Syndiant, maker of high-resolution microdisplays for pico projectors, is expanding its global reach to include offices in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.
Silicon Biosystems formed a U.S. subsidiary operation, Silicon Biosystems, Inc., to be headquartered in San Diego, CA. The newly formed business will focus on commercial operations and the development of the North American research and clinical diagnostics markets for the company’s DEPArray technology platform.
PCB Piezotronics expanded their sensor product line to include several MEMS devices using silicon-based technology. Development and production of these sensors used a Plasma-Therm VERSALINE DSE system for several critical deep silicon etching fabrication steps.
The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (MICC; Bromont, QC, Canada) will receive a $14.1 million grant as part of the Canadian government's Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program. The grant will be used for 200mm MEMS and WLP research.
CNTs are attractive building blocks for next-generation NEMS devices, including high-performance sensors, logic devices, and memory elements. Researchers at Northwestern University, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and Binghamton University have found a way to dramatically improve the reliability of CNT-based NEMS.
Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC) has signed a consulting agreement with Bridger Photonics to quantitatively assess a new MEMS membrane deformable mirror design using Boston Micromachines' facilities.
Brewer Science opened new offices in Tokyo and Seoul. The company also operates offices in Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The expanded Asian presence will serve the semiconductor, MEMS, and LED industries.
SiTime Corporation, MEMS-based silicon timing product maker, introduced the SiT1052, a MEMS resonator for real-time clock and time-keeping applications. The all-silicon SiT1052 can be integrated inside a plastic package.
Marlow Industries, thermoelectrics manufacturer, recently expanded manufacturing operations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to expand capacity and provide low-cost, high-quality products to address the increasing needs of the market.
WaferGen Biosystems Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS) has been awarded a $244,500 grant under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project program established under Section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code.
InvenSense released its MPU-6000 product family. The MPU-6000 MEMS motion sensing technology integrates a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer on the same silicon die together with an onboard Digital Motion Processor (DMP) capable of processing complex 9-axis sensor fusion algorithms.
Kionix Inc. announced a portfolio of MEMS inertial sensors featuring 3 new accelerometers that set company benchmarks for low power, performance over temperature, and user programmability. Kionix also released its first two gyros for mass-market consumer applications.
The Microelectronics Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin increased its facility capabilities by installing a Plasma-Therm VERSALINE DSE system. The addition of leading deep silicon etch technology enables process advances in MRC’s micro, nano and opto-electronics research.
GigOptix (GGOX) named Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) as its optical chip fabrication partner. GGOX is now in the process of transferring production of its Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS) optical modulator chips to IMT in expectation of volume production ramping in 2011.
The new VTI consumer gyro, which will be introduced at the Electronica 2010 fair in Munich, is superior in terms of size, power consumption and performance compared to products on the market today, according to VTI.
Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE: WLF.L) launched its next-generation digital silicon micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) microphones, the WM7210 and the WM7220. The digital MEMS are manufactured with Wolfson’s CMOS/MEMS membrane technology.
Imec Taiwan signed the co-funding contract with the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) for its R&D activity Imec Taiwan Innovation Centre (ITIC). The new R&D centre will focus on a variety of innovative applications in bioelectronics, MEMS and "green" electronics.