MSIG Working Groups and Standards

SEMI-MSIG Working Groups

Key to the SEMI-MSIG's mission is providing opportunities for our members to connect and collaborate on some of the biggest issues in the industry. Driven by member requests and changing industry needs, we have formed several working groups to open a dialogue into key issues and seek solutions that will benefit the entire industry.

We invite you to explore recent activities and accomplishments for the following working groups and task forces, and to join us to help tackle these important issues! 

Core Standards Working Group 

he mission of the Core Standards Working Group is to develop a series of technical specifications, industry standards, and best practices for MEMS and sensor devices and platforms. The ultimate aim is to advance the use and expansion of MEMS and sensors worldwide.

In September 2014, SEMI-MSIG’s first standard was officially recognized by the IEEE Standards Association. Known as IEEE 2700 Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definition, the standard is a common framework for sensor performance specification terminology, units, conditions and limits is provided. Specifically, the accelerometer, magnetometer, gyrometer/gyroscope, barometer/pressure sensors, hygrometer/humidity sensors, temperature sensors, ambient light sensors, and proximity sensors are discussed.


  • Analog Devices
  • Bosch
  • Hillcrest Labs
  • IEEE
  • Intel
  • Invensense
  • Kionix
  • NIST
  • NXP Semiconductors 
  • PNI Sensor
  • Qualcomm
  • STMicroelectronics

Recent activity:

Work has been focused on the IEEE 2700 Sensor Parameter Definitions (SPD) and the new interconnect standard I3C. 

Microelectronics Supply Chain Convergence Task Force 

The mission of the Microelectronics Supply Chain Convergence (MSCC) Task Force is to identify common semiconductor, MEMS, and sensors manufacturing challenges relevant to our members and focus on addressing mutually beneficial solutions. The ultimate aim is to foster increased collaboration across these and other adjacent industries to scale and advance the use of semiconductors, MEMS, and sensors worldwide.

The MSCC Task Force meets every other week by teleconference and hosts an annual meeting during SEMICON West.


  • AM Fitzgerald
  • Applied Materials
  • ASE Group
  • EV Group
  • Fraunhofer
  • iNEMI
  • LAM Research
  • NIST
  • Okmetic
  • Orbotech
  • Silex Microsystems
  • Softmems
  • Sonoscan
  • X-FAB

Recent activity:

  • From Collision to Convergence: Co-Creating Solutions in the Semiconductor and MEMS/Sensors Industries | Introductory presentation by MSIG Chief Strategy Officer Steve Whalley at the MSIG/SEMI Joint Workshop, held July 13, 2016, at SEMICON West

MEMS Standards Initiative

The MEMS/NEMS Technical Committee works on unique requirements of standards for MEMS and NEMS devices that cannot be handled by existing technical committees. To join, contact Laura Nguyen at or fill out this short application