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We would like to thank the many exhibitors and sponsors who supported Small Tech 2001: The Microsystems Advantage. Please take a few minutes and look through the list of companies below. We know you would have found it interesting networking with them and finding out more about their businesses. If you would like additional information, please Contact us.




3rdTech operates as a foundry for new companies, creating products and businesses from university research. The NanoManipulator, originally developed at UNC-Chapel Hill, provides interactive, real-time, nano-scale visualization and manipulation.

The Management of Technology Program at Anderson School of Management is a Business School program that uses course and clinical approach where students learn from theory as well as working on real life projects in technology assessment,entrepreneurial start-up business plan writing and R&D management.

With more than 31 years of experience in the CAE industry, ANSYS, Inc. continues to develop, market, support and deliver collaborative analysis optimization software tools that enhance not only product designs, development processes and time-to-market, but also, ultimately, each customer’s bottom line.

Ardesta LLC is an industry accelerator™ dedicated to the development of the small technologies of MEMS, microsystems and nanotechnologies. The company invests in small technology start-ups and early stage companies; provides business and technical resources to support these companies; and develops industry-building resources.

ECX will feature microecm for machining burr free contoured geometries, including grooves and cavities, in bores, shafts, flats, and on OD or ID conical surfaces. Depths of 2-20 microns are typical.

Foley & Lardner specializes in providing corporate, intellectual property and finance legal services to micro- and nanotechnology innovators. In Detroit, contact Steve Hilfinger at 313.963.9577. In Washington, D.C., contact Mike Kaminski at 202.672.5490.

The Glennan Microsystems Initiative, Inc. – developing and commercializing microsystems for harsh environments through a strategic alliance of businesses, universities and government and through new venture acceleration.

HandyLab is a University of Michigan spinout company that focuses on making disposable microfluidic devices for DNA diagnostics.

Heptagon offers advanced micro-optics products to OEM suppliers. Diffractive optic elements and micro lens arrays produced in Zurich are the enabling technology for many photonics innovations.

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. is the American subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe AG, the world’s most active trade exhibition organizer and facility. Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., in cooperation with the MEMS Industry Group, is organizing the Microsystems Exchange Pavilion at the 2002 Hannover Industrial Fair in Hannover, Germany, April 15-20, 2002.

Honeywell offers numerous MEMS-based products to the marketplace including accelerometers, pressure sensors, gyros, and inertial measurement units. Honeywell has pioneered MEMS technology, have manufacturing capability, and offer a range of foundry services.

For over a decade, IntelliSense Corporation, a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated, has been the only supplier of MEMS design, development, and volume manufacturing services, as well as the market-leading CAD for MEMS(tm) software, IntelliSuite(tm). With state-of-the-art MEMS manufacturing and in-house engineering expertise, IntelliSense helps customers rapidly commercialize MEMS products.

Ion Optics, Inc. is actively working to develop the next generation of smaller, simpler, low-cost integrated infrared sensor components.

LARTA, the technology alliance for Southern California, serves as a trusted advisor for the technology industry in Southern California. LARTA distributes state grant funds, helps nurture grow young technology companies in the region and facilitates matching eligible companies with the right investors. LARTA provides a credible, intelligent voice to speak for the region.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.

MicroConnex, formerly MicroSound Systems, provides high density interconnect solutions utilizing flex circuit manufacturing, flex circuit design, laser drilling, laser micro-machining and sputtering. MicroConnex provides service to companies producing electronic, telecommunication, medical and military/aerospace products.

Micronics, Inc. develops and commercializes innovative diagnostic and analytical products utilizing the unique characteristics of fluids flowing in microfluidic channels.

nanoTITAN’s mission is to be the premier provider of software, information and services to the nanotechnology community and to assume a central role in the evolution of nanotechnology, from research and development to profitable application. nanoTITAN offers both open source and premium scientific software libraries and applications. Services include modeling and simulation, studies and analyses, and custom visualization.

Fully equipped fabrication facility with a mission 1.) To serve industry through advanced MEMS and microelectronics projects, technical support and consulting; and 2.) To prepare students through advanced research and training.

Next Generation Economy is a Central New Mexico regional alliance building the region’s economic clusters around core competencies such as the microsystems expertise at the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories.

As a Department of Energy national laboratory, Sandia works in partnership with universities and industry to enhance the security, prosperity, and well-being of the nation. Sandia provides scientific and engineering solutions to meet national needs in nuclear weapons and related defense systems, energy security, and environmental integrity, and to address emerging national challenges for both government and industry.

Sarcon’s prototype Microcantilever Infrared Sensors will make infrared cameras affordable.The company will supply OEM manufacturers of infrared cameras with high performance, low cost components – detectors – to expand existing markets and create new ones.

SC Fluids, Inc, specializes in supercritical fluid Technology. The company manufactures systems for semiconductor applications and a Supercritical CO2 Dryer for MEMs applications. The MEMs Dryer is designed to dry MEMS wafers and prevent “stiction”. The dryer uses CO2, in both the liquid and supercritical states.

Sensicore’s powerful sensor technologies have applications in a number of fields including the analysis of water and blood.

Sensirion is the technology leader for intelligent digital sensor solutions for relative humidity sensors, mass flow, air flow, gas flow and differential pressure sensors. Sensirion provides OEM/Business-to-Business customers with high quality, fully integrated sensor system solutions.

SMAC designs and markets single and multi axis servo actuators driven by linear moving coils. With variable control of force, speed (to 20cps), fine positioning (to .2um without backlash), and with linear and rotary combinations.

Spectrosolutions squeezes performance of their miniature spectrometers for industry-to-industry use. The micro-optics design and optical microsystems technology applies Swiss high-tech know-how from Zurich.

Standard MEMS, Inc. is the largest independent high-volume manufacturer of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for high technology markets. Standard MEMS gives customers complete vertical integration from design through volume production.

Using advanced manufacturing technologies, Translume is able to produce light paths for the most complex applications – many previously thought impossible.

Trion Technology is a global leader in precision plasma etch and deposition technology. Trion offers innovative equipment customized for either lab or production applications.

Waggener Edstrom Public Relations-Champions of Innovation. Waggener Edstrom partners with companies whose innovations are altering the way the world does business. They are passionate professionals offering strategic communications expertise to technology-driven clients, and they understand which opinion leaders are impacting technology discussions worldwide.

The Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. The Center is focused on the intersection of microelectronics, wireless communications and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

The Zurich Network supports U.S. companies who will create their own European success story in Switzerland. Services include evaluation of the best location in an environment rich in sensors, optics and other micro technologies

Zyvex Corporation is the first molecular nanotechnology company. Its mission is to be the industry leader in adaptable, affordable, molecularly-precise manufacturing.

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