Burbank, CAMicrofabrica and MOSIS have launched the EFAB Access Design Competition for microdevices. Offered by MOSIS, EFAB Access is the first multi-project run service to offer Microfabrica's 3-D micromanufacturing technology. The three winning microdevice designs will be built free of charge, through the EFAB Access program.
The competition is open to all individuals who have commercial or research interest in microdevices, including businesses, university faculty, students, research labs, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and design contractors. There is no limit to the number of entries per person or organization.
Microfabrica and MOSIS will award three contest winners with prototypes of their designs. In addition, the top three contestants will receive MEMS-related prizes; a Segway i180 (first place), a Segway p133 (second place), and a ToshibaTDP-T90U DPL projector (third place).
EFAB Access gives companies, universities, research labs, and individuals the ability to design three-dimensional MEMS and microdevices and have their prototypes produced economically through MOSIS. The program supports a wide variety of 3-D applications, including sensors, actuators, RF devices and medical instruments.
Entries must be submitted by November 11, 2005, and the winners will be announced in January 2006. The submissions will be judged by a panel comprised of independent industry experts, including Al Pisano of the University of California, Berkeley and Andrei Shkel of the University of California, Irvine.
Possible RF Devices entries include:
- High-Q inductors and capacitors, tunable or fixed
- Capacitive or metal-contact switches
Possible Optical Device entries include
- Scanning mirrors
- Fiber alignment devices
- Optical module packages
Click here for further details about the competition.
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