MEMS foundry services

We have more than 30 years of experience in a variety of demanding fields including photonics, life sciences, watchmaking, and harsh environments. Our experienced and tenured team supports our partners with a flexible mindset, strengthened by a state-of-the-art 150 mm wafer clean room.

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One stop-shop

At CSEM, our expertise covers the entire development cycle, from MEMS design to process industrialization and small to medium volume production. Whether you need a complete development, some design inputs, or just a few thin-film depositions, we are here for you.

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From lab to the fab

Thanks to our flexibility and deep understanding of new processes, we specialize in prototyping and industrializing the next generation of MEMS, microfluidics, and photonic devices. We facilitate and accelerate the innovation of our start-ups, SMEs, and multinational partners.

CSEM's micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication facility.

Why work with us?

  • ISO9001 certified 150 mm wafer foundry
  • Independent and innovative MEMS foundry located in the heart of Europe
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Fast and entrepreneurial
  • Flexible and open to a wide range of materials
  • Characterization and reliability lab accredited by the European Space Agency (ESA)

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We are constantly developing and maturing new technological building blocks, processes, and materials to anticipate industry needs and trends. You have the vision, we have the tools and expertise to make it happen.

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Get in touch to find out how you can get more out of your MEMS today.


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Meet our happy customers

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Marco Giardina

Project Manager

Thanks to its industrial grade cleanroom infrastructure and passionate team, CSEM timely supported Hamilton to introduce in record time a new disruptive product with stringent quality requirements into the biopharmaceutical market.

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Samson Rogers

Co-founder and CEO

Working with CSEM has been excellent. Developing a MEMS device requires not only the right facilities and equipment, but an extremely knowledgeable team with microfabrication processes ready to go.

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Christian Ingesson

Fusion for Energy

CSEM overcame the technical challenges of working with unknown materials and unconventional product designs. We established a good collaborative spirit, which allowed us to consider alternatives and agree on the steps to take in order to develop the sensors.

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Alexios Tzannis

Business Development Manager Life Sciences

CSEM was really open and flexible, proactively coming up with proposals for addressing the challenge and presenting the results superbly and on time—I can only give compliments about the collaboration.

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Serge Grop

R&D Program Manager

CSEM and Orolia Switzerland have had a long and successful partnership. Our ongoing project with CSEM is the development of a Chip Scale Rubidium Oscillator to complete Orolia's mRO-50™ product line. Thanks to CSEM's MEMS expertise and micromachining facilities, Orolia Switzerland will now be able to access new types of markets and provide our clients with affordable and reliable components based on the latest technologies.

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Jean-Pierre Musy

Technical Director

For several years, Patek Philippe and CSEM have been collaborating on the development of micromechanical parts for watch mechanisms. CSEM is an important driving force for innovation within our company.

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Bruno Zemp

Head Advanced Engineering

CSEM has huge experience of laser cutting and packaging technologies and we knew this would be vital to a good solution. It’s always a pleasure to work with CSEM and share information and interesting discussions—collaborations between CSEM and SCHURTER have been successful for many years.