What Do Small Companies Need to Know about the CHIPS Act?

IBM’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. site was the backdrop a few weeks ago for one of President Biden’s speeches promoting the passage of the $52B CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) and Science Act, a rare piece of legislation for which the president won bipartisan support. During the president’s visit to the facility on October 6th, […]

State of Semiconductor Industry 2021

By Dilek Isik Akcakaya, PhD Microelectronics manufacturing is heavily dependent on the availability of semi-grade Silicon and technologies that enable precise patterning of or on the Silicon Wafers. Creating nano- and micro-scale stationary and/or moving structures allows advancements in computers, consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive (transportation), health, and defense (military) applications. For example, artificial intelligence (AI), […]

8 Tips for Choosing a MEMS Foundry Partner

By Jessica Gomez MEMS Foundry Partnership Considerations There are fundamental aspects to consider when choosing a MEMS Foundry partner. This article addresses what to consider when deciding on a MEMS Foundry partnership: 1. Production Capacity Remember that not every foundry is appropriate for both pilot production and volume production. If your foundry is processing 200-300 […]

Microelectronics Take Aim at COVID-19

Testing plays a major role in bending the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. While there are a wide (and sometimes) confusing variety of tests, we need to understand and differentiate this sea of test platforms so we can make informed decisions that promote good public health. As a MEMS foundry that helps to manufacture biosensors […]

Manufacturing Biosensors for COVID-19 Detection

COVID-19 has brought modern life to a standstill. With an approved vaccine still many months away, returning to some semblance of normalcy will depend on widespread testing to inform us who has active COVID-19 and who has the antibodies that indicate immunity. Need for Real-Time Rapid Point-of-Care COVID-19 Testing But not all tests are created […]