MEMS packaging lab augments Infotonics’ design and fabrication services

February 20, 2008 — With the recent investment of $5 million in MEMS packaging capabilities, Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) is positioning itself as a full-service partner for customers seeking to create new MEMS-based devices and microsystems.

ITC is a New York State Center of Excellence in photonics and microsystems,

“By bringing this state-of-the-art packaging facility on line, ITC now offers the largest array of world-class, MEMS-related services in the industry,” said David. R. Smith, ITC’s chief executive.

“We are helping customers move rapidly from concept to commercialization in application areas that include defense, biotechnology, telecommunications, computing, imaging and printing,” Smith said.

ITC’s offerings now include microsystems design, fabrication, packaging and testing.

According to Nancy Stoffel, MEMS packaging director for ITC, the company analyzed industry trends and surveyed its customers before choosing the tools and supporting infrastructure for the new laboratory.

“The result,” Stoffel said, “is a lab with both basic and advanced technology process tools that is built for flexibility to support rapid prototyping and process development — all the way through to low-volume manufacturing.”

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