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InvenSense Introduces MPU-6521 Low Power 6-Axis MEMS SoC Solution
InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MotionTracking™ devices, announced the MPU-6521 MEMS SoC, which is the world's smallest, lowest profile, and lowest power 6-axis solution. The slim profile MPU-6521 is targeted for the next-generation of ...
2013-05-03 - MEMS technology
thumbnailNew device can extract human DNA with full genetic data in minutes
The tiny probes, called microtips and nanotips, were designed and built at the UW in a micro-fabrication facility where a technician can make up to 1 million tips in a year, which is key in proving that large-scale production is feasible, Chung said ...
today UW Today - MEMS technology
A tangle of talents untangles neurons - Medical Xpress
Using Brown's microfabrication facility, Lopez-Fagundo patterned their designs on silicon wafers (like those used to make computer chips) and then transferred them to silicone squares about a centimeter on a side so that the ellipses and processes were ...
today Medical Xpress - MEMS technology
thumbnailEnergy harvester that creates power from ambient vibrations finally comes to ...
Housing a piezoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) inside the casing pictured above, the unit creates energy from vibrations in the surrounding environment. Ambient vibrations cause a flap on the device (pictured below) to move back and forth ...
today ExtremeTech - MEMS technology
thumbnailTactile tablet screens could spark tangible revolution Special
Their Tactile Layer surface uses a technology known as microfluidics, where small amounts of fluid are pumped through tiny channels on a layer of the screen. Fluid pressure causes set areas of the top screen layer to raise into the hard bumps of a ...
yesterday - MEMS technology
thumbnailNanorobotics team is pioneering new medical technology (w/video) - Nanowerk
The U of A nanoFAB is an open access 10,000 sq. ft. class 10 cleanroom, providing access to a suite of micromachining and nanofabrication tools valued at over $25 million. The nanoFAB provides a unique research environment for people to work on the ...
today Nanowerk LLC - MEMS technology

MEMS business

Who's Driving the MEMS Evolution Revolution? (Part 2 of 3)
I am pleased to bring you the second part of a three part series on the MEMS Evolution Revolution, written by my colleague, and long-time MEMS industry insider, Howard Wisniowski. So far in this series, Howard has taken us with him to "visit" member ...
today ElectroIQ (blog) - MEMS business
thumbnailNIST Measurement Tool aids growing MEMS industry.
The NIST-developed test chips (Reference Materials 8096 and 8097) are quality assurance tools that enable accurate, reliable comparisons of measurements on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) devices made with different equipment and by ...
today ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release) - MEMS business
Opportunity lies for MEMS energy harvesting: Q&A with Holst Centre general ...
Digitimes recently interviewed Bert Gyselinckx, general manager of the Holst Centre in Eindhoven, to talk about using MEMS devices for energy harvesting, and how the application could fit into handheld terminals such as mobile phones. The Holst Centre ...
yesterday Digitimes - MEMS business
What is Healthcare without MEMS? « MEMSblog
That's where MEMS comes in. In general, MEMS sensors track motion within a 3D space. The figure below shows a 10-axis frame of reference, which means that by using four different MEMS devices (Accelerometer, ...
MEMS Industry Group 2013-05-03 - MEMS business


thumbnailPortable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis, other ...
Two papers appearing in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Nanotechnology describe portable devices that combine microfluidic technology with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to not only diagnose these important infections but also ...
today Nanotechnology News (press release) - Nanotechnology
thumbnailDo-it-yourself invisibility with 3-D printing
"And nanotechnology is available to make these cloaks from transparent polymers or glass. The properties of transparent polymers and glasses are not that different from what we have in our polymer at microwave frequencies." The disk-like cloak has an ...
today Nanotechnology News (press release) - Nanotechnology
Nanoscale Restructuring of Organic Semiconductor Material Nearly Doubles ...
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class ...
today - Nanotechnology
thumbnailCommercial-Scale Production of MicroGen's Nanotechnology-Based Energy ...
Farewell, expensive single-charge batteries. A new concept becomes proven reality, as MicroGen's nanotechnology-based energy harvester – researched and developed by the company at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) ...
today - Nanotechnology

Featured Event

M2M Forum 2013: Focus on How MEMS is Shaping the Future of Medical Devices
M2M Forum is a one-of-a-kind technical conference, for MIG members, with a focus on tackling critical MEMS commercialization challenges. M2M Forum is a place for neutral discussion of pre-competitive issues affecting MEMS manufacturing. M2M Forum brings together foundries, equipment vendors, research groups, large companies, start-ups, buyers, suppliers, and other stakeholders for solutions knowledge, networking and resources to support your company's imminent MEMS commercialization needs.

Event Calendar

MIG M2M Forum
2013-05-08 - 2013-05-09
Boston, MA
The annual members' meeting of MEMS Industry Group.
Nanotech Conference & Expo
2013-05-12 - 2013-05-15
Washington DC
Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Spring Symposium
NIST, Gaithersburg MD
"Microsystems Technology: Fulfilling the Promise"
11th Annual MEPTEC MEMS Technology Symposium
San Jose, CA
MEMS-enabled e-health revolution !
Workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing
2013-05-22 - 2013-05-23
Dearborn, MI
Nano and micro workshop concentrating on end users and manufacturers
MEMS Business Forum 2013
San Jose, CA
ECTC 2013 (Electronic Components and Technology Conference)
2013-05-28 - 2013-05-31
Las Vegas, NV
EIPBN (3-Beams) Conference
2013-05-28 - 2013-05-31
Nashville, TN
Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2013
2013-06-02 - 2013-06-06
Austin, Texas
Celebrating 50 Years !
International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
2013-06-02 - 2013-06-07
Seattle, Washington
Join top engineers and scientists in the RF & Microwave Field at IMS!
Sensors Expo and Conference
2013-06-05 - 2013-06-06
Rosemont, IL
Sensing Technologies Driving Tomorrow's Solutions
Transducers 2013 & Eurosensors XXVII
2013-06-16 - 2013-06-20
Barcelona, Spain
The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems
AVS 60th International Symposium & Exhibition
2013-10-27 - 2013-11-01
Long Beach, CA
MicroTAS 2013
2013-10-27 - 2013-10-31
Freiburg, Germany
The 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
MIG MEMS Executive Congress U.S.
2013-11-07 - 2013-11-08
Napa, CA
Meet your next customer at MEMS Executive Congress!
SPIE Photonics West 2014
2014-02-01 - 2014-02-06
San Francisco, CA

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