors Expo – another perennial destination for the “More than Moore” community – held its annual show in San Jose. Concurrent with the Semicon West show was Shape, a major IoT […]

MSIG Member Vesper Gives Us 25 Years of MEMS

Ever wondered what our industry was like before MEMS devices began shipping by the billions in smartphones? And what could have inspired automotive manufacturers to use accelerometers in crash-detection airbags? A true MEMS industry veteran, Craig Core of MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Member Company Vesper, was there “back in the day” when a small […]

You say Tomatoes and I say Sensors!

Read about MSIG members using MEMS and sensors to improve agricultural yield!  Especially if you’re a fan of summer tomato salads like we are! https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/06/26/chipping-grow-better-tomato/j7LovpR4xsAg0IgdnkAa0O/story.html#comments http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1395&doc_id=280781&print=yes    

Japan Hits the Hard Reset Button on IoT Growth

View this blog post on the DesignNews website here! By Karen Lightman, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group I have been going to Japan on a somewhat regular basis since 2009. I first started going while the world was reeling from the economic realignment of the late 2000s. And I visited both before and after the […]