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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.9, September 2006
In this Issue:
1. IEEE Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems
2. Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.9, September 2006
3. Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs
4. New Recently Published Sensors Books
5. Monthly Web Spots
6. Global MEMS/Microsystems - Markets and Opportunities
7. Subscriber services
8. Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions
The main goal of the IDAACS'2007 is to provide a forum for high quality reports on the state-of-the-art Theory, Technology and Applications of Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computer Systems as used in measurement, automation, and scientific research, in industry and business. Rapid developments in these areas have resulted in more intelligent, sensitive, and accurate methods of data acquisition and data processing in manufacturing, in the environmental monitoring, in medical systems and in the laboratory practice. Advanced methods have been developed to enhance the measurement of information for automation, in process inspection, quality control, diagnostics, and other processes. The importance of IDAACS'2007 is its vision to establish scientific contacts between research teams and scientists from different countries for future joint research collaborations. This interaction is proved by the successful activity of the scientists after first, second and third IDAACS Workshops, which were hold in Foros, Crimea, Ukraine, and Lviv, Ukraine and Sofia, Bulgaria respectively.
The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Advanced Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Systems
2. Intelligent Distributed Systems and Remote Control
3. Virtual Instrumentation Systems
4. Advanced and High Performance Computing Systems
5. Cluster and Grid Technologies, Parallel Software Tools and Environments
6. Embedded Systems
7. Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks for Advanced Data Acquisition and Computing Systems
8. Advanced Mathematical Methods for Data Acquisition and High Performance Computing
9. Industrial Signal and Image Processing
10.Data Analysis and Dynamic Modelling
11.Intelligent Information and Retrieval Systems
12.Robotics and Autonomous Systems
13.Information Computing Systems for Education and Commercial Applications
14.Bio-Informatics and Homeland Security
15.Safety, Security and Reliability of Software
16.Data Acquisition - Special Stream on Risk Management and Insurance
17.Wireless Systems - Special Stream
Abstract submission: 30 January 2007
Notification of acceptance 30 March 2007
Camera ready paper submission and Registration 30 May 2007
For more information please see: www.idaacs.net
Sensors & Transducers e-Digest (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 71, No. 9,September 2006
The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next issue of S&T e-Digest No.10, Vol.72, October 2006 is 15 October 2006. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.
New Sensor Books
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Global MEMS/Microsystems - Markets and Opportunities
Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) include products such as automobile airbag systems, display systems and inkjet cartridges.The worldwide MEMS systems market reached $48 billion in 2005, and is expected to rise to $72 billion by 2008 and $95 billion by 2010, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 15 percent over the five-year period.
The MEMS industry is highly fragmented with a large number of device manufacturers worldwide in a wide variety of application fields. Many start-ups and small and medium-sized companies participate in the industry.
In 2005 more than half of MEMS devices by value ($2.6 billion) were produced in North America. Japan is the next largest MEMS producing region, accounting for one-fifth of the total MEMS device revenues ($1.1 billion) in 2005. About 16% of MEMS sales, over $815 million, originated from European production sites last year. Singapore is also a significant manufacturing location for MEMS manufacturers such as STMicroelectronics, with 11% of MEMS device revenues attributed to Singapore fabs.
Front-end manufacturing equipment accounts for 53% of the MEMS equipment market today, assembly/packaging and test equipment 31%, and research and development (R&D) equipment the remaining 16%. Etch, wafer bonding, assembly/packaging, and test equipment are expected to experience the highest growth over the next five years.
MEMS substrate materials are the largest materials segment and include silicon, quartz, glass, polymers and others.The total MEMS substrate market is forecast to grow from $264 million in 2005 to $570 million by 2010, for a CAGR of over 17 percent over the five-year period. Packaging coating materials (SU-8) are a relatively new materials market, but are forecast to grow to $3 million in 2010, for a CAGR of 50 percent over the five-year period.
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