STMicroelectronics has launched a competition for both engineers and students alike in Taiwan, for stimulating innovation and MEMS creativity.
The competition named the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest is an open competition for designing novel applications using the iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. This competition is also sponsored by Taiwan’s Association of Nanotechnology and Micro System.
The iNEMO technology developed by ST is a unique development and testing tool that provides 9-axis MEMS sensing of angular, linear and magnetic motion along with temperature and pressure sensing, which is controlled by the STM3232-bit microcontroller. The integration of both dedicated software with multiple sensors having processing abilities in a single device would facilitate improved performance and functionality for numerous applications in patient monitoring, portable navigation devices, robotics, human machine interface and gaming.
According to Benedetto Vigna, who is the GM of MEMS, Sensors and High Performance Analog Division and Group Vice President, ST understands the importance of design usability, creativity and originality in MEMS design and is committed to cultivating talent among young engineers and university students.
The contest would be conducted till the month of December 2011, and a total prize amount of NT$200,000 would be awarded to ten winning iNEMO design concepts based on their practicality, working, originality, implementation, final demonstration and presentation. The winners would be declared on the December 15, 2011 at the Sensor Symposium conducted by ST in Taipei.