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Finding markets for microstructures
Author(s): James W. Knutti
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Paper Abstract

This presentation looks first at the opportunity and characteristics of silicon microstructures that make it an enabling technology, followed by examples where the technology has found markets. A summary of the industry characteristics and a comparison and contrast with the traditional electronics industry follows. A profile of successful microstructure applications and future trends leads to insight on how to structure a commercially viable approach. Finally, a summary of the market drivers and requirements and the true cost of ownership provides guidance on markets where a microstructure solution makes sense.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3513, Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing IV, (2 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324272
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James W. Knutti, Exar Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3513:
Microelectronic Structures and MEMS for Optical Processing IV
M. Edward Motamedi; Hans Peter Herzig, Editor(s)

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