Leti’s M&NEMS one major step closer to the market
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 4 June 2018
MEMS are expensive to develop: Each new component requires its own fabrication processes. Leti has been working to develop generic manufacturing processes (M&NEMS) since 2010. A new partnership with a major industrial company could have M&NEMS ready for batch fabrication within three years.
As the name suggests, M&NEMS combines microelectromechanical parts and a 250 nm-diameter nanogauge. This innovative approach makes it possible to co-integrate different sensors on the same chip. It also provides a variety of differentiating features depending on the application: low noise and vibration resistance for gyrometers; linearity and ultra-miniaturization for pressure sensors; and a wide measurement range for magnetometers. The technology is protected by some 25 patents.
Read (or re-read) the 2010 article (in French): goo.gl/oJSWdi