Table of Contents

Solid State Technology

Year 2008
Issue 2


Small World

Small World

A snapshot of small-tech, including a MEMS milestone projection

Designers Choice

Designer’s choice

What’s new in small-tech components, including devices and materials

Small Tech Exec

More than IP: Tech transfer for micro/nano commercial success

Micro and nano tech transfer aims ultimately to result in product or process commercialization.

Rd Update


News in small-tech research and development

Under The Microscope

Find more online!

Besides the obvious bonus in this issue—inclusion of the annual Small Tech Business Directory—this issue features another one: For the first time, Small Times is supplementing its standard print features with “Web exclusive feature articles” available only online.


Hermans leads accelerated MEMS development at IMEC

There’s much more going on at the Belgian research center IMEC than the relentless pursuit of Moore’s Law and semiconductor process technology scaling.



Equipment, software, and services news for small-tech developers


Compensation Mirrors Eco

Compensation mirrors economy

While Small Times’ latest compensation survey reveals lackluster growth, small-tech salaries are still on the upswing and employers indicate growing need for a broad range of talent.

The State Of Standards N

The state of standards: Nano

The nanotechnology standards-development race is on, as participants recognize their ability to affect the nascent industry’s future.

A Slow Road To Big Impac

A slow road to big impact: small tech in medicine

Strict regulations and costly ramp up are delaying efforts to bring nano- and MEMS-based medical application to commercial reality.

Coating And Deposition K

Coating and deposition: Key for FPOE

Developers of flexible, printed, and organic electronics (FPOE) products face significant challenges in scaling to true volume production.