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I have been working in MEMS technology for over 25 years and run one of the most well-known MEMS fabrication service providers in the United States called the MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange or MNX.
Over the past 10 or 15 years or so, there have a large number of MEMS books that have been come out. Unfortunately, most of these books rehash the same material over and over and usually have a few chapters on MEMS design, followed by a few chapters on MEMS fabrication, and concluding with a few chapters on examples of devices and applications. Sometimes the script has a different ordering, but the content is usually essentially the same.
This book is different and offers new and very useful information about a very important topic, that is, MEMS reliability.
Back in the 1990's when MEMS was just really starting to become commercialized in earnest, there was a considerable amount of debate in the technical community about the reliability of this technology. This was because the methods to determine and predict the reliability of MEMS devices had not been developed since the technology was so new. The companies developing MEMS products for the market, particularly for markets where there would be substantial liabilities, were very concerned and anxious to develop the techniques to understand and predict reliability.
The lead author of this book, Dr. Hartzell lead a group at one of the early companies to develop and sell accelerometers for the automotive crash airbag market - one where reliability of the devices is extremely important. Dr. Hartzell and the team at Analog Devices did groundbreaking work on this subject and this book contains much of that work.
I think this book is a MUST READ for anyone who is really serious about designing and developing MEMS devices for the market and should be on everyone's bookshelf who has an interest in MEMS.
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David H. - Patent Law
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I am not an engineer, but have worked on a number of lawsuits involving semiconductors and electrical circuits and devices. It is always a challenge to put technology into a readable, comprehensible presentation. I purchased this book to learn about MEMs, something I knew little about, and how reliable they could be in commercial applications (something essential to know for any component, especially a complicated technology). The book explained the products, applications, and reliability issues in increasing levels of detail and complexity such that I could read and learn. The book also cites to numerous real world examples and other sources, which I am sure will be helpful in the future as I deal more with this technology. I highly recommend this book for any one who has a very basic knowledge of physics or semiconductors or electronics, and wants to learn what MEMS are, their applications, and their reliability as a product or component.