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The Future of MEMS in 2016 and Beyond

It’s time to break out our connected crystal balls my friends! This week Fish Fry looks into the future of MEMS with Karen Lightman of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group. Karen and I dig into the world according to MEMS: where MEMS design is headed, what hurdles we will need to overcome, and how we’ll make the world a better place along the way. Also this week, we investigate the special challenges and considerations for high speed analog-to-digital conversion designs.  


 

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