Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, represent a midway point between the macroscopic world in which engineers have worked for centuries and the nano-scale machines that are expected to dominate late-21st century technology. While MEMS represent a “quantum leap” in efficiency and performance across many functional areas, it’s in sensory applications that they’ve made the most astounding contributions to date. From health care to automobiles to telecom to national defense, these sensors are changing the fundamental nature of automated sensing. What will this technology mean for you as a manager, investor, and consumer? We’ll explain.
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