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MEMS Cost Analysis

From Laboratory to Industry

by Ron Lawes

If this was just a book on MEMS technology, it would still be an excellent reference; however, it goes much further than this.

“It focuses on the real issue with MEMS, i.e., it is not just an interesting technology that can produce very small, novel and innovative devices, but it importantly and crucially focuses on costs and hence their economic manufacture. As a technology spawned from mainstream semiconductors, this should have been obvious, as this is what made semiconductors so successful, but many have only focused on the technology, which may explain the slow success of MEMS.

This excellent, well-written, clear and easy-to-understand book, packed with practical advice and examples, will help you decide if a MEMS device can be fabricated economically and profitably in high volumes. If you are already in, or are thinking of entering, the MEMS industry, then you need this book on your desk! Otherwise you might have an interesting journey but empty pockets, and end up looking for a new job at the end!

Rob Santilli, Applied Microengineering Ltd., UK
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814411066
  • Subject: General Mechanical Engineering
  • Published: June 2014
  • Pages: 306