MEMS — an acronym first used in the 1980s for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems pertains to any microscopic product or system that both has a mechanical function and which can be created via a batch process. Microscopic gears on a microchip would fall under the category of a MEMS device but a tiny machined part, while mass produced, would not. MEMS engineering is a fast growing technology. It involves miniaturized mechanical as well as electrical-mechanical structures and devices. The size of MEMS devices range from below a single micron up to several millimeters.
Approximately 50 years ago, scientists discovered that by placing a great many microscopic transistors on an individual chip, that micro-electric circuitry could be improved in terms of performance while at the same time, reduce e...Read More