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December 10th, 2009

Let's get small: NEMS poised to overtake MEMS

Abstract:
To hear leading experts on emerging chip technologies tell it, nanoelectromechanical systems, or NEMS, the smaller cousin of mainstream MEMS sensor technology, are underappreciated and could be the next big thing in semiconductor technology.

One reason, said Raj Jammy, vice president of emerging technologies at the Sematech manufacturing consortium (Austin, Texas), is that reliable MEMS technology has opened up a huge new market for various sensors in iPhones and all the other iStuff made by Apple and its rivals. But MEMS are application specific, Jammy noted during an interview at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) here this week. "NEMS gives you a suite" of potential applications.

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