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EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices, and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world.
For more information, go to: www.evgroup.org.
As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.
We offer a broad portfolio of market-leading thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning solutions for front-end wafer processing and advanced packaging applications. Lam’s proven capabilities also provide manufacturing solutions for MEMS, power device, and LED applications, allowing customers to ramp quickly and cost-effectively into high-volume production. Our comprehensive customer support offerings deliver value throughout the equipment lifecycle, from system installation, production ramp, and new technology upgrades through end-of-life asset management. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology.
With corporate headquarters in Fremont, California, Lam Research maintains a network of facilities throughout Asia, Europe, and North America to meet the dynamic needs of our global customer base.
For more information, go to: www.lamresearch.com.
SPTS Technologies designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal capital equipment and process technologies for the global semiconductor and micro-device industries, with focus on the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF device and power management markets.
The solutions offered by SPTS include market-leading silicon etch, dielectric etch, dry-release etch, PVD, PECVD, APCVD and large batch vertical furnaces, available with a range of wafer-handling options applicable to R&D, pilot production, or volume production. Comprehensive service and spare parts support are offered through a worldwide network of service centres and qualified local agents.
For more information, go to: www.spts.com.
Analog Devices offers a comprehensive portfolio of high performance MEMS inertial sensors and microphones including a range of discrete components and plug-in ready solutions. Every ADI MEMS accelerometer, gyroscope, inertial measurement unit (IMU), and analog or digital output microphone integrates industry-leading sensor and sensor signal conditioning technology on chip, enabling the latest innovations in industrial, medical, automotive and consumer design.
For more information, go to: www.analog.com.
Freescale is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Expanding on its more than 30-year heritage of sensor innovation, Freescale has an extensive portfolio of acceleration, magnetic, pressure and touch sensors. Freescale’s Xtrinsic sensing solutions are designed with the right combination of high-performance sensing capability, processing capacity and customizable software to help deliver smart, differentiated sensing applications.
Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.
For more information, go to: www.freescale.com.
IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies through a full lifecycle approach including pre-standards technology exploration, standards development, and market implementation.
Our standards drive the functionality, capabilities, and interoperability of a variety of products and services that transform the way people live, work, and communicate.
With collaborative thought leaders in more than 160 countries, and over 900 active standards, we promote innovation, enable the creation and expansion of international markets and help protect health and public safety.
To learn more, visit standards/ieee.org
Applied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, our mission is to help turn next generation technology into profitable new market opportunities for our customers. With over 40 years’ experience, we are the global leader in creating high-volume nanomanufacturing technology and equipment. In that time, we’ve helped high-tech manufacturers improve factory efficiency and end-product performance, effectively creating and taking advantage of market growth opportunities. We are the company behind the scenes of some of the industries that have helped changed the world as we know it.
For more information, go to: www.appliedmaterials.com.
X-FAB MEMS Foundry offers unsurpassed experience, expertise and execution with its high-volume MEMS manufacturing service. The first pure-play MEMS foundry, X-FAB draws on more than 15 years MEMS manufacturing. Operating from five fabs for MEMS and CMOS processes and an ecosystem of manufacturing and design partners, X-FAB is the proven choice for process development and installation, process capability, design support and long-term manufacturing stability. As well as customer specific process installation, X-FAB offers a range of qualified, open-platform processes and designs for key MEMS device types, enabling customers to have the fastest time to market in the foundry industry.
For more information, go to: www.xfab.com.
Akustica is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group and a top supplier of silicon microphone products that are improving voice-input quality in a host of voice-enabled applications, from mobile handsets, tablets, and headsets to internet telephony on notebooks and PC camera modules. The company offers worldwide customer support services, from design-in services to post-production quality assurance. Akustica is a global organization with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA, regional offices in Taiwan and Shanghai, and a worldwide team of distributors.
For more information, go to: www.akustica.com.
Bosch Automotive Electronics (BAE)
Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE) – headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany – is the largest manufacturer of micromechanical sensors and one of the largest automotive semiconductor manufacturers in Europe. AE is the undisputed market leader for automotive MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors. We design, manufacture, and sell sensors, ASICs, ASSPs, and power semiconductors, based on experience in automotive electronics components of more than 40 years. With sales and application forces located in Europe, North America, Japan, China, and South Korea, AE offers worldwide customer support. In addition to the Bosch Group itself, our customer base includes many well-known ECU makers in the Automotive sector.
For more information, go to: www.bosch-sensors.com.
Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, dedicated to the consumer electronics world offering a complete portfolio of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions that enable mobile devices to feel and sense the world around them. Bosch Sensortec develops and markets a wide portfolio of MEMS sensors and solutions for smart phones, tablets, wearable devices and IoTS (Internet of Things & Services) applications.
The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis as well as environmental sensors and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005 Bosch Sensortec emerged as the technology leader in the addressed markets. The Bosch Group has been the global market leader for MEMS sensors since 1998 and has to date sold more than 4 billion MEMS sensors.
For more information, go to : www.boschsensortec.com
Tronics is an international full-service MEMS manufacturer with wafer fabs in Europe and the USA, and representation in Asia, Tronics provides local support to customers on three continents, and offers one of the broadest technology portfolios in the industry. Tronics services range from MEMS design to high volume MEMS manufacturing.
For more information, go to: www.tronicsgroup.com
PNI Sensor Corporation develops the world’s highest-performance software and hardware solutions for extracting user context, activity and location awareness from the mass-produced sensors found in smartphones, wearables and other consumer products. The company’s software IP is the direct result of leveraging 30 years of geomagnetic sensing,motion measurement and sensor fusion experience. Its sensor-fusion IP features best-of-breed algorithms available via software and hardware delivery mechanisms, including SENtral, a tiny, ultra-low power motion co-processor. With embedded sensor fusion and motion algorithms, SENtral frees designers from integration worries, giving them access to key algorithms, providing flexibility to integrate any manufacturer’s sensors while conserving precious power.
For more information, go to: www.pnicorp.com
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We were founded in 2003, currently have 34,800+ subscribers worldwide and attract top-level executives, engineers and researchers who are active participants in the MEMS community. For inquiries, please email us at email@example.com.
QuickLogic Corporation is the inventor and pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics OEMs and ODMs. These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market.
For more information, go to: www.quicklogic.com.
Coventor, Inc. is the market leader in automated design solutions for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and virtual fabrication of MEMS and semiconductor devices. Coventor serves a worldwide customer base of integrated device manufacturers, fabless design houses, independent foundries, and R&D organizations that develop MEMS-based products for automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, and consumer electronics applications, including smart phones, tablets, and gaming systems. Coventor’s software tools and expertise enable its customers to simulate and optimize MEMS device designs and fabrication processes before committing to time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles.
For more informatio, go to: www.coventor.com.
Okmetic supplies advanced silicon wafers for sensor and semiconductor applications and sells its technological expertise. Okmetic is the global market leader in demanding MEMS-based sensor wafers, with 30 years’ experience in MEMS business. The company provides a wide range of 100-200mm silicon wafers for surface and bulk micromachining, encapsulation and MEMS-IC-integration designs including double-side polished (DSP), single-side polished (SSP), epitaxial, and bonded silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers.
Okmetic’s products are based on high-tech expertise generating added value for customers, innovative product development and an extremely efficient production process. Okmetic is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO/TS 16949 certified.
For more information, go to: www.okmetic.com.
SITRI was established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai government to focus on the development and commercialization of ‘More than Moore’ technology. SITRI is an open innovation platform that encompasses an 8″ micro-fabrication line, state-of-the-art R&D facilities, product design and integration services, technology analysis and research, supply-chain partners and Industry Associations, as well as dedicated investment funds. Leveraging China’s mature semiconductor industry, fast-growing domestic markets, and increasingly large talent pool, SITRI offers a world-class R&D Center that works with global partners to fuel the innovations that will bring about the Internet of Things revolution.
For more information, go to: www.sitrigroup.com
SunEdison, formerly MEMC Electronic Materials, is a global leader in silicon wafer manufacturing. The company has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for more than 50 years. With manufacturing, service and support around the world, SunEdison enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices across all market segments, including MEMS. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.”
For more information, go to: www.sunedisonsilicon.com
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multi-technological contract research organization. VTT offers access to the cross-disciplinary expertise of 2,500 professionals, unique research infrastructure, and easy transfer from development to production. Our contract manufacturing service supports customers from pilot line production to higher volumes in wide range of applications.
VTT is a partner to build up customized solutions in MEMS. Arrowheads in MEMS offering includes tuneable optical pass band filters enabling spectrometer applications from UV to infrared radiation, piezoelectric actuation platform enabling use of piezoelectric materials in various MEMS applications, intrinsically temperature stable Si resonators, cMUT/pMUT technology, and modelling/simulations of MEMS.
For more information, go to: www.vtt.fi
Located in San Jose, California, Micrel has to date completed foundry work for several customers and has completed successful MEMS prototypes of accelerometer, microphone, pressure sensor, inkjet, microprobe, and BioMEMS devices. In 2011, Micrel installed additional MEMS Foundry manufacturing capabilities, including DRIE, low-stress Nitride, thin-wafer, front to back alignment, etc. In 2014 Micrel will install a state of the art EVG Gemini wafer bonder, along with HF release capabilities. Micrel has qualified TSV capabilities and equipping itself for emerging MEMS technologies in order to meet future customer needs.
In addition to serving small-batch, flexible-production customers, Micrel has a proven track record in running high-volume, up to 300 wafers per day of MEMS. With the MEMS capital investments made in 2011 and this year, Micrel now has open capacity of 200 MEMS wafers per day or in excess of 50,000 starts per year. Total wafer capacity in the San Jose fab is 30,000 per month.
For more information, go to: www.micrel.com
Founded in 2003, Rogue Valley Microdevices (RVM) is the first company to establish a microelectronics manufacturing facility in beautiful Southern Oregon. Headquartered in Medford Oregon, they have quickly become established as one of the premier MEMS Companies in the United States. Their MEMS foundry & manufacturing facility contains processing equipment capable of volume manufacturing yet flexible enough to accommodate wafer sizes from 50.8mm to 300mm. They offer full Device Fabrication and Design services along with a variety of individual processes to support our growing network of satisfied customers.
RVM’s MEMS Foundry Capabilities include Metal Lift off, Front to Back Alignment, Wet and Dry Etch, Low Stress LPCVD Nitride, LPCVD Undoped Polysilicon, PECVD Oxide, PECVD Carbon Doped Oxide, PECVD Nitride, Wet and Dry Thermal Oxidation, N2/H2 Annealing, Photoresist Spray Coating, and a variety of PVD and Electroplated Metal Films.
Fore more information, go to: www.roguevalleymicro.com
Sustainable Valley Technology Group (SVTG) is an independent, non-profit business accelerator located in Medford, Oregon. Founded in July 2010, Sustainable Valley supports the growth of innovative, start-up companies that will help the world adapt to a more sustainable way of life. This tech accelerator is virtual and open to all industries and regions. SVTG is one of a very few accelerators in the world specializing in the commercialization of early stage advanced technologies like semiconductors, MEMS, biotech, nanotech, cleantech, ag tech, artisan food producers and innovators in farm tech. They offer a very unique iGrant that connects mentor companies with valuable facilities to start-ups for the commercialization of their technology. With a robust and growing community of professional business mentors and investors on their Board of Mentors and unique “seed tank” investment model, they provide targeted mentoring and seed money. They offer expert consultation, education and commercialization plan assistance to companies pursuing government grants like SBIR/STTR. Sustainable Valley delivers sophisticated programs and creates targeted impact for existing and emerging small businesses employing innovation.
For more information, go to: sustainablevalley.technology
MCA Public Relations, now in its third decade as a high-tech marketing communications leader, serves all areas of the technology ecosystem on both sides of the B2B and B2C fence. MCA focuses on serving the global semiconductor, flat-panel display, MEMs, embedded electronics, solid state lighting and alternative energy industries. MCA tailors each client program to blend the best of traditional PR and new media strategies to ensure a measurable impact on its clients’ business. With a client base that ranges from innovative startups to established industry leaders, MCA offers a full spectrum of communications programs marked by solid strategy and relentless execution. More information can be found at www.mcapr.com.
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for MEMS and NEMS. BSAC was founded in 1986 to conduct commercially relevant interdisciplinary engineering research on micro and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, processes, and systems. Our membership based organization of 150+ graduate student and postdoctoral researchers inspired by two dozen faculty from 8 departments and 3 campuses of the University of California, report regularly on over 100 projects, on a prepublication basis, to our 30+ member companies. BSAC welcomes inquiries from technology-leveraged companies and top students seeking advanced degrees in our specialties.
For more information, go to: http://bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/
IHS is a global information company with world-class experts in the pivotal areas shaping today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. We employ more than 8,000 people in more than 31 countries around the world.
For more information, go to: https://www.mems-exchange.org/
SEMI is the global industry association serving the nano- and microelectronics manufacturing supply chains. Our 1,900 member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Grenoble, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.
For more information, go to: www.semico.com
Solid State Technology is the leader in covering MEMS, semiconductor, packaging, displays and LEDs manufacturing technology, materials, products and news. For over 50 years, we have delivered the highest caliber content through our free magazine, and we also offer free e-Newsletters, a comprehensive website and an annual conference, The ConFab. In Solid State Technology Magazine, our MEMS direct e-Newsletter and the MEMS channel on our website (www.solid-state.com/mems), we focus on MEMS manufacturing and packaging challenges and new integration strategies.
Fore more information, go to: www.solid-state.com/mems
Beginning in 1998 with Yole Développement, we have expanded to a group of companies providing market research, technology analysis, strategy consulting, media, and financial services. Yole Développement group has grown to more than 50 associates worldwide covering emerging and disruptive silicon and micro manufacturing markets including MEMS, medical technologies (including Microfluidics and BioMEMS), advanced packaging, compound semiconductors, power electronics, LEDs, and photovoltaics. The group supports companies, investors and R&D organizations worldwide in understanding markets and following technology trends to grow their businesses.
For more information, go to: www.yole.fr