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The aim of STIMESI is to stimulate and further increase the Microsystems design activities in European universities and research institutes. STIMESI organise and run MEMS training courses that concentrate on the design tools, design kits and processes that are readily available through EUROPRACTICE.
Experience over the last years within the first STIMESI project has shown that the coupling of the hands-on courses provided by STIMESI with the design tools, design kits and shared wafer service (e.g. MPW) of the EUROPRACTICE IC Service has resulted in a significant increase in Microsystems design activity in the European academic sector.
Consequently in the continuation of the STIMESI project, it was decided to concentrate on courses for the design tools, design kits and processes which are readily available at affordable prices through the EUROPRACTICE Software Service and the EUROPRACTICE IC Service. The closer collaboration with the EUROPRACTICE CAD and IC Service is reflected in the new logo.
Three courses will be organized at different locations in Europe:
Tronics and MultiMEMS MEMS Processes: The former training course on both TRONICS' SOIMEMS and SensoNor MultiMEMS technologies will now focus more on TRONICS technology but keeps much of the material about MultiMEMS because of its didactic value: its strength is that it educates about designing and modeling in both bulk and surface -more specific SOI DRIE- micromaching technology.
MEMSCAP: MUMPs® (Multi-User MEMS) processes: The successful course on the MEMSCAP MUMPs processes is continued. It has two flavors: Some courses will teach on designing, modeling and simulating in MUMPs technologies using Coventor tools. Other courses will be using tools from SoftMEMS.
MEMS design and prototyping: Finally, a new course is added to address the need for a general overview of MEMS design – very appreciated by SME’s and MEMS novices as learned from the first STIMESI project. The primary aim of this course is to provide an overview of general but advanced aspect of MEMS design: tools, methodologies, design flow, setup, FEM/FEA, co-simulation, Tape Out procedure, and Design Rule Checking (DRC), testing and packaging. This course will be complementary to the other courses which are more in depth and focus on a given technology and design tool.
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The STiMESi-2 partners are:
IMEC, Belgium. IMEC is the coordinator of the STIMESI project. IMEC is Europe's largest independent microelectronics research center and performs scientific research which runs 3 to 10 years ahead of industrial needs. IMEC manage the EUROPRACTICE IC Service offering cost-effective access to IC and MEMS technologies.
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK. STFC is engaged in a wide range of scientific, engineering and technological research. STFC manage the EUROPRACTICE Software Service and provide over 650 European universities and research institutes with a wide range of cost-effective design tools from leading vendors.
MEMSCAP, France. MEMSCAP is a leading MEMS company and provides innovative products and solutions. MEMSCAP offer a complete range of services from design to prototyping and high volume manufacturing. MEMSCAP offers three unique stand-alone multi-mask MEMS processes: PolyMUMPS, SOIMUMPS and MetalMUMPS.
COREP, Italy. COREP was formed by an initiative between the Politecnico do Torino, DEC, Fiat, Olivetti and IRI. COREP is an experienced user of a range of MEMS design flows and processes. COREP has been a partner in several EC projects such as MicroBuilder and EuroTraining.
|The project is running in close cooperation with Europractice|