Phase 4 - Transition to Manufacturing

Are you ready to move up?

MNX engineers have many years of experience in successfully developing MEMS devices and transitioning them into a production environment for manufacturing commercial products. An important consequence of the inherent specialization of MEMS devices is that most MEMS applications require relatively small production volumes. In these cases the MNX is the perfect choice for both your device development and production. For those applications requiring higher production volumes, it will almost always make economic and strategic sense to have the MNX develop your MEMS device and process technology and then transfer the manufacturing to a larger production facility when the time is right. This will allow you to avoid the extremely prohibitive costs of developing device designs and process technologies in large production facilities. Also, few, if any, large production facilities have the expertise for device development since they are manufacturers. Whatever the volume of your application, when you are ready to go into production the MNX is there to help you achieve success in both your development and transition production.

Low-Volume Applications

  • MNX can provide low-volume production services using internal resources if you require small to modest numbers of devices and/or process runs.

High-Volume Applications

  • The MNX has contractual and well-established relationships with over 70 foundries of varying scales, tooling, and processing capabilities. We can help you select the production foundry that best suits your requirements and budget.
  • MNX technical staff has detailed and intimate knowledge of all our foundries. This, coupled with our extensive MEMS device development experience, translates into a cost effective, rapid and successful product launch.
  • A key element of transferring a process sequence from development into production is the MNX proprietary software system. Our software system is unique and captures all the important processing details of a process run and documents this information in a manner that allows the process sequences to be transferred in production and ramped to any manufacturing volume required with relative ease.