ELECTRET BASED ENERGY H...

K. Fujii1, T. Toyonaga1,2, T. Fujita1,2, Y. G. Jiang2, K. Higuchi2 and K. Maenaka1,2 1University of Hyogo, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan 2JST ERATO Maenaka Human-Sensing Fusion Project, Himeji, Hyogo, Japan ABSTRACT In this study, an electret based energy harvester with a single silicon structure...

TEMPERATURE SENSING PRO...

Kuei-Shu Li1, Tzu-Yuan Chao1, Y. T. Cheng1, Jing-Kuang Chen2 and Yih-Sharng Chen3 1Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, USA 3Department of Cardiovascular...

A HIGH-SENSITIVE ULTRA-...

Y. Zhang, R. Howver, B. Gogoi* and N. Yazdi Evigia Systems, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA *Currently with HVVi Semiconductors, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, USA ABSTRACT This paper reports an ultra-thin MEMS capacitive pressure sensor with high pressure sensitivity of better than 150aF/Pa, and...

Apple Becomes Second La...

Apple Inc. in 2010 rose one rank to become the world’s second largest buyer of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors for consumer electronics products and cell phones, as it snapped up parts for products including the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch, new IHS iSuppli research...

Global MEMS Industry Is...

Nearly two months after the Japan quake and tsunami wreaked havoc on the world’s industrial supply chains, the global microelectromechanical system (MEMS) industry is back on its feet, emerging relatively unscathed after the potent disaster, according to new IHS iSuppli research. To...

Growth at Top 20 MEMS f...

STMicroelectronics continued to dominate the MEMS foundry business, capturing nearly a third of the total foundry market, but there was plenty of re-shuffling among the rest of the leading players in this highly fluid sector. Silex Microsystems saw robust 85% growth to some $37 million in...

PBG filters – ani...

This previous post discussed the development of photonic band gap filters by researchers at SSN College of Engineering, Tamilnadu, India.  The researchers also virtually prototyped their device using AnisE, one of the anisotropic etch simulation tools in IntelliSuite.  AnisE allowed...

Photonic Band Gap (PBG)...

Researchers at SSN College of Engineering in Tamilnadu, India recently used IntelliSuite to help with the design of a photonic band gap filter.  IntelliFab was used to optimize the fabrication process flow for the device.  In addition, IntelliSuite’s multiphysics analysis tools...