bulk micromachining


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bulk micromachining

[¦bəlk ‚mī·krō·mə′shēn·iŋ]
(engineering)
A set of processes that enable the three-dimensional sculpting of single-crystal silicon to make small structures that serve as components of microsensors.
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The MEMS die is manufactured by bulk micromachining on three wafers bonded together by eutectic and direct bonding.
Surface micromachining has been viewed as more cost-effective whereas bulk micromachining was often chosen for higher sensitivity and precision.
In addition, the bulk micromachining of the silicon, a technology we have migrated from our Advanced Sensors business, greatly improves product delivery dates.
Ten chapters are arranged in sections devoted to lithography (photolithography and next-generation lithographies); pattern transfer with subtractive techniques (dry etching, wet chemical etching and we bulk micromachining, thermal energy-based removing, and mechanical energy-based removing); pattern transfer with additive techniques (physical and chemical vapor deposition, micromolding techniques, and chemical, photochemical, electrochemical, and thermal energy-based forming techniques).
Coverage includes discussion of the electrical, structural, fluidic, transport, and control aspects of MEMS; materials; micromolding; fabrication, characterization, and reliability of single-crystal silicon carbide MEMS; ion etching for bulk micromachining of silicon carbide; polymer microsystems; optical diagnostics; aerospace applications; packaging of harsh environment MEMS devices; and molecular self-assembly.
Until now, microcalorimeters always have been fabricated using bulk micromachining techniques where thermal isolation of the detector is achieved by removing the Si substrate from behind the detector, leaving the detector supported by only a thin membrane of silicon nitride.
There are three primary categories of micromachining: bulk micromachining, surface micromachining and micromolding.
Written by 73 world class MEMS contributors from around the globe, this volume covers materials selection as well as the most important process steps in bulk micromachining, fulfilling the needs of device design engineers and process or development engineers working in manufacturing processes.
The MLX90807 and MLX90808 fully integrated, relative and absolute pressure sensor die are realized with CMOS technology combined with MEMS bulk micromachining.
From bulk micromachining to surface micromachining to SOI, and MEMS technology has been following a well-defined evolutionary technical roadmap with 3D integration being the next possible step.
Delft will discuss a technique for automated alignment for some standard bulk micromachining MEMS technology that could reduce cost by improving production yields.
The purchase of the MEMS production line allows SMI to manufacture not only sensors by bulk micromachining but also advanced surface micromachined products (i.