Impact and Customers:
- The MEMS industry currently generates revenues of about $45B/year, dominated by two non-contact devices: inkjet printer heads and ccelerometers. An increasingly large share is arising from micro-mirror devices, which are contact devices.
- Commercial exploitation of MEMS and ultimately NEMS technology to a plethora of contacting sensor and actuator devices depends critically on the ability to make accurate reliability predictions.
- MML standard test specimens and methods will enable device developers to measure mechanical properties needed for device design and reliability prediction, resulting in devices with longer lifetimes that can function under a broad range of operating conditions.