Research and Markets: Huge Potential for Suppliers of Specific Equipment for MNT Testing

Apr 21, 2005, 01:00 ET from Research and Markets

    DUBLIN, Ireland, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
 ( has announced the addition
 of Test and Measurement Equipment and Services for MST/MEMS - Worldwide to
 their offering.
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     MNT devices require precise measurement of multi domain and inter-related
 parameters. In the case of mechanical microsystems, the static and dynamic
 behaviour must be investigated in such a way that the measurement does not
 interfere with the performance of the device. Optoelectronic devices need
 simultaneous measurement of electrical and optical signals often with extreme
 demands on accuracy and resolution, whilst in fluidic devices the systems
 require the measurement of well defined flow rates of fluids with accurate
 composition. Thus, testing MNT products is much more complex than testing
 standard electronic components.
     There is a huge potential for suppliers of specific equipment for MNT
 testing. Whilst this market growing and transforming itself from R&D to
 production, testing has been a neglected area. The current scarcity of
 suitable equipment suppliers is underpinned by the fact that in many companies
 the test equipment is built in-house.
     The enablingMNT review on Test and Measurement Equipment and Services for
 MST/MEMS provides an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art in MST/MEMS
 test and measurement technologies ranging from in situ probing of electrical
 and mechanical properties to the testing of functional devices, such as
 inertial sensors.
     The report includes outlined descriptions of the basic underlying
 techniques and technologies and detailed information on the suppliers from
 across the world. The enablingMNT team has analysed the markets of equipment
 suppliers and companies supplying test and measurement specific equipment and
 services for the MST/MEMS industry.
     The research culminated in this review, which incorporates an outline of
 the technologies and markets for MNT, a description of testing techniques and
 profiles of around 50 selected suppliers. The enablingMNT industry review on
 Test and Measurement Equipment and Services for MST/MEMS is over 100 pages
 including 14 Tables and 9 Figures, and 48 company profiles.
     Topics covered in the report include:
      - Micro Nano Technologies (MNT)
      - MNT Product Development
      - Markets for MNT
      - Business Models and Strategies for Companies Working In MST/MEMS
      - Technologies and Concepts
      - Testing of MST/MEMS Material Properties
      - Testing on MST/MEMS Structures
      - Testing on MST/MEMS Components
      - Application Testing of MST/MEMS Products
      - Test and Measurement Service Suppliers
      - Summary of Trends / Conclusion
      - Company Information, Cross Reference Tables
      - Profiles of Test and Measurement Companies - Worldwide
     For more information visit
      Laura Wood
      Senior Manager
      Research and Markets
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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