MEMS

Components that pack a punch

If silicon microprocessors are the brains of our car, phone, or virtual reality headset, MEMS give them their five senses. Sharing the same manufacturing principles, microfluidics and photonic components are set to disrupt entire industries in the coming years. MEMS and their manufacturing processes are a foundation of many 21st technologies yet remain largely unnoticed by the everyday user.

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Within our MEMS powerhouse, we develop and industrialize processes for emerging materials and devices.  Thanks to our multidisciplinary team, we offer a one-stop-shop for the entire innovation chain while meeting ISO 9001 standards.

Research and Development

We facilitate and accelerate the adoption of new processes and materials in microfabrication technologies. Our favorite playfield? High-added-value applications with demanding specifications.

  • High performance materials essential in emerging applications. Unique in Europe, our lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) platform enables non-linear photonic integrated circuits (PICs).  We master scandium-doped aluminum nitride thin films for lead-free piezoelectric sensing and actuations. We also investigate silicon carbide as a material of choice for demanding applications.
  • Innovative processes enabling new device architectures. We combine multi-layered polyimide and thick electroplated electrodes for biocompatible and flexible MEMS. Our pioneering expertise in deep reactive ion etching and the fabrication of multi-level compliant mechanisms trailblazed the adoption of silicon in the watchmaking industry.
  • Enabling components. Our wafer-level packaged rubidium vapor cells have been proved and tested for atomic clocks and emerging quantum sensing applications. We fabricate scalable nanoporous membranes that integrate into microfluidics for organ-on-chips, ultra-filtration, and biosensing

Tailored services

> MEMS foundry services: We develop, industrialize, and produce microsystems for customers worldwide. With our lab-to-fab activities, we mature and kickstart the production of your prototypes.

> MEMS characterization and reliability testing: Our state-of-the art characterization lab is accredited by the European Space Agency for the toughest tests. We combine a deep understanding of materials with testing rigor to offer the best results to our clients.

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Want to get involved?

Every industry and business can benefit from our expertise in MEMS and packaging. From smartphones to smart watches; from automobiles to medical devices; anywhere that requires miniaturization, sensing, actuating, communication, and processing is our specialty.

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

Meet our happy customers

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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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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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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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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.

Cornel Marxer

CEO

CSEM offers us a professional service for both manufacturing and development, which keeps us at the top of this high-tech field. We are very happy with this partnership.

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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.

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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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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.