Micro-Electronic Mechanical Systems (MEMS): How is Technology Change Creating New Opportunities in Them?
by Jeffrey Funk: Creating New Industries, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore on Jan 06, 2012
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These slides discuss how reductions in the feature sizes (i.e., scaling) of micro-electronic mechanical systems (MEMS) have and are still leading to rapid improvements in the cost and performance of ...
These slides discuss how reductions in the feature sizes (i.e., scaling) of micro-electronic mechanical systems (MEMS) have and are still leading to rapid improvements in the cost and performance of MEMS. Like the reductions in the feature sizes of transistors and metal lines on ICs, some mechanical systems benefit from reductions in feature sizes. These systems include resonators, micro-gas analyzers, ink jet printers, gyroscopes, and digital mirror devices. These systems are experiencing rapid improvements as the feature sizes are being reduced and these improvements will likely create entrepreneurial opportunities. These slides help students find technologies that benefit from reductions in scale and thus technologies that will both experience rapid improvements in cost and performance and create entrepreneurial opportunities. These slides are based on a forthcoming book entitled “Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries and they are the fifth session in a course entitled “Analyzing Hi-Tech Opportunities.”
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