MEMS is an acronym for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, or Microelectromechanical Systems. MEMS are tiny, microscopic electrical and mechanical devices built using the same types of production technologies used to build silicon micro-chips for electronics and computers, and MEMS often are implemented on, or as, micro-chips. This is a new technology with a vast range of potential uses, truly a technological revolution in the making. Some experts teach that MEMS are but a precursor to an even more revolutionary technology: nanotechnology.

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Advanced Micro and Nanosystems Lab
University of Toronto group that focuses on bio-oriented micro and nanosystems. Research areas include MEMS and NEMS sensors and actuators, biosensors, microrobotic biomanipulation, microstructure controls, and biomechanics.
Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC)
An NSF Center for the development of microsensors, microactuators, and MEMS.
Caltech Micromachining Laboratory
University fabrication laboratory and research group. Areas of research include: sensors and actuators, fabrication, microstructures. Open to industrial users.
Center for Applied Microtechnology
Provides information on the Center at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, the research, equipment, facilities and courses.
Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems
Research center concentrating on micropower circuits, wireless interfaces, biomedical and environmental sensors and subsystems, and advanced packaging. Includes facility and research information, and staff directory.
The Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
CBMS is a non-profit organization with no members, aiming to promote science and engineering in the field of chemical and biological microsystems and stimulate the exchange of ideas and information between academic, industrial, and government researchers.
Cornell Nanofabrication Facility
Provides facilities and services for fabrication of microstructures and nanostructures. Open to both academic and industrial researchers.
Research center at the University of Colorado. Topics include: RF devices, optoelectronics, and reliability.
Discovering MEMS and Microtechnology
General information about MEMS construction.
Institute for Micromanufacturing
Research and development facility at Louisiana Tech University with an emphasis on applied technology and commercial applications.
Provides a selection of news articles concerning MEMS technology.
MEMS Clearinghouse
Contains industry news, plus job and event listings. Also, hosts several mailing lists.
MEMS Exchange
A distributed fabrication environment providing access to various manufacturing technologies.
MEMS Industry Group
Industry association for the MEMS and microstructures industries
Advanced design, modelling, simulation and optimization services for microsystems and microfluidic devices. FEA and CFD analysis for a fast and reliable products development.
Microwave circuit research using technologies such as micromachining, MEMS devices and electromagnetic-bandgap (EBG) structures.
European Microsystems Network -- Nonprofit association aimed at the microsystems professional. Includes a "who's who" list, job opportunities, conferences, and user/supplier clubs.
Optical MEMS Group: University of Minnisota
Research group of Dr. Joseph Talghader. Includes information on group members, and details of various research projects
Sandia MEMS
Government research lab with a very large MEMS development effort. Includes tutorial, bibliography, image and movie galleries, and live MEMScam.
Small Times
News about MEMS, Nanotechnology and Microsystems
A general resource and information page, including a collection of information and links. Contains conference information, a journal club, and tutorials on the basics of fabrication.
MSM 2005
Eighth International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems. Anaheim, California. (May 08, 2005)
MSM 2004
Seventh International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems. Boston, MA, USA. (March 07, 2004)
2003 NanoTechnology Conference and Trade Show
Conference / trade show on nanoscience, technology and business. San Francisco, CA, USA. (February 23, 2003)
MSM 2003
Sixth International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems. Covers simulations of MEMS and other microsystems. San Francisco, CA, USA. (February 03, 2003)

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