(2009), "Web sites", Assembly Automation, Vol. 29 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/aa.2009.03329dag.001
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MEMS Industry Group
The MEMS Industry Group represents a broad range of companies supporting and utilizing MEMS technology, and provides forums for exchange and collaboration.
The web site provides information to both its members and the public. The public resources index includes links on best-known practices, careers, downloads, MEMS glossary, MEMS in the machine, and MEMS links.
Also available to any visitor is the MEMS marketplace, an online portal that serves as a matchmaker and networking forum for companies in the entire MEMS supply chain, from material suppliers to OEMs.
The web site also features a blog, newsletter, member and industry news, and an events index.
University of Washington MEMS Laboratory
This is the homepage for the University of Washington's Department of Electrical Engineering, MEMS Research Laboratory. Their research tends to be very interdisciplinary, and they have collaborations in biology, chemical engineering, bioengineering, computer science, and other departments. One of the MEMS Lab's current activities includes controlled micro self-assembly. Some of their former projects have focused on self-assembly in electrostatic fields and snap fasteners for micro assembly. The site also contains videos and photos of the MEMS experiments.
MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange
The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange provides expertise in design and fabrication services to help researchers and companies identify and develop applications using MEMS and Nanotechnology.
Their comprehensive web site offers detailed information on design services, fabrication, hot embossing, and mask making processes from over 50 high-quality foundries. The site also has a link to MEMSnet (www.memsnet.org), an information service for the MEMS and Nanotechnology development communities, maintained by the MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange. MEMSnet posts MEMS-related news announcements, job and resume listings, provides a calendar of MEMS conferences and events, and maintains a list of relevant web sites.
The MEMS Center at MIT is comprised of more than 165 faculty/staff/students working in the broad area of micro/nano systems and MEMS, and supported by more than $15 million/year for research contracts.
The web site consists of detailed information on the center's four major research themes of materials, processes, and devices for MEMS; biological and chemical MEMS; actuators and power MEMS; and sensors, systems, and modeling. There are also webpages on industrial partnership, faculty profiles, and news and events.