National MEMS Technology Roadmap published
VTT and Aalto University have developed, in close co-operation with representatives from the Finnish MEMS industry, a national MEMS technology roadmap. The working group proposes three focus areas for the near future national research and development: 1) Next Generation 3D Integration of MEMS based Systems, 2) Functional Materials in MEMS based Systems, and 3) MEMS based Biomedical sensor/actuator systems.
The primary objective of the roadmap is to define focus areas of research and
development activities in various institutes and commercial organizations. The
work contributes to the efforts of maintaining the competitiveness and knowhow
of the emerging Finnish MEMS cluster at the highest level. This work is also
expected to strengthen the co-operation between the organizations in the
national MEMS cluster and to generate new long-term growth opportunities for
The roadmap will be updated at regular time intervals. As a starting point in the autumn of 2010, Aalto University and VTT carried out in collaboration with Culminatum a questionnaire survey, which examined the views and opinions of people closely involved with the field in a commercial or academic setting. The final form of the roadmap was formulated in five workshops that were held during the spring of 2011.
The survey revealed four primary R & D activity areas: new applications, new materials, processing techniques, and packaging and integration.
Based on the survey and the expert meetings, the roadmap working group came to propose three focus areas for the near future national research and development: Next Generation 3D Integration of MEMS based Systems, Functional Materials in MEMS based Systems, and MEMS based Biomedical sensor/actuator systems.
The roadmap was published in Eemeli workshop organized by VTT on Tuesday 14th June 2011.
Questionnaire results 2010
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