Recent articles on Nanotech/MEMS

CALIENT raises $19M+ to bring photonic MEMS switches to cloud computing

October 25, 2011 CALIENT Technologies raised $19.4 million in venture financing to expand into data center and cloud computing markets and ramp its new portfolio of 3D MEMS photonic switching systems and modules fo...

NIST, CU microchip combines microfluidics and magnetism without power drain

October 24, 2011

Researchers from NIST and University of Colorado Boulder developed a low-power microchip combining microfluidics and magnetic switches to trap and transport magnetic beads.

Spintronics interfaces subject of new NIST and Argonne study

October 24, 2011

A highly engineered lanthanum and strontium compound material could form the basis of spintronics devices, report Argonne National Laboratory and NIST researchers.

Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems awarded Schedule 871 contract

October 21, 2011 Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems, a developer of scientific and medical sensors and systems based on MEMS and other microfabrication technologies, was awarded a 5-year Schedule 871 contract...

Imec wafer-level MEMS packaging relies on nanoporous alumina membrane

October 21, 2011

Imec engineers have simplified the thin-film wafer-level MEMS packaging process with nanopores that prevent leaks into the package and a low-temperature processing approach.

Printed non-volatile memory chip debuts

October 21, 2011

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) and PARC, a Xerox company, created a working prototype printed logic-addressable non-volatile memory (NVM) device with complementary organic circuits.

AKM stays atop silicon magnetic sensor rankings with Apple wins

October 20, 2011 Asahi Kasei Microsystems (AKM) in 2010 retained its position as the world’s largest supplier of silicon magnetic sensors, according to an IHS iSuppli Magnetic Sensors Special Report. AKM has scored...

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