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MIT’s maskless MEMS wafer patterning promises cheaper, higher-mix manufacturing

MIT researchers say new maskless patterning and other MEMS-targeted fab techniques, and improved CAD tools, would break through limitations on MEMS adoption.

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Photonic MEMS switch maker CALIENT names engineering head

CALIENT Technologies Inc. promoted Jitender K. Miglani to vice president of engineering, reporting to Gregory Koss, chief development officer.

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Sensor fusion enables "connected, intelligent devices," says Maxim (MXIM) exec

Combining sensors with analog technology to enable sensor fusion will create intelligent devices for automotive, consumer, and industrial markets, said Vijay Ullal at Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM).

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MEMS improve diverse range of end-market applications

The innaugural MEMS Industry Group (MIG) MEMS Executive Congress Europe, held in March in Zurich, included keynotes on automotive, healthcare, and consumer MEMS applications.

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MEMS packaging growth, trends, and special requirements

The MEMS packaging sector is growing 2x faster (~20% CAGR) by unit shipments than the larger IC packaging industry, shows Yole Développement in its report “MEMS Packaging.”

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Conference Report: MEMS Executive Congress Europe

Karen Lightman, the Managing Director of the MEMS Industry Group, blogs from the MEMS Executive Congress Europe, which was held March 20th, in Zurich, Switzerland.

 

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SEMICON West heralds 22nm, EUVL, 450mm, mobile electronics speakers

Intel, SEMATECH, and other top chip makers, suppliers, and research organizations will send speakers to SEMICON West, July 10-12 in San Francisco. The event will single out new transistor architectures, advanced lithography, 450mm wafers, and other major developments.

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Movea joins fabless semiconductor company on motion-enabled remote control designs

Movea formed a technology partnership with Nordic Semiconductor to develop motion-enabled 2.4GHz RF remote control reference designs.

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SUSS buys Tamarack for lithography, laser structuring lines

SUSS MicroTec has acquired Tamarack Scientific Co. Inc. in a share purchase of $9.34 million. Tamarack makes UV projection lithography tools and laser micro-structuring systems.

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