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Advances in MEMS-based Inertial Sensors

By Doug Sparks, CTO at Hanking Electronics

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS)-based inertial sensor commercialisation goes back around 50 years and has involved many interesting developments, new applications and acquisitions. Development of capacitive and piezoresistive silicon linear accelerometers began in the 1970s1. Airbags were the first high-volume application for these inertial sensors in the late 1980s and early 1990s. As with many MEMS devices, the aerospace industry led the development of angular rate sensors, also known as MEMS gyroscopes. Like the accelerometer, the automotive market provided the first high-volume applications for MEMS gyroscopes, starting in the mid-1990s2 with navigation assist, vehicle dynamic control (VDC) and roll-over protection (ROP) systems. Now, both of these sensors can be found in every smartphone, tablet, vehicle and wearable device.

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Microsystem and semiconductor commercialisation in China

By Doug Sparks, CTO at Hanking Electronics

China has seen unprecedented growth in microsystem and semiconductor infrastructure in the past decade. This is due to the rise of its automotive and consumer markets and export of smart phones, tablets, drones and other microsystem and semiconductor enabled products. Historically, more than 90 percent of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors and radio frequency (RF) filters have been imported into China for product assembly. Virtually all the MEMS wafers are fabricated outside of the country and imported as wafers, chips or packaged devices. According to customs data, China imported semiconductor and MEMS chips worth US$304 billion in 2019, down 2.6 percent on a yearly basis1. Moreover, the State Council of China has declared that the country aims to increase its self-sufficiency rate of chips to 70 percent from the 30 percent level realised in 2019. This type of semiconductor manufacturing goal and the government funds associated with it have been ongoing for more than a decade. Read the full article on CMM.

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Due Date:  15 July 2021


LOCATION: Shenyang, China

EVENT DATES: August 22-25, 2021


The Micro, Nano and Emerging Technologies Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) has selected ‘Commercialization of ConvergingTechnologies’ as the overarching theme of its 24th annual COMS Conference.

MANCEF has championed he adoption of emerging converging technologies for over a decade.  As an example, contributing technologies as shown in the graphic continue individually to be disrupted by technology advances which can then be leveraged several-fold when combined with other similarly advancing technologies.  The significant impact that such technology adoption is having on resilience and sustainability initiatives will also be underscored at the conference.

Asia has seen an explosion of advanced technology capabilities in the last decade. The shift to Asia of leading edge semiconductor, the manufacturing of sensor rich consumer and automotive products and development of a comprehensive supply chain to support this are all trends that will be emphasized this year at COMSWORLD 2021, which will be held in Shenyang, China.

What is apparent from the myriad of product development and startup activity, extending from converging technology commercialization to the market opportunities they afford, is the need for new training, marketing, funding and business model approaches.  The barriers like supply chains and disruptions and opportunities to these will be addressed through case study presentations and open discussion at the conference.  An exciting aspect of convergent technologies is that they provoke the need for new educational training methodologies.

Abstracts of length 150-200 words that address the topics of converging technologies are requested to be received no later than July 15.  These could include case studies in the following areas or others that are associate.

             MEMS and sensor-enabled products & technologies

             Semiconductor infrastructure, materials & supply chain resiliency

             Smart city, resilient and sustainable infrastructure

             Medical and Bio-technologies and associated wearables

Presentations from areas that support commercialization such as licensing, education, infrastructure and clusters, investment and funding opportunities issues are also welcomed.  The submission should include a description of how sensors, MEMS, semiconductors and associated commercialization issues are addressed.

Notification of abstract selection will be made by August 1.  All selected authors will be provided with a presentation slot in the COMSWORLD 2021 program and will have their abstract and bios published in a conference book of abstracts.

For details regarding sponsorship, abstracts, posters and exhibit opportunities, please email Doug Sparks


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COMSWORLD China COMET 2021 Hosted by Hanking Electronics

Save the dates! Hanking will host and sponsor COMSWORLD China COMET 2021 in Shenyang, China.

Conference on the Commercialization of Micro/Nano & Emerging Technologies (COMET)

Location: Shenyang, China

August 22 – 24, 2021

Call for Papers CHINA COMET 2021

  • Calling for speakers and posters for China COMET 2021
  • Conference Theme: Commercialization of Emerging Technologies
  • MEMS Manufacturing, Advanced IC and Memory Technology, Nano Technology, New Materials, Medical, Industrial, Transportation and Consumer Applications
  • If you are interested in speaking or contributing abstracts or posters, please contact: Doug Sparks at Abstracts are due by May 15th, 2021

China COMET 2021 | MANCEF