There is no doubt that the Internet of Things is the Next Big Thing. Its business value is forecast to become 15 percent of the Gross National Product.
That’s more than three times the size of the US defense budget.
Miniature, portable, convenient data monitoring devices will be everywhere reporting out to data analysis centers in real time. From life forms to machines, real time data collection will inform decision-risk flow throughout society in medicine, biotechnology, air and land and sea travel, in business, and in your blood stream and your digestive tract. It will keep you on time, direct you to your appointments, rescue you automatically if you need help, and automatically administer any medications in the properly timed sequence.
The Internet of Things is nothing if not comprehensive.
Midwest MicroDevices was born in Toledo, Ohio a decade ago, the beneficiary of great research universities funded by the vast wealth of the by-gone industrial age. MMD is a pure-play microfabrication foundry with expertise across all the metals that comprise the best MEMS-enabled devices. Think of us as both the heart and the brains of the Internet of Things. From our high quality substrates and deep research experience, the Next Generation of devices will flow to power the Internet of Things.
Toledo, Ohio has a rich, long business and technology history. One of the great ports of the world as measured by shipping mass, one of the great railroad centers of the US as measured by the junction of lines running east, west, north and south, once both the oil capital of America and the glass capital of America, Toledo had been on a downward slide since the 1970s, as a casualty of the great de-industrialization of America.
But that was then and this is now. Today, across the street from the Toledo Club founded in 1889 with its great, carved wooden ceilings and panels, you will find Midwest MicroDevices housed in a former Libby-Owens glass plant. Inside, there is a carefully assembled collection of equipment and human knowledge capital to make the finest and most advanced MEMS products on the planet.
For the past ten years, Midwest MicroDevices has found a way to make the impossible become possible. To make come-from-behind product companies suddenly leapfrog to the head of their market categories. To take its clients and steer them through the greatest rapid prototyping center of the world which is the legacy of Ohio and Michigan, once the arsenals of democracy and today the foremost incubator of the Internet of Things.
The future begins now. And it begins in Toledo, Ohio.