The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation, and the largest engineering school in the state of California. The Jacobs School includes 200 faculty and 8,200 students and awards degrees through its six academic departments: Bioengineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, NanoEngineering, and Structural Engineering. The Jacobs School is a premier research school set apart by its entrepreneurial culture and multi-disciplinary approach. Located at the hub of San Diego’s thriving information technology, biotechnology, defense, clean technology, digital health and nanotechnology sectors, the Jacobs School collaborates with corporate partners in research, education and innovation.
ROHM Semiconductor Founded in 1958, ROHM (CEO Satoshi Sawamura) offers system solutions for a broad range of markets, including consumer devices, mobile phones and telecommunications, and automotive equipment. ROHM provides LSI and discrete semiconductors characterized by outstanding quality and reliability via its global development and sales network. Headquartered in Kyoto, the company had consolidated net sales for March 2013 of 292.4 billion yen and currently employs 20,203.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST, the world’s top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and mobile applications, is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) was formed in 2000, specifically to produce MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) devices. IMT is ISO 9001 certified, offering complete turn-key foundry services from design through high-volume production. IMT’s 130,000 sq ft facility contains a 30,000 sq ft Class 100 clean room/fab, which is fully automated and built for volume production. IMT has 40+ customers in diverse applications, including RF and DC switching, drug discovery/delivery, biomedical implants and cell purifiers, microfluidics, inertial navigation, WSS for optical telecommunications, night vision, IR emitters, and various sensors. In addition to comprehensive front-end wafer processing, key capabilities include sub-micron photolithography, hermetic wafer-level packaging, isolated metal-filled through-wafer vias, wafer thinning/CMP, and extensive non-CMOS materials flexibility, as well as unmatched metrology, FA, and testing. Innovative Micro Technology – We Make Your MEMS Work.
Micrel has to date completed foundry work for several customers and has completed successful MEMS prototypes of accelerometer, microphone, pressure sensor, inkjet, microprobe, and BioMEMS devices. In 2011, Micrel installed additional MEMS Foundry manufacturing capabilities, including DRIE, low-stress Nitride, thin-wafer, front to back alignment, etc. In 2014 Micrel will install a state of the art EVG Gemini wafer bonder, along with HF release capabilities. Micrel has qualified TSV capabilities and equipping itself for emerging MEMS technologies in order to meet future customer needs.
In addition to serving small-batch, flexible-production customers, Micrel has a proven track record in running high-volume, up to 300 wafers per day of MEMS. With the MEMS capital investments made in 2011 and this year, Micrel now has open capacity of 200 MEMS wafers per day or in excess of 50,000 starts per year. Total wafer capacity in the San Jose fab is 30,000 per month.
nanoLambda is commercializing a paradigm shifting noninvasive sensing platform, nano spectrometer-on-a-chip (5mm x 5mm x 5mm). Thanks to its ultra compact size and low cost, the sensor can be applied to variety of IoT applications such as mobile health , environment monitoring, food quality and lighting/color applications. While it is compact and low cost, it is still nano accurate. The wavelength range and resolution of the sensor can be easily adjusted within the same platform, which provides superior design flexibility to meet various requirements of different applications.
Thin Film Electronics ASA is a leader in the development and commercialization of printed electronics and the only public company (Ticker: THIN.OL) focused exclusively on this domain. The first to commercialize printed rewritable memory, Thinfilm leverages roll-to-roll processing to create printed system products that include memory, sensing, display and wireless communication at a cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm’s roadmap of system products integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to extend the boundaries of the Internet of Things by bringing intelligence to consumable and disposable goods. The company is based in Oslo, Norway and maintains major R&D centers in Linköping, Sweden and Silicon Valley (San Jose, California, USA).
Tohoku-MicroTec Co., Ltd. (T-Micro) is the brand-new 3D-IC/Si-Interposer/MEMS Foundry Service. Our facility in Japan, named “GINTI”, equips a new and complete 3D-IC/Si-Interposer/MEMS line of 200/300 mm wafer. Using the base technology originally developed at Tohoku University in Japan, we now offer worldwide customers a variety of 3D-IC stacking technology from chip level processing to 12 inch wafer level processing with TSV (through silicon via) by use of current commercial/customized 2D chips, Large and thick Si-Interposer processing, TSV/Micro-bump TEG processing, and Creation of a 2.5/3D IC process workflow and methodology.
Our cost‐competitive process infrastructure, using a complete line of state‐of‐the‐art equipment, provides worldwide customers with a cost‐effective and short‐term TAT prototyping service for fundamental 3D‐IC R&D, Technology evaluation, “proof of concept” projects, and a base‐line process development for 3D-IC/Si interposer/MEMS devices.
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Ilika Technologies invents, tests and selects materials in the laboratory that can be selected for scale-up and everyday commercial use. Ilika’s unique process is far quicker and more efficient than traditional materials discovery processes. Ilika uses rapid, high throughput, or combinatorial, techniques which involve the rapid synthesis of a large number of different structurally related materials in a few automated steps.
Ilika focuses on two sectors:
· Energy, where Ilika assesses materials for their greater capacity for energy storage and conversion · efficiency, for example: all solid state or thin-film-based batteries, fuel cell electro catalysts.
· Electronics, where materials created by Ilika rapidly improve the performance and efficiency of a range
· of electronic components, such as digital memory devices and sensors.
Ilika’s proposition is all about speed and efficiency: speed of materials discovery, enabling rapid commercialization and efficient production. Ilika is involved in the development of materials for large, global markets addressing clear society needs.
Lam Research As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the worldwide semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.
Lam offers a broad portfolio of market-leading thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning solutions for semiconductor, MEMS, power device, and packaging applications. Our comprehensive customer support offerings deliver value throughout the equipment lifecycle, from system installation, production ramp, and new technology upgrades through end-of-life asset management. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology.
With corporate headquarters in Fremont, California, Lam Research maintains a network of facilities throughout Asia, Europe, and North America to meet the dynamic needs of our global customer base.
Tousimis is a globally recognized manufacturer of highly reliable CPD systems based in the Washington, DC metro area with global sales and service support. Over four decades of experience perfecting our technique with ground breaking design and patented firsts have created our present day technological edge. Our process delicately preserves micro & Nano 3-D structure with reproducibility. This broad spectrum capability enables success in the following applications: MEMS / Bio-MEMS / AeRoGEL / ·Nano Particle / Carbon Nanotubes / Graphene / MOF and WHATEVER others you can imagine. We are honored to be a member of the Sensor community and proud to be a Conference Sponsor.
Tystar is a Semiconductor, MEMS and Nano Device equipment supplier, offering a full range of diffusion, oxidation and LPCVD furnace systems and related equipment. Tystar provides full equipment, process and application support. Our products are accepted throughout the industry for their small foot print, high quality, reliability, efficiency and value. Applications include Integrated Circuits, MEMS, CNT and Graphene, Nano-Devices, Power Semiconductor Devices, Opto-Electronics, Solar Cells and more. Additionally, Tystar has earned the reputation of offering outstanding customer service and support. Tystar’s main headquarters are in our new building in Garden Grove, California.