Sandra Vos, Senior Director R&D – NXP |Topic: MEMS Industrialization Surprises
Taking Mems sensor devices from concept to mass production encompasses a new technologies, multiple design disciplines, trade-offs and manufacturability considerations. On their own, technology, component design, assembly and test strategy result in significant development efforts. In any system level design and product development when risk is present in multiple areas, the complexity of the development project is increased. In MEMS sensor product development, unique processes, materials and equipment add significant customization to the engineering work on top of the system complexity. Risks of the unknown unknowns and drive us towards an environment of co-design that includes inter-dependent learning cycles to mitigate risks. Standardization is key to enabling broader launch of MEMS devices into high volume market place.