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Title: Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program

Abstract

Research and development in the design and manufacture of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) is growing at an enormous rate. Advances in MEMS design tools and fabrication processes at Sandia National Laboratories` Microelectronics Development Laboratory (MDL) have broadened the scope of MEMS applications that can be designed and manufactured for both military and commercial use. As improvements in micromachining fabrication technologies continue to be made, MEMS designs can become more complex, thus opening the door to an even broader set of MEMS applications. In an effort to further research and development in MEMS design, fabrication, and application, Sandia National Laboratories has launched the Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program or SAMPLES program. The SAMPLES program offers potential partners interested in MEMS the opportunity to prototype an idea and produce hardware that can be used to sell a concept. The SAMPLES program provides education and training on Sandia`s design tools, analysis tools and fabrication process. New designers can participate in the SAMPLES program and design MEMS devices using Sandia`s design and analysis tools. As part of the SAMPLES program, participants` designs are fabricated using Sandia`s 4 level polycrystalline silicon surface micromachine technology fabrication process known as SUMMiT (Sandia Ultra-planar,more » Multi-level MEMS Technology). Furthermore, SAMPLES participants can also opt to obtain state of the art, post-fabrication services provided at Sandia such as release, packaging, reliability characterization, and failure analysis. This paper discusses the components of the SAMPLES program.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Financial Management and Controller, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672072
Report Number(s):
SAND-98-0092C; CONF-980810-
ON: DE98005708; BR: YN0100000; TRN: AHC2DT07%%231
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. international conference on engineering design and automation, Maui, HI (United States), 9-12 Aug 1998; Other Information: PBD: May 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MICROELECTRONICS; ENGINES; MANUFACTURING; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; EDUCATION; TRAINING; MACHINING; MINIATURIZATION

Citation Formats

Schriner, H., Davies, B., Sniegowski, J., Rodgers, M.S., Allen, J., and Shepard, C. Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Schriner, H., Davies, B., Sniegowski, J., Rodgers, M.S., Allen, J., & Shepard, C. Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program. United States.
Schriner, H., Davies, B., Sniegowski, J., Rodgers, M.S., Allen, J., and Shepard, C. Fri . "Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/672072.
@article{osti_672072,
title = {Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program},
author = {Schriner, H. and Davies, B. and Sniegowski, J. and Rodgers, M.S. and Allen, J. and Shepard, C.},
abstractNote = {Research and development in the design and manufacture of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) is growing at an enormous rate. Advances in MEMS design tools and fabrication processes at Sandia National Laboratories` Microelectronics Development Laboratory (MDL) have broadened the scope of MEMS applications that can be designed and manufactured for both military and commercial use. As improvements in micromachining fabrication technologies continue to be made, MEMS designs can become more complex, thus opening the door to an even broader set of MEMS applications. In an effort to further research and development in MEMS design, fabrication, and application, Sandia National Laboratories has launched the Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program or SAMPLES program. The SAMPLES program offers potential partners interested in MEMS the opportunity to prototype an idea and produce hardware that can be used to sell a concept. The SAMPLES program provides education and training on Sandia`s design tools, analysis tools and fabrication process. New designers can participate in the SAMPLES program and design MEMS devices using Sandia`s design and analysis tools. As part of the SAMPLES program, participants` designs are fabricated using Sandia`s 4 level polycrystalline silicon surface micromachine technology fabrication process known as SUMMiT (Sandia Ultra-planar, Multi-level MEMS Technology). Furthermore, SAMPLES participants can also opt to obtain state of the art, post-fabrication services provided at Sandia such as release, packaging, reliability characterization, and failure analysis. This paper discusses the components of the SAMPLES program.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {5}
}

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