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IEEE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION AND MEMS INDUSTRY GROUP COLLABORATE ON E-HEALTH AND INTERNET OF THINGS STANDARDS

Organizations sign memorandum of understanding and establish new working group to develop standards-based solutions that will affect the global healthcare and consumer industries

IEEE Standards Association
Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing
+1 732-981-3424; shuang.yu@ieee.org

MEMS Industry Group
Karen Lightman, Executive Director
+1 412 390 1644; klightman@memsindustrygroup.org

PISCATAWAY, N.J., and PITTSBURGH, USA, 20 February 2014 – IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association advancing micro-electromechanical systems across global markets, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help accelerate and broaden the adoption of globally relevant standards-based technologies for eHealth and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“We are very excited for the opportunity to partner with MIG to further progress global standards in eHealth and the Internet of Things,” said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director, IEEE-SA. “eHealth and IoT not only complement each other, but together they will completely change person-to-person, human-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications for the benefit of society. As such, these technological genres will be key to the advancement of the connected person.”

The IEEE-SA and MIG collaboration has already resulted in the formation of the IEEE P2700™ Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions Working Group (WG).

“Telemedicine, eHealth and IoT technologies are advancing rapidly,” said Herbert Bennett, IEEE Electron Devices Society sponsor chair of the IEEE P2700 WG, Executive Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and NIST Fellow. “With its vast experience and expertise, the IEEE-SA was able to move at a fast pace to identify standards and associated measurements required for accelerating the commercialization of healthcare MEMS as one component of the Internet of Things.”

“eHealth and the Internet of Things are keystone technologies that will dramatically improve the lives of every connected human being in this world,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. “I take pride in knowing that MIG will have foundational involvement in the creation of standards, to work with the best-of-the-best in the industry through this collaboration with IEEE-SA.”

At the HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition, IEEE will be exhibiting in booth E06 and in the HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion external link (Booth 8265, Hall E), February 24-26, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida,

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About MEMS Industry Group
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. More than 160 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, SunEdison, Texas Instruments and TSMC. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org. external link

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The IEEE Standards Association, a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development. For more information visit the IEEE-SA Web site.

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