Microfabrication Laboratory news update

Microfabrication Laboratory sets record for revenue
The figures are in, and the Microfabrication Laboratory has recorded just over $600k in user fee revenues for the 2002 fiscal year that ended in June. This represents a doubling of income from both industrial and academic clients over the previous fiscal year, a new record for the lab. As a user-supported facility, this milestone is significant as the Lab continues to grow, moving toward self-sustaining status.

Equipment updates

— PECVD system arrives.
— Photoresist coating capacity doubled.

Microfabrication Laboratory recognized at COMS 2002
Presentations at the 7th International Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems Conference, held September 8–12, 2002 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, praised WTC’s Microfabrication Laboratory for its growing role in nurturing a Micro/Nano industry cluster in the Pacific Northwest.

Industry analyst Roger Grace, Roger Grace & Associates, said, “Although a number of states have attempted to create MEMS industry clusters over the past five years, only a few have succeeded: New York and Washington.” He described WTC’s MEMS Initiative as being “absolutely visionary.” Other key factors mentioned that contribute to the success of the Lab were ease of access to users and a wide range of process capabilities.

Visit http://microfab.watechcenter.org for more information.

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