MEMS supply chain players back 2-year design contest

March 17, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Companies representing EDA, MEMS IP, and foundry services have joined forces with academia to set up a design contest based around, and exploring the future possibilities of, CMOS/MEMS integration

Jointly sponsored by Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University, a new MEMS Design Contest was launched at the DATE 2016 conference. The objective of the contest is to encourage greater ingenuity with regard to the integration of MEMS devices and mixed-signal CMOS blocks.


The contest seeks companies, entrepreneurs, researchers and students from around the world. Design teams are encouraged to propose imaginative design concepts that combine MEMS and mixed-signal technologies. The organisers will provide free training workshops to familiarise the participating teams with the design tools, design methodologies and process technologies involved.


A panel of industry professionals and academics will undertake appraisal of the submissions. Each submission will be judged on the degree of innovation demonstrated in hardware and methodology, the novelty of the application and the value the design provides. Awards for the top three submissions will be presented at Cadence’s annual user conference, CDNLive EMEA 2018, in Munich and the winning team’s solution will be manufactured at X-FAB’s wafer production facilities.


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