The InvenSense NF-Shuttle offering is a silicon CMOS-MEMS platform where mask costs are split between multiple users—they can purchase ‘seats’ on the same mask. The new Nasiri fabrication platform is designed to broaden the MEMS developer community by offering the fabrication process for use by all MEMS developers on a limited licensing basis. This approach reduces production costs for participants to a fraction of the total, while providing an opportunity to verify advanced designs and prototypes in silicon.
The initial shuttle test run which took place in January was offered to selected participants from University of California Berkeley with U.C Davis, Stanford University, and a few other institutions. Due to the excellent turn-around time, cost and results, the aforementioned institutions have secured space on InvenSense's next two shuttles. InvenSense's second shuttle is scheduled for May 30th, with an increased number of selected participants. The company is opening a third shuttle to a broader audience and is taking orders now. The third shuttle is slated for takeoff on December 5, 2012.
To learn more about participating in InvenSense's NF-Shuttle Program, contact InvenSense