Invitation to Participate in MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card

Dear MEMS Colleague…good day. 
The year 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the creation and publication of my MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card  (Report Card) with its important and unique retrospective “yardstick” assessing the progress (or lack thereof) of the successful commercialization of MEMS.   Twelve episodes of the Report Card were published in Sensors Daily Newsletter over December 2019 to June 2020 timeframe.   I was blessed to have the support of my colleagues Todd Christensen, Andy Oliver, David DiPaola, and Doug Sparks, all MANCEF Board of Director colleagues, to help co-author several of the articles.  Several of the episodes including the “Summary/Conclusions/Wrap-Up”  final episode and two episodes on “MEMS/Sensors Marketing” are provided in their entirety in the “Articles” section of the Roger Grace Associates website for your interest.

I am inviting you to participate in my 2019 Report Card.

My apologies for such a late request since I typically have conducted this market research in the March time frame.   Since you are one of a very small group of individuals whom I have asked to participate because of your long-standing and significant role in the commercialization of MEMS, I would greatly appreciate your valuable contribution to this project at this time.

Please include your “grade” for each of these critical success factors using the form below for the calendar year 2019.  In addition, I would greatly appreciate your verbatim comment on the subject(s) that you consider differ most significantly from the 2018 score and your rationale for this in the text boxes provided in the Report Card Data Collection Form.

Kindly send you completed form back to me via email no later than close of business Pacific on Wednesday September 9.   I plan to present the results at the MANCEF COMS World 2020 Virtual Conference from October 19-22, 2020 (   Since you are one of a very small number of highly experienced and knowledgeable MEMS individuals that I have reached out to, your response is most valuable and greatly appreciated.

For those who respond, I plan to send you a copy of the COMS World 2020 PowerPoints on the 2019 Report Card.    In addition, you will be entered into a random drawing from the respondents for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card.  I wish you good luck and thank you very much for your valuable input to this most important survey. 


1. Download the Report Card Data Collection form using the button below and save it to your computer.

2. Open the Report Card Data Collection form and enter your grades in the 2019 column based upon your assessment.

3. In the text fields provided, identify the top subject whose grade differs most significantly from the 2018 grades and include your rationale.

When complete, save your Report Card Data Collection form and email it to me as an attachment at [email protected]

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