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thumbnailMicro-windmills could someday power your phone
Above is a micro-windmill that University of Texas Arlington researchers suggest could someday be used to charge mobile electronics if they were embedded en masse on the device's case. The MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) are fabricated using ...
2014-01-30 Boing Boing - MEMS technology
Improve Inspection with Opto-Digital Microscopy
Observation and measurement of semiconductors including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), lead frames, CCDs, wire bondings, LCDs, and LCD patterns. Observation and measurement and QA/QC of materials used to develop and manufacture ...
yesterday Quality Magazine - MEMS technology
thumbnailFabrication of high-density moiré gratings
This process has already been used in several microelectronic engineering, optical engineering, and bioengineering applications. Our technique can be used to produce gratings with large areas and high frequencies on different specimens, and at fast ...
today SPIE Newsroom - MEMS technology
Sourcing Quartz Timing Devices: Myth vs. Reality
A micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) timing device is built onto a tiny silicon die, using manufacturing technology closely aligned with conventional integrated circuits (ICs). MEMS-based devices offer several critical advantages compared to quartz ...
2014-01-30 EBN - MEMS technology
Invisibility cloak for hearing aids and implants
Microsystems are at the heart of portable hearing aids and implants. Now researchers are developing a miniature, low-power wireless microsystem to make these medical aids smaller, more comfortable and more efficient. Fraunhofer researchers pack a total ...
today - MEMS technology
First surfactant-free semiconducting carbon nanotube inks
Brewer Science today launched inks with the potential to change the way carbon nanotube (CNT) users manufacture microelectronic devices. The company introduced the first aqueous, surfactant-free, ready-to-use semiconducting CNT inks for ...
today ElectroIQ (blog) - MEMS technology

MEMS business

MEPTEC to Hold 12th Annual MEMS Technology Symposium
Dr. Petersen established a micromachining research group at IBM from 1975 to 1982, during which he wrote the review paper "Silicon as a Mechanical Material," published in the IEEE Proceedings (May 1982). This paper is still the most frequently ...
2014-01-31 PCBDesign007 - MEMS business
Fluidigm Continues Move into Proteomics with $207.5M Acquisition of DVS ...
Worthington noted that while in the short term Fluidigm plans to sell and support the CyTOF as a system separate from its existing offerings, longer term "there is ample opportunity to use our microfluidics on the front end of [the CyTOF]." He cited ...
2014-01-30 GenomeWeb - MEMS business
SEMI ISS: Scaling innovation
However, as discussed in context of very high volume applications such as the Internet of Things and the recent TSensors Summit, such explosive growth will only occur at a sufficiently low price point for these semiconductors and micro ...
today ElectroIQ (blog) - MEMS business
thumbnailWhich Apple Suppliers are the Most Vulnerable?
InvenSense, Inc. (INVN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Designs, develops, markets, and sells micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes for motion tracking devices in consumer electronics. Market cap at $1.64B, most recent closing price at ...
today Kapitall Blog (blog) - MEMS business
thumbnailJDSU acquires Time-Bandwidth Products and Trendium
Its acquisition strengthens JDSU's position as a leading provider of lasers for micromachining applications. According to independent market research firm Strategies Unlimited, the market for micromachining is expected to grow to $752 million in 2015 ...
2014-01-31 Industrial Laser Solutions Magazine - MEMS business
SOI Future or Flop?
In the nineties we saw wafer bonding become the most prevalent technique for SOI fabrication, although implanted oxygen was also in use. It wasn't until the late nineties that IBM ushered in the modern era of SOI usage for high performance CMOS. SOI ...
yesterday Design and Reuse (press release) (blog) - MEMS business
How To Launch A Biotech Start-Up
As Ben Miles, who created Flow Microfluidics (a company that fabricates microfluidic chips to a customer's design) while still a doctoral student, says, “There is no point working on a technology if there is no market.” The route to market validation ...
yesterday Life Science Leader Magazine - MEMS business
thumbnailPresto Engineering and DelfMEMS Collaborate to Design Ultra Fast RF MEMS ...
... for mobile applications, announced today that they have worked together to design, from specification to integration, the first full PXI-based test system for ultra-fast characterization testing of radio frequency (RF) micro-electro-mechanical ...
2014-01-30 SYS-CON Media (press release) - MEMS business


thumbnailBoron enters flatland: Borophene sheets on the way
Laboratory experiments and supercomputer simulations have suggested to chemists that a cluster of 36 boron atoms can form a flat disc with a hexagonal hole in the middle. The shape fits theoretical predictions for a potential new nanomaterial dubbed ...
2014-01-31 - Nanotechnology
thumbnailResearchers build nanoscale single-ion heat engine
As the physicists explain in an article recently published in the journal Physical Review Letters ("Nanoscale Heat Engine Beyond the Carnot Limit"), the efficiency of heat engines powered by thermal heat reservoirs is determined by the second law of ...
yesterday Nanowerk - Nanotechnology
thumbnailAn electrical switch for magnetism
Yoshihiro Iwasa, Sunao Shimizu and colleagues from the Emergent Device Research Team at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science have now shown that this nanoscale magnetism in thin films of platinum can be controlled using an externally ...
2014-01-30 R & D Magazine - Nanotechnology

Featured Event

2014 Biosensors & Analytics Conference
This conference will bring together experts to discuss the medicine of the future and the key enablers of new medical products. The integration of MEMS sensors will be accelerated by recently-developed infrastructure, such as wireless connectivity, multi-functional systems on a chip, data analytics, and creative packaging.

Event Calendar

SPIE Photonics West 2014
2014-02-01 - 2014-02-06
San Francisco, CA
Collaboration & Intellectual Property (IP) Management
Online 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
SPIE Advanced Lithography 2014
2014-02-23 - 2014-02-27
San Jose, CA
IEEE SF Bay Area MEMS Chapter
Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara, CA 95051
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM. FBAR and FMOS Technology from a MEMS Perspective
MEMS Executive Congress Europe 2014
Munich, Germany
The 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems
2014-04-13 - 2014-04-16
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
2014 Biosensors & Analytics Conference
2014-04-23 - 2014-04-24
Cleveland, OH
Sensing the Future of Healthcare
MEMS Industry Group Conference
Tokyo, Japan
The Global MEMS Supply Chain
MIG M2M Forum 2014
2014-05-20 - 2014-05-21
Berkeley, CA
The MEMS Supply Chain - It Takes a Village
Design Automation Conference (DAC 2014)
2014-06-01 - 2014-06-05
San Francisco, CA
Hilton Head 2014
2014-06-08 - 2014-06-14
Hilton Head Island, SC
A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop
Sensors Expo & Conference
2014-06-24 - 2014-06-26
Rosemont, IL
MicroTAS 2014
2014-10-26 - 2014-10-30
San Antonio, TX
The 28th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
2015-01-18 - 2015-01-22
Estoril, Portugal
Transducers 2015
2015-06-21 - 2015-06-25
Anchorage, Alaska

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