Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Silex Microsystems Receives VINNOVA Grant to Develop Magnetic MEMS Technology for Next-Generation Smartphone Applications: Award Highlights Silex’s MEMS Expertise and Advanced Met-Via® Technology Enabling Advanced Sensor Capabilities

Abstract:
Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pure-play MEMS foundry, today announced that it has been awarded a nearly 3 million Swedish Kronor research grant from VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, to develop cutting-edge ferromagnetic materials for use in MEMS devices powering next-generation smart phone applications. Demonstrating the company's proven MEMS technology development expertise and resources, Silex was one of the companies chosen out of 340 applicants for this highly regarded award.

Silex Microsystems Receives VINNOVA Grant to Develop Magnetic MEMS Technology for Next-Generation Smartphone Applications: Award Highlights Silex’s MEMS Expertise and Advanced Met-Via® Technology Enabling Advanced Sensor Capabilities

Järfälla, Sweden | Posted on April 26th, 2012

"Magnetic MEMS is a key material for future MEMS products because it enables multi-axis sensor integration," says Dr Thorbjörn Ebefors, Chief Technologist at Silex Microsystems. "Smartphone applications already include e-compass integration and multi-axis sensors are combining magnetic sensing with gyro functions to enable multiple degrees-of-freedom sensors to go to market. In addition, magnetic materials in combination with the Silex Met-Via® Through Silicon Via technology can enable a new generation of high value, high Q integrated inductors. This is a crucial development for high-quality integrated passive devices integration and ‘Functional Capping' solutions. This research brings new capabilities and materials to our customers for their next-generation product innovations."

The aim of VINNOVA's funding is to enable small and medium-sized enterprises to increase their competitiveness by investing in research and development, thus contributing to growth in Sweden. The award, under VINNOVA's R&D programs titled "Forska & Vax," was one of 63 programs granted, out of more than 340 proposals received. In total, VINNOVA grants totaled approximately 68 million Swedish Kronor for R&D programs. The magnetic MEMS technology development program is expected to begin in May 2012 and will run for 18 months at Silex. This comprehensive program includes materials selection, concept development, and prototyping runs.

####

About Silex Microsystems
As the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry, Silex Microsystems is driving the sensory system revolution by partnering with the world’s most innovative companies to commercialize MEMS technologies that are changing the world. Our unique expertise in providing cutting-edge MEMS foundry services, innovative process technologies and proven high volume production capabilities enable MEMS innovators to rapidly, cost-effectively and reliably commercialize and ramp products to high volume. At Silex, customers work closely with the industry’s most knowledgeable and creative MEMS manufacturing experts and benefit from our global ecosystem of development partners to take MEMS to market faster. www.silexmicrosystems.com

About VINNOVA

VINNOVA, the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, invests in research and strengthens Sweden’s innovative capacity for competitiveness, sustainable development and growth. VINNOVA’s efforts range from programs for R&D projects in small companies and at universities, to long-term development of strong research and innovation environments that attract R&D investment and expertise from around the world. For more information see www.vinnova.se/en .

Silex, Silex Microsystems, and Met-Via are registered trademarks of Silex Microsystems. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. Copyright Silex Microsystems, 2012.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Kelly Karr
Tanis Communications
+1 (408) 718-9350

Copyright © Silex Microsystems

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones August 17th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Engineers pioneer platinum shell formation process – and achieve first-ever observation August 11th, 2017

MEMS

First Capacitive Transducer with 13nm Gap July 27th, 2017

Bosch announces high-performance MEMS acceleration sensors for wearables June 27th, 2017

Smart multi-layered magnetic material acts as an electric switch: New study reveals characteristic of islands of magnetic metals between vacuum gaps, displaying tunnelling electric current March 1st, 2017

Engineers shrink microscope to dime-sized device February 17th, 2017

Announcements

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer: New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study August 18th, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones August 17th, 2017

Grants/Sponsored Research/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Two Scientists Receive Grants to Develop New Materials: Chad Mirkin and Monica Olvera de la Cruz recognized by Sherman Fairchild Foundation August 16th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Moving at the Speed of Light: University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays: Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics August 10th, 2017

Landscapes give latitude to 2-D material designers: Rice University, Oak Ridge scientists show growing atom-thin sheets on cones allows control of defects August 9th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project