The use of micro products and micro components has been strongly increasing through the past 5 years. Market surveys predict that the world market will increase from approximately 30 billion USD in 2000 to 60 billion USD in 2005 (ref.1-2). The most important product groups are IT components (ink jet printers, reading caps for hard disks etc.) as well as medical and biomedical products (pacemakers, analysis equipment, sensors etc.). Furthermore motion sensors for the automotive industry represent an industrial application of micro systems. On the technological side the development has moved very fast, primarily driven by the need of the electronics industry to create still smaller chips with still larger capacity. Therefore the manufacturing technologies connected with micro/nano products in silicon are relatively highly developed compared to the technologies used for manufacturing products in metals, polymers and ceramics (ref.3).
|Title of host publication||JOM-11|
|Editors||A. PArnes, R.L. Apps, O. Al-Erhayem|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||International Conference on the Joining of Materials - Elsinore, Denmark|
Duration: 5 Nov 1829 → …
|Conference||International Conference on the Joining of Materials|
|Period||05/11/1829 → …|