Trillion Sensors Roadmap Outline to debut at TSensors Summit

Nov. 24, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA. MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, the trade association advancing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors across global markets, announced today that it plans to release the outline of TSensors (Trillion Sensors) Roadmap on December 9 at the 2015 TSensors Summit in Orlando, FL. It will also present the plan for completion during 2016.

The objective of the roadmap is to increase global awareness about emerging sensor-based applications with huge commercialization potential in the next decade and facilitate key engagements between developers of emerging sensor technologies and interested commercialization entities. It is believed that early visibility of such applications will reduce the new sensor type commercialization cycle from two-three decades to less than one.

The core of TSensors Roadmap will leverage key content from presentations at all seven TSensors Summits organized between 2013 and 2015. The Roadmap will be focused on emerging 2025 ultrahigh volume applications that could contribute to reaching a world with no hunger, improved medical care, clean energy to all, and minimal pollution in about 20 years.

During these seven events approximately 260 speakers from seven countries presented their visions for the emerging ultrahigh volume sensor-based applications and supporting technologies. Many of these speakers will now contribute to the Roadmap.

It was discovered during TSensors activities that the utopian Abundance dream happened to line up with the largest economic tides in history, including the Internet of Things, mHealth, and food and agriculture technologies, all riding on exponential technologies and TSensors. As a result, the support of Abundance lines up with extraordinary business opportunities.

Multiple visions have emerged for a TSensors market, with the largest forecasting 100 trillion sensors by 2030. These predictions are supported by the forecasted magnitude of the IoT and mHealth, expected to reach $32.5 trillion by 2025 (about 36% of the current GDP). The explosive connectivity growth of “all things” is obviously not just about the hardware. Brontobytes (1027) of sensor-derived data are forecast as soon as the 2020s. Such volume of data creates unprecedented business opportunities for data generation (sensors), services, analytics, and visualization. These opportunities are estimated by some to represent as much as 50% to 90% of global profits in 2025.

TSensors Summit is made possible thanks to the combined efforts of Enterprise Florida, the University of Central Florida, ICAMR (International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research), Orlando EDC, and The Florida High Tech Corridor, with additional sponsorship support from ROHM, ams, Kionix, QuickLogic, Tousimis, Qualcomm, PNI Sensor, and New Generation M2M Consortium.

MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. More than 180 companies are members of MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Hanking Electronics, Huawei, Goertek, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Lenovo, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments, and TSMC.

About the Author

Rick Nelson | Contributing Editor

Rick is currently Contributing Technical Editor. He was Executive Editor for EE in 2011-2018. Previously he served on several publications, including EDN and Vision Systems Design, and has received awards for signed editorials from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He began as a design engineer at General Electric and Litton Industries and earned a BSEE degree from Penn State.

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