While miniaturization of individual components and functions making up the handheld device is important, system-level microminiaturization
of the handheld device is necessary to achieve the new functionality, design, performance and cost targets expected by the consumer.
of Microwave Elements and Devices, Soviet Radio, Moscow, 1976.
The successors of the early gene chips will carry us all the way through the height of microminiaturization
, getting down to nanoscale devices built on a huge parallel, high-throughput platform that will completely revolutionize the way we do basic research and ultimately the way we do medicine."
The advent of microminiaturization
has presented new challenges for nucleic acid assays.
- the ability to pack more power, intelligence, and storage, into ever smaller spaces - is one that will enable an array of specialized devices for information.
Science basked in the glory of extraordinary technological and medical achievements: life-saving new vaccines, astronauts on the moon, microminiaturization
, and electronic computers.
With the trends of microminiaturization
, technological systems integration, portability, communications, and biological sensors, it is not difficult to imagine an attache case that connects you to nearly everything in the world to which you would want to be connected.
, computer chips, purchase of media conglomerates, plus worldwide marketing, financial, and telecommunications infrastructure already make it a potential warfare giant by Information Age standards.
* A programmable, implantable system developed from space microminiaturization
techniques that automatically dispenses precisely measured medication (such as insuling for diabetics) to target organs.
For example, the designer of such a device may specialize in microminiaturization
. He or she might be able to put a bug into something that might look like a martini olive.
The sea-shift validates a long-held belief among MEMS cognocenti that, driven by markets and the functional need for product microminiaturization
, MST will emerge as an enabling tool for 21st century technologies.
This involves a discussion of developments that may impact the way testing is done, including laser techniques, noninvasive infrared, and prospects for microminiaturization
. According to Dr.