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Date: 30-08-14

ST's Benedetto Vigna to deliver keynote at MEMS Forum

STMicroelectronics announced that Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, will deliver a keynote speech at the SEMICON Taiwan 2014 MEMS Forum. Vigna will share his thoughts on ST’s leading role and how MEMS and Sensors continue to make a positive contribution to people’s lives.

In the past decade, motion-sensor technologies have transformed the way people interact with electronic devices. ST played an important role in this revolution by developing and deploying motion-sensing capabilities to a large variety of smart consumer applications. Now, a wide variety of sensing technologies make user interfaces more natural and intuitive, provide easier access to information, and help make people and things more connected.

"After the motion-sensing technology has pervaded smartphones, it is now spreading beyond the phone to influence all aspects of our lives. Sensors are embedded in things we wear and integrated in everyday objects that are becoming aware and connected through the Internet of Things," said Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics. "ST has all the ingredients to remain at the center and lead the next evolution of the MEMS industry, with its broad and diversified product portfolio coupled with a robust and reliable high-volume supply chain and a strong partner ecosystem."

With almost 5 billion MEMS sensors and 3.5 billion MEMS actuators sold in the market to date together with complete control of its design and production processes, ST is the one-stop MEMS supplier of choice, offering a comprehensive portfolio of micro-machined accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors, magnetic sensors, and microphones, and has the capability to integrate these in multi-sensor combos with on-board signal processing, control functions, sensor-fusion algorithms, and wireless connectivity. The MEMS market heavyweight, ST is also at the forefront of the technology development with almost 1000 MEMS-related patent families and leads the way towards intelligent and independent sensing devices that will open new horizons in consumer electronics, healthcare, environmental sciences, and many other domains.

According to IC Insights, the market for MEMS-based devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.7% between 2013 and 2018, reaching the annual volume of $12.2 billion by the end of the period.

The SEMICON Taiwan 2014 MEMS Forum will take place on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Room 401, 4F, TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Source: st.com

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