Research and Markets now offers a new research report of Elsevier Science and Technology covering the materials, production and applications of ceramic thick film micro electromechanical systems (MEMS).
Dr. Robert Dorey is the author of the book entitled ‘Ceramic Thick Films for MEMS and Microdevices. Micro and Nano Technologies.’ According to the book, the MEMS industry has reached its past glory in the fiscal year 2010. The MEMS industry’s market value is around $6.5 billion, which is comparable to the record value of 2007 and an increase of over 11% from the previous year value.
The report is a part of the MEMS collection offered under the Micro & Nano Technologies Series. It analyzes the production technologies and applications of piezoelectric thick film MEMS. It explains various applications of the piezoelectric thick films with illustrations describing the role of production technologies in the performance and properties of the MEMS devices.
Other topics covered in the report include bottom-up and top-down production of thick film MEMS, impact of microstructure on properties, incorporation of other materials with thick films, patterning and structuring, device performance, recipes and techniques, troubleshooting of thick film, and more. MEMS devices find applications in a broad array of industries, including telecommunications, industrial process control & instrumentation, medical, aerospace and automotive. They are the nerve hub of numerous products such as ink jet printer heads, biosensors, pressure sensors and airbag crash sensors.