MNX® is the nation's leading provider of high-quality fabrication,
foundry and design services for MEMS and Nanotechnology. We offer the most
comprehensive and diverse set of implementation solutions for MEMS, micro-
and nano-technologies to be found anywhere in the world. We have thousands
of processes and modules available in our online catalog. This enables you
to have maximum design and process freedom when selecting the precise
services you need for your MEMS device development requirements.
Our fabrication experts on staff will assist you in designing your process
sequence. Then, we use our own internal fabrication capabilities to provide
the highest quality services. We specialize in early-stage prototyping and
low volume production in our state-of-the-art facility. When you are ready
for higher volumes, we offer assistance in transferring your process to
the right fab for manufacturing.
Our services are made available to the United States research community
including commercial, academic, and government organizations.
Consulting and Design Services
The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange
provides general consulting as well as design services to
the community. General consulting includes such activities as:
Development of a product development strategy
Costing analysis for NRE as well as manufacturing
Optimization of device design and/or fabrication
Evaluation of production efficiencies
Selecting suitable foundries for manufacturing
Assisting in transfer of production to another foundry
Device and/or process diagnostics
Development or evaluation of a QC protocol
Reliability and failure analysis
Mechanical or material property measurement and characterization
Mask Making Services
The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange offers a range of options for
mask design and fabrication. Our engineers can make the layout
design for you or use your layout files. Our mask fabrication
capabilities range from pattern generation, to E-beam, to X-ray.
Whatever your mask requirements are, the MEMS and Nanotechnology
Exchange can help.
The MEMS Exchange has developed a software system that is
specially suited for MEMS and Nano technology job shops. The
software system has many of the same features as the software that
runs the entire MEMS Exchange operation and is well suited for
managing a project or an entire facility's operations depending on
the exact needs of the customer.
The system incorporates over 30 man-years of development effort
and runs in a Linux environment. Our software system uses a
network-based approach and therefore affords easier access,
provides excellent scalability, eliminates problems with
compatibility, but affords high-level security protections.