19 Mar 2019
12:10 – 12:25
Mr Ian Campbell, Co-Founder & CEO – OnScale | Topic: Cloud CAE – A Game Changer for MEMS Engineers
MEMS R&D is notoriously expensive, time consuming, and risky. Traditionally, MEMS companies have relied on lengthy physical prototyping, testing, and verification & validation processes to launch new products. Physical prototyping can take months or even years and consume millions of dollars in R&D spend. Moreover, traditional physical prototyping processes very often lead to failures at the finish line – failures in packaging, assembly, or system verification for high-volume applications like smartphones. Recently, with the emergence of Cloud computer-aided engineering technology, leading MEMS firms are relying more on virtual prototyping – virtual design, test, qualification, and system verification – to mitigate downstream risks of new MEMS device designs. Best practices for virtual prototyping will be discussed in detail, along with specific examples and case studies of how market-leading Fortune 100 companies use virtual prototyping to maintain their competitive edge in the fast moving MEMS industry.