(October 29, 2010) -- Reporting from the MEMS Technology Summit (10/19-10/20/10, Stanford University), Debra Vogler, senior technical editor, spoke with Benedetto Vigna, Group VP, GM, MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division at STMicroelectronics.
In his podcast interview, Vigna described what he calls MEMS "traps" -- ways of thinking about MEMS that hold back the industry and slow its growth. He advises against "falling in love with the chip" or the technology; instead, the industry should fall in love with applications.
Looking ahead, Vigna sees the industry metamorphosing from its current era of consumerization to what he calls "personalization," i.e., sensors in/on/around the body.
More interviews from the MEMS Technology Summit 2010:
- MEMS celebrate 25 years: Industry experts share insights
- 5 major MEMS commercialization hurdles entrepreneurs need to know
- Nanotechnology promises have gone unfulfilled, says Stanford prof
- MEMS cantilevers enable better MEMS sensors: Chat with Beth Pruitt, Stanford
- Water on the moon? NASA MEMS-based Phazir spectrometer chat with Steve Senturia