Key to the 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!
The Governing Council represents the interests of the MSIG to the management of SEMI and the SEMI International Board of Directors. The group is composed of executives from companies spanning the supply chain of MEMS and sensors technology companies of varied sizes. Members primarily have industry experience useful in advising MSIG as it works to fulfill its mission. Members meet several times a year and via teleconference to chart and advise staff on strategic activities and future direction of MSIG. Each position on the MSIG Governing Council carries a minimum of one 3-year term to be extended up to one time.
Technical Advisory Committee
The Technical Advisory Committee supports the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group overall mission of advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets by offering non-binding technical expertise and advice. This includes recommendation of technical focus areas for:
- Conferences, workshops and forums
- Potential R&D programs funding
- Review and development of technical materials
MSIG Hall of Fame
The MEMS & Sensors Industry Group created the Hall of Fame in 2011 to honor and appreciate those who have made a substantial and lasting impact on SEMI MSIG.
MSIG Working Groups
Device Working Group
The Device Working Group is exploring environmental sensors with topics spanning optical, gas, and air quality sensors. We are working towards drafting standards for various parameters of environmental sensors as the market is highly fragmented in terms of accuracy and parameters of such sensors. The next step is to identify baseline parameters to build standards upon them. We would like to recruit more members from end-user companies as well as sensors manufacturers to drive this collaborative effort.
Manufacturing Working Group
Led by the chair, Michelle Bourke from Lam Research, the Manufacturing Working Group is ready to submit two outstanding standards papers. The first document is a guide for the use of test patterns for characterizing a deep reactive ion etching (DRIE) process. The standard describes a test structure useful for characterizing the performance of a particular DRIE tool. The second document is to standardize specification for silicon substrates used in the fabrication of MEMS. This substrate standard will lower the time to purchase, time to market, and overall cost by providing the necessary information for ordering and specifying such substrates. Subsequently, the Manufacturing Working Group is starting new activities by identifying other industry challenges such as security, reliability, and packaging and higher integration.
If you're interested in joining these working groups, please email your request to MSIG@semi.org
Event Speakers Committee
These committees support the development of event themes and content, assist in identifying and/or recruiting speakers, and related functions as a steering committee. For more information on the events or committees in your region, please contact your regional office.