Microfabrication Lab Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A May 19, 2005 symposium commemorates a decade of process development and production for emerging industries.

Washington Technology Center’s Microfabrication Laboratory is celebrating a decade of being the Pacific Northwest’s largest public MEMS laboratory dedicated to R&D and prototype manufacturing.

WTC will be hosting a 10th Anniversary Symposium on May 19, 2005 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in Seattle. This informational and networking event offers a unique opportunity to explore the latest developments in micro-fabrication and see first-hand how a public facility of this type is helping accelerate the adoption of new technologies into the marketplace.



The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Marlene Bourne, Vice President of Research and Principal Analyst for Small Times Media, the leading source of business information, technological advances, applications and investment opportunities regarding micro and nanotechnology.

The program will also feature a panel of academic and industry researchers who have used the lab’s resources to launch innovative new products into the commercial marketplace. Panelists include Dwayne Dunaway, Nanostring Technologies; Jason Tauscher, Microvision; Andrea Tombros, PCB Piezotronics; Babak Parviz, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington.

Additional highlights include:

* Presentations regarding access to public facilities for technology R&D and state and federal grant programs that can help fund early-stage technology R&D.

* An overview of the Microfab Lab’s capabilities and tours of the facility and a showcase of local companies that have launched products out of MEMS research.

* Networking, vendor showcase, and hosted reception.

Registration:
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
HUB Auditorium
UW Campus, Seattle, WA

Symposium
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HUB Auditorium
UW Campus, Seattle, WA

Lab Tour & Hosted Reception:
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Washington Technology Center Fluke Hall,
UW Campus, Seattle, WA

As of spring 2005, WTC’s Microfabrication Laboratory has more than 260 registered users worldwide. The lab serves academic and industry clients working on new technological advances in such areas as electronics, power, optics, medical technology, digital imaging, aerospace, telecommunications, and military.

The diverse products that have come out of the Microfabrication Laboratory include MEMS-based bar code scanners, fuel cells for laptops and cell phones, bio screening devices, bio-compatible implants, laser guidance systems, high power diode lasers, digital switches, and micro-filtration systems. The symposium will highlight some of these innovative technologies to come out of the lab over the past decade.

Related WTC links:

  • WTC Microfabrication Laboratory
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