MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card

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Virtual presentation by Mr. Roger H. Grace from Roger Grace Associates


First published in 1998, Roger Grace Associates has created and conducted the MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card (Report Card) Study which has annually monitored the “health” of the worldwide MEMS industry vis-à-vis 14 subjects (a.k.a. critical success factors) and supplemented by verbatims from the respondents. The Report Card market study uses the “Delphi Method” which is based on the inputs of a limited number of highly experienced and acknowledged worldwide MEMS industry experts.

The 2021 Report Card overall grade was a C+ which declined from the previous five years grade of B- and with virtually all of the 14 subjects receiving decreasing grades. The hundreds of verbatim responses received along with the letter grades emphatically showed the culprit of the grade decreases to be inextricably linked to the results of the effects of Covid. This was especially true in the subject of “Established Infrastructure” where the grade decreased from B+ to B- and was primarily due to supply chain disruptions. Recommendations of the study include actionable strategies to mitigate and overcome the highly expected resulting negative effects to the MEMS commercialization process due to expected continuance of Covid into 2022.

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  • Date: 30 Nov 2022
  • Time: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
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  • Jeronimo Segovia-Fernandez

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  • Starts 11 November 2022 08:18 AM
  • Ends 30 November 2022 07:00 PM
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Mr. Roger H. Grace Mr. Roger H. Grace


Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates, a Bonita Springs, Florida-based marketing consultancy he founded in 1982 that provides market research, strategic marketing communications and business development services to the MEMS, sensors and capital equipment industry. He can be reached via email at His background includes over 40 years in high frequency analog circuit design engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing and technology consulting. He was a founding member of MANCEF and currently is its VP of the Americas. Specializing in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors for over 40 years, he is considered a pioneer in this field. He has authored over 40 technical feature articles, organized, chaired, and spoken at over 30
international technical sessions and is frequently quoted as an industry expert in major international technical and business publications. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Engineering Alumni of the Year in 2004 by Northeastern University and was bestowed the inaugural Sensor Industry Impact Award by Sensors Magazine in 2016. Mr. Grace held the position of visiting lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley from 1990 to 2003. His educational background includes a B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (as a Raytheon Company fellow) from Northeastern University, and the MBA program at Haas Graduate School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

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