May 3, 2011 -- COMSOL Inc., developer of the COMSOL Multiphysics modeling and simulation environment for scientists and engineers, announced that SB Microsystems has achieved COMSOL Certified Consultant status.
SB Microsystems provides engineering expertise in micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidic device design, simulation, prototyping, testing, and fabrication. It offers particular expertise in medical and scientific sensors and instrumentation in which micro-scale miniaturization and low power consumption are critical criteria for its clients' success.
"SB Microsystems enables us to better serve our users developing microfluidic devices as well as those researching and developing new products leveraging MEMS-based technologies in such emerging fields as implantable biological sensors, miniature analytical instruments, and sensors for point-of-care medical testing," said Bernt Nilsson, senior VP of marketing, COMSOL.
SB Microsystems provides research, development, and consulting services for clients both public and private worldwide. The company works with clients at any step within the MEMS and microfluidic device development and fabrication lifecycle. Additional services rendered include process design as well as detailed design ranging from final mask-level layout, circuit design, and CAD drawings of traditionally machined parts. SB Microsystems also maintains in-house testing facilities that can meet requirements ranging from simple acceptance testing through to complete bench-top and environmental characterization.
"Many of our projects begin with theoretical proof-of-concept and continue right on through the formalization of agreements with semiconductor foundries and vendors," says Brian Jamieson, president of SB Microsystems.
A key to SB Microsystems' attention to good engineering design is its extensive, hands-on experience with such state-of-the-art techniques and tools as the COMSOL MEMS Module, according to Jamieson. The module, which solves problems that couple structural mechanics, microfluidics, and electromagnetics, extends the core capabilities of the COMSOL Multiphysics modeling and simulation environment for the unique engineering problems encountered in the design and modeling of microscale electro-mechanical systems.
COMSOL's flagship product is COMSOL Multiphysics, a software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system. A particular strength of COMSOL Multiphysics is its ability to account for multiple physics phenomena simultaneously. Optional modules add discipline-specific tools for acoustics, batteries and fuel cells, chemical engineering, electrodeposition, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, geomechanics, heat transfer, MEMS, plasma, structural analysis, and subsurface flow.
The COMSOL MEMS Module enables SB Microsystems to address almost all simulations in the microscale domain. "As a COMSOL Certified Consultant," says Jamieson, "we are able to offer manufacturers and developers of highly miniaturized sensors and instruments certified expertise in the modeling and simulation of the coupled mechanical, thermal, and electrical phenomena inherent in MEMS and micro-fluidic devices."
COMSOL Certified Consultants produce ready-to-run models and reports as well as in-depth analyses of simulation results. The collective expertise of the COMSOL Certified Consultant group covers a breadth of applications and has resulted in the commercialization of many patented products. For further information about COMSOL Certified Consultants, visit www.comsol.com/company/consultants.
SB Microsystems helps its clients develop highly miniaturized medical and scientific sensors and systems using modern micro-fabrication technologies such as MEMS. To contact SB Microsystems for further information, visit www.sbmicrosystems.us.