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This monthly e-newsletter, written by the editors of Sensors & Transducers Magazine (ISSN 1726-5479), delivers the product and research news you asked for, and updates you on happenings in the sensor science and industry. Who should read this Newsletter ? All who are interested in the newest information and trends in sensors, transducers, MEMS and sensor instrumentation, including DAQ.


IFSA Newsletter, No. 4, April 2005 **EXTRA**

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1. Sensors Events Sponsored by IFSA

2. One More IFSA Membership Benefit

3. An IFSA Button on your Web Site

4Subscriber services

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I. Sensors Expo & Conference


Don't miss the largest Sensor and Sensor-Integrated Technology Event in North America ! June 6- 9, 2005, McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, Chicago, IL


Register Now for Greatest Savings - Up to $200 off ! Visit www.sensorsexpo.com or call 800-331-5706. Please use source code E713H to receive your discount.



Featured Keynote Speakers                                                                                               


Zach Kaplan, President, and Keith Schacht, CEO, Inventables

Provocative Materials and Technologies

Tuesday, June 7   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The founders of Inventables will present a selection of the most unexpected materials and technologies discovered by their research team that will change your perspective on what is possible with sensors technology. Mock-up ideas from Inventables' concept studio, samples of technology, pictures and illustrations will demonstrate innovative properties or capabilities beyond your imagination.


Robert L. Mayberry, VP Sensor and Actuator Solutions, IBM

Sensors and On Demand Innovation in Manufacturing

Wednesday, June 8   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Explore a new level of On Demand sensor technology capabilities that allow companies to respond rapidly to customer demand, market opportunity, or external threats. Key issues discussed: integrating information obtained from the "edge" of where business gets done across the business lifecycle; why achieving these capabilities require an integrated infrastructure, and how real-time information can be combined with data integration, business rules, and analytics.

  • Expo Hall Highlights at-a-glance

  • Grand Opening & Networking Reception 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Monday, June 6

  • Wireless Sensing Pavilion

  • Sensor Expo Hall, Featuring Over 200 Suppliers

Don't miss this critical opportunity to compare and contrast new technologies, discover winning strategies, and network with your peers and other industry leaders.



Conference Highlights at-a-glance


Monday, June 6  - Special Symposiums, Seminars, and Events

Automotive Symposium / Digital Data Acquisition Concepts Seminar / Sensors for Manufacturing Efficiency / ZigBee Standard Seminar


Tuesday, June 7  - Special Workshops, Tours and Sessions

Wireless Sensor Interface Standard & WINA Workshop / Sensor Applications for Military/Defense Aerospace & Homeland Security Workshop / Wireless TechTour


Wednesday, June 8  - Special Symposiums, Seminars and Sessions

Nanotechnology & MEMS/MST/Micromachines: A Global Perspective on Technology, Applications & Commercialization / Empowering The Smart Sensor Revolution Workshop


Visit www.sensorsexpo.com or call 800-331-5706 or 218-723-9130.

Please use source code E713H to receive your discount.

  • Early Bird Discount expires May 7, 2005


II. 17th Optical Fibre Sensors Conference (OFS-17)

Bruges, Belgium from the 23-27 May 2005


For the moment there are already 320 registrations for the conference. Beside the registrations for the conference 22 companies with their booth at the conference are also very happy to welcome. During the conference week there will be 50 speakers who will explain you their latest developments. Beside the speakers there will also be 197 poster presentations spread over three poster sessions.


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John Wiley & Sons Ltd. are pleased to offer members of the International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) an exclusive 20% discount on books.


As a member of the association you are entitled to a special 20% discount on all our books when purchased directly through www.wileyeurope.com Simply quote about reference code at your registration. 


Wiley publishes books in all areas, not only sensors, ensuring that you have the complete set of resources to support you in your professional and educational needs… and don’t forget that Wiley also publishes many books on general interest from travel to cookery, and from business and finance to psychology and architecture.



In order to be an IFSA members you should pay 50 $US for one year individual membership. Let you are going to buy two books:


a) Data Acquisition and Signal Processing for Smart Sensors (N. V. Kirianaki, S. Y. Yurish, N. O.Shpak, V. P. Deynega), Price: $136.95

b) Sensors and Signal Conditioning, 2nd Edition (Ramo'n Palla's-Areny, John G. Webster), Price: $105.39


The normal price for two books is $136.95 + $105.39 = 242.34 $. As an IFSA member you can obtain a 20 % discount = 48.47 $.

So, you see buying only two books you can return your individual membership cost (50 $). Please note you can buy any book (not only  sensor related) from John Wiley & Sons Ltd., for example, for your hobby and interests. Interesting ? Please <download> the IFSA  registration form or fill out it <online>.


For academia and industry the benefit is more significant because usually they buy much more technical books per year.



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