BSAC Technology Seminar: Guidelines for Successfully Transferring MEMS Process Flows from University Labs to Commercial Foundries

BSAC Technology Seminar Committee

Jonathan Candelaria
Dalene Schwartz Corey
March 5, 2024

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall

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Carolyn D. White, Ph.D. (BSAC Alum)

COO, AM Fitzgerald
Host: Jonathan Candelaria


University MEMS fabrication labs are a critical part of MEMS research in the United States, providing resources for development of novel devices, materials, and processing capabilities. For devices that can be commercialized, most will need to move to a production foundry to achieve desired volumes and unit costs. We will discuss differences between the development and production environments, when the design and process are ready to transfer, the importance of selecting the right foundry partner, and how best to prepare for a successful process transfer.


Dr. Carolyn White specializes in the design, prototype fabrication, and transfer to production foundry of MEMS devices for a wide range of applications. She also provides early-stage technology strategic analysis including feasibility studies and cost/performance analysis. With over 20 years of experience in MEMS, Dr. White is an active member of the SEMI MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, previously serving on its Technical Advisory Committee and is co-author of the book MEMS Product Development: From Concept to Commercialization. Dr. White received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


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