Sensors Expo West 2018: MEMS On The March

MEMS devices have been part of the sensors scene for quite a few years now, growing slowly and garnering greater acceptance and deployment. Advances are coming fast in the MEMS market and to help you keep up with them and succeed in your design endeavors, Sensors Expo & Conference West, 2018 offers a comprehensive set of educational resources.


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The Pre-Conference Symposium 1, titled MEMS and Sensor Technologies Coming to an IoT Solution Near You, starting up on Tuesday, June 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, will offer top experts in the MEMS arena addressing key topics. One market that’s developing rapidly is smart homes, a fertile territory for MEMS technology. From 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM, President and CEO of Silicon Microstructures Omar Abed will discuss MEMS pressure sensors for a smarter home.


Omar Abed has been guiding Silicon Microstructures growth since 2013 where he transitioned from the head of research and development for MEMS products and technologies. Prior to that, he was instrumental in the development of next generation automotive passive safety MEMS inertial sensors at Analog Devices. Omar also worked as the lead designer of integrated MEMS capacitive pressure sensors at Schneider Electric including the development of an ultra-low power monolithic sensor for TPMS and low power medical applications.


In the smart home, sensors find greater application due to the requirements for more intelligence, connectivity and interfacing, and consumer IoT.  Pressure sensors in particular are in high demand for smart home apps. These include monitoring water resources, reducing power consumption, and other critical parameters. Because of these demands in the home, pressure sensors are becoming more diversified. Attendees of this session will be getting some highly useful insights on the future of where pressure sensing can go.


Omar presented his work at Sensors Expo in 2007 on this same topic. Be sure to make time to attend his session, MEMS Based Pressure Sensors for a Smarter Home, Tuesday, June 26 from 11 AM to 11:30 AM. It will be 30 minutes of your time well spent.

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