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

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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 ... continued below

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Schriner, H.; Davies, B.; Sniegowski, J.; Rodgers, M.S.; Allen, J. & Shepard, C. May 1, 1998.

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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.

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  • 2. international conference on engineering design and automation, Maui, HI (United States), 9-12 Aug 1998

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  • Other: DE98005708
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0092C
  • Report No.: CONF-980810--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672072
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc709016

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Schriner, H.; Davies, B.; Sniegowski, J.; Rodgers, M.S.; Allen, J. & Shepard, C. Sandia Agile MEMS Prototyping, Layout Tools, Education and Services Program, article, May 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc709016/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.