Semitracks MEMS Technology 2 day course @ MASER Engineering

30 March 2012

Semitracks and MASER Engineering  are happy to announce that MEMS Technology course will be organised on June 12 and 13, 2012. The Semitracks course will be hosted by MASER Engineering.
MEMS Technology

These examples are only a few of the applications for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which have quickly become one of the fastest-growing segments in the semiconductor industry. MEMS devices, also referred to as Microsystems Technology (MSTs) or Micromachines, promise to produce smaller, cheaper, more reliable systems— yet can the technology deliver on these promises?
Semitracks’ latest two-day MEMS Technology course focuses on the design, operation, packaging, reliability, and testing of MEMS devices, with an emphasis on packaging. The large surface area to volume ratio in MEMS devices creates unique challenges— for example, surface effects such as electrostatics and liquid wetting dominate volume effects such as inertia or thermal mass. Yet in spite of these poorly understood properties, MEMS retain the potential to revolutionize the electronics market.

What Will I Learn By Taking This Class?
The goal of the course is to give you a two-day overview of MEMS technologies by covering design, manufacturing, packaging, reliability, simulation, and testing. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of challenges and opportunities associated with bringing MEMS and MST’s to market through the course's focus on three key topics:

1. Device Design Processing . The course will review basic wafer processing steps for various MEMS devices including deep reactive ion etching (DRIE), wet etching, patterning, chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), and more.
2. MEMS Packaging. You'll learn packaging concepts for MEMS devices while reviewing assembly and packaging procedures such as structural release, cleaning, encapsulation,and testing. The seminar will also cover various challenges associated with packaging and testing MEMS.
3. MEMS Reliability. The course will review MEMS reliability issues and associated analysis/simulation techniques. MEMS reliability requires a broad understanding of physics and mechanics in order to handle the challenges during research, development, and productization.

To register please follow this link