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
This category lists MEMS producers, suppliers, consultants, fabs, etc that have a scientific or research oriented focus. OEM and production-level suppliers should submit their listing to an appropriate category under the /Business hierarchy.