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Integrated MNT platforms and services - service action

Objective

The overall aim of this Service Action Integrated Project is to provide access services and prototyping platforms with a route to manufacture for highly integrated microsystems, combining smart silicon functionality with polymer in a multi-domain environment. This will be achieved by extending the Europractice manufacturing Cluster INTEGRAM, which focused on Silicon sensors and electronics, to multi-technologies (Silicon, polymers) and multi-domains (fluidic, optical, mechanical, electrical, biological).

The consortium will also pull through and exploit for customers Design for Manufacturing principles being developed in the FP6 Network of Excellence PATENT-DfMM. This new multi-polar centre, INTEGRAMplus, will be a unique combination of competences across Europe linked with a network of supply chain partners and aims to provide European industry with a world-leading facility to stimulate take-up and accelerate time-to-market of smart mixed-technology components and solutions.

The goal is to achieve a high degree of flexibility to address the need for increased complexity in microsystems without sacrificing the requirement for stable manufacturable processes. This will be achieved by focusing on standard processes and interfaces with design rules but offering additional functionality through incorporation of non-standard materials and linking multiple technologies. The focus will be on integrating Silicon-based MEMS components, which provide smart functionality, with polymer backplanes and platforms which provide additional functions, packaging and interfacing to the macro-world.

The combination of the complementary capabilities of the partners and the ability to design, prototype and manufacture via a distributed network will demonstrate a new flexible manufacturing methodology for mixed-technology systems. INTEGRAMplus will aim to overcome these barriers and stimulate take-up of smart microsystems by SMEs in emerging markets for the information/ageing society.

Coordinator

QINETIQ LIMITED
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
COVENTOR SARL
France
Address
3 Avenue Du Quebec, Zi De Courtaboeuf
91140 Villebon Sur Yvette
EPIGEM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Park Lane (Scb) 2
LS3 1ES Leeds
INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 18-20
55129 Mainz
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE DEZVOLTARE PENTRU MICROTEHNOLOGIE
Romania
Address
Erou Iancu Nicolae Street 32B
72225 Bucharest
INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ
Poland
Address
Al. Lotnikow 32/46
Warszawa
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
SILEX MICROSYSTEMS AB
Sweden
Address
Bruttovaegen 1
17526 Jarfalla
YOLE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
Rue Sainte Genevieve 45
69006 Lyon 06