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After the worldwide downturn and crisis in 2008 and 2009, the automotive market worldwide has bounced back and recovered well. In 2014, approximately 85 million new light vehicles (cars and light trucks) were shipped worldwide. This number is projected to reach 110 million by 2020. Currently, each vehicle has an average of 60-100 sensors on board. Because cars are rapidly getting “smarter” the number of sensors is projected to reach as many as 200 sensors per car. These numbers translate to approximately 22 billion sensors used in the automotive industry per year by 2020.

So what are the emerging applications enabled by the next-generation sensors and electronics? And what are the technologies that will enable new applications? These are the key questions that will drive the discussion at this annual event – Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2017.

This event will bring together leading experts in automotive sensors and electronics who will discuss a wide range of business and technology issues, ongoing trends, and emerging applications. The future is bright for the automotive industry – and it is especially bright for automotive sensors and electronics.

Attend this event to identify emerging technology and application trends, exchange ideas, form new companies and network with your industry peers!

Conference Topics

  • Emerging sensors and electronics applications
  • Supply chain trends and challenges
  • Government regulations and mandates
  • Fabrication technologies
  • Testing methodologies, including test equipment and techniques
  • Interface and calibration circuits
  • Devices with substantially improved performance
  • System integration and end use applications
  • Emerging sensors and electronics technologies
  • Component and wafer-level packaging technologies
  • Sensors and electronics for telematics applications
  • Reliability testing and methods
  • Non-electronic interfaces
  • Environmental effects and compensation methods
  • Sensors and electronics for vehicle diagnostics

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • CTOs
  • VPs of engineering
  • VPs of marketing
  • VPs of business development
  • Engineering leaders
  • Engineering managers
  • Marketing, sales and business development managers
  • Industry analysts
  • Investors
  • Purchasing managers
  • Sensors and electronics consultants

Conference Location

DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, Michigan, 48228
313-336-3340 (phone)

Hotel Information

The conference and reception will be held at the DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn. A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree for a negotiated rate of $119.00 per night. The room block cut-off date is May 21, 2017.

To reserve online, please go to You can also call in your reservation directly to 313-336-3340; please ask for the discounted room rate for the Automotive Sensors conference.

The DoubleTree Detroit-Dearborn is approximately 15 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). The hotel has airport shuttle service available – please call 313-336-3340 to schedule service.

Prior Participating Companies
(from the 2013 – 2016 events)

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(from the participants and attendees of the 2013-2017 events)

"Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2013 was a great event for connecting with the key players in the automotive industry. The networking was excellent and we were able to make promising contacts for our company. The speakers and their talks were also good and informative. We look forward to participating again next year!"
Robert Andosca, President and CEO, MicroGen Systems

“Very well organized conference. The topics were relevant and of wide interest. The presentations were of superior quality.”
Debojit Barua, Sr. Technical Specialist, Fiat Chrysler US

"The inaugural Automotive Sensors Expo was a big success and was well structured for networking with a good cross section of the industry was represented. I highly recommend this event to any company that is in the automotive sensor space and I am looking forward to attending next year."
Brad Chisum, President and CEO, Lumedyne Technologies

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate as a speaker. I am happy to hear that the event is well received and we are glad to contribute. It is a great showcase for us. I am always impressed by the audience and the quality of questions and feedback.”
Jean-Yves Deschenes, President, Phantom Intelligence

"The Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo is a great forum and place to meet and discuss automotive MEMS and non-MEMS sensing. This conference is particularly useful and unique because there are currently few, if any, other events dedicated just to this topic. The quality of presentations was high. The attendees spanned the entire supply chain, from OEM to packaging to testing, and there were more than ample opportunities to interact through the many networking breaks."
Richard Dixon, Principal Analyst MEMS & Sensors, IHS iSuppli

"I attended the recent Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2013 to gain insight into the trends driving the technological requirements for MEMS sensors. I was not disappointed. The speakers and other attendees were well-qualified and represented a range of perspectives from the end-user automotive manufacturers to established device suppliers and novel technologies. It was a productive event."
Emyr Edwards, Regional Sales Manager, SUSS MicroTec

"TT electronics was pleased to learn about key focus areas within automotive sensing applications from multiple manufacturers and industry professionals. As our business continues to drive new product development, it is important for us to have vision into growth areas within the automotive sensing market. We believe holding the event in Detroit, Michigan enabled electronic sensing manufacturers to connect to the pulse of the automotive industry in the U.S. market."
Jason Gildea, Global Marketing Manager, TT Electronics

"The first Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo organized by the MEMS Journal was a great success! The conference organizers were able to assemble a diverse group of outstanding speakers representing OEMs, established suppliers, as well as start-ups covering the topics ranging from current efforts to improve safety to more long term challenges, such as designing fully autonomous vehicles. The conference program included plenty of breaks which allowed for ample networking opportunities. The conference was well staffed to ensure smooth operation. I am definitely going to the conference next year and I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in automotive sensors and electronics."
Yuriy Goykhman, Engineering Consultant

"MEMS Journal pulled out all the stops to make the Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo a 'can't miss' event. From the speakers, to the exhibit floor, to the one-on-one networking it was clear that the organizers had tuned the event to thoroughly leverage the growing intersection of automotive and the booming sensor world. Kudos to the team, and look forward to attending next year!"
Jeffrey Hannah, Director, North America, SBD

“The conference was very helpful. I prefer the pure automotive sensor discussions. That being said, I found all the discussions helpful for myself and the team. Even the top management of my company show interest in my report on the conference. Next year we are thinking of providing a presentation.”
Mark Harrision, Business Development, TE Connectivity

“The conference brought together the full stack from materials science though AI, with the sessions providing concise updates on status and challenges in each area. The hallway and lunch conversations identified a number of areas of opportunity and collaboration for us. In all, a very worthwhile conference.”
Seamus Hatch, Vice President Sales Market and Services, Invision.AI

"The Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2013 conference was not only informative, but it was an excellent opportunity to network with individuals in our industry. It would have taken two or three trips to meet the attendees, but this one event allowed us to accomplish our tasks in one trip. The topics were on point and helped us understand the current needs in the industry and what the future needs will be. You also cannot put a price on the talks we had in between presentations and at our booth. I think this event had excellent ROI and SMI looks forward to joining the event again in 2014."
David Kertes, Vice President of Sales, Silicon Microstructures

"The Automotive Sensors show brought suppliers across the entire automotive industry together to discuss innovative ideas for automotive sensors. The show covered everything from algorithms to reliability. The show provided plenty of time to network and discuss potential future solutions and engagements."
Max Liberman, Strategic Marketing Manager, Automotive Safety, Analog Devices

"I was pleased to find this new conference to be well organized to provide valuable content. The presentations were excellent with great technical depth. We had the opportunity to interact with the presenters and the venue was conducive to networking. I highly recommend this new conference to hear what is new relative to automotive sensor developments and look forward to next year's event."
Dave McNamara, President, McNamara Technology Solutions

"This was a great venue for all involved and interested in this big and growing market segment of automotive industry to meet, discuss their development or roadmaps, and exhibit their products. I am expecting and looking forward to seeing this conference becoming much larger in the future, and attracting even more participation from the OEM and Tier I companies."
Dragan Mladenovic, Senior Product Line Director, MEMS and Sensor Solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor

"The need for automotive sensors continues to expand as every aspect of the vehicle becomes a control system or subsystem. New emissions and fuel economy standards drive technology that is only possible with smaller, more precise sensor technology. This conference gave, in only one day, an excellent cross section of where new demands are coming and how various OE, sensor, and subsystem suppliers are meeting the demands. The icing on the cake was the diversity of attendees and the ample networking opportunity."
David Stout, Technology Business Development Consultant and former President, TEMIC Automotive, North America

"I enjoyed the MEMS Journal Automotive Sensors Expo very much. The talks were interesting, and were clearly chosen to give a good overview of automotive applications of MEMS and non-MEMS based sensors, both current and future. It was also a useful opportunity to meet other vendors of sensor related products and services. Everything about the event was very well organized."
Nadine Wang, Lead Engineer in Research, Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, University of Michigan

“Being a first-time attendee of the conference, I found the topics covered very broad and educational, from investment to IP, hardware to software AI for autonomous cars, and from electronic systems to automotive sensors. The topics follow the trend of the current automotive industry very well. I would definitely attend the conference again next time.”
Weibin Zhu, Sr. Technical Specialist, ILJIN

Contact Information

Dr. Mike Pinelis
President and CEO
MEMS Journal, Inc.
734-277-3599 (phone)

Jessica Ingram
Sr. Events Manager
MEMS Journal, Inc.
360-929-0114 (phone)