CA - June 13, 2005 - Monday, June 27, is the deadline
to submit designs for the second run of EFAB(tm)
Access, the first low-cost multi-project run service
to offer Microfabrica's breakthrough 3-D micromanufacturing
technology, through a partnership with MOSIS. The
companies have also announced that the deadline for
the third EFAB(tm) Access run will be September 26,
2005 and the fourth and final submission deadline
for this year will be December 19, 2005.
WHAT: EFAB(tm) Access gives companies, universities,
research labs, and individuals the ability to design
three-dimensional MEMS and microdevices and have
their prototypes produced economically through MOSIS.
The run allows devices to be built with up to 20
structural layers and is priced at $5,000 (domestic),
which is less than 10% of a typical dedicated EFAB
WHO: The program is made possible through a partnership
between Microfabrica, a leader in microdevice and
microsystem fabrication, and MOSIS, the leading low-cost
prototyping and small-volume production service for
integrated circuit development.
WHEN: The deadline to submit 3-D microdevice designs
for the second run of EFAB(tm) Access is June 27,
2005. The deadline for the third run is September
26, 2005 and the fourth and final run for 2005 is
WHERE: EFAB(tm) Access participants can submit their
designs to MOSIS, which will then prepare the multi-project
run layout for Microfabrica. For specific requirements
and additional information, please visit www.efabaccess.com.
About Microfabrica Inc.
Founded in 1999, Microfabrica Inc. is a leader in
microdevice manufacturing. The company's breakthrough
proprietary EFAB(tm) technology brings a new paradigm
to micromanufacturing, offering unprecedented flexibility,
ease-of-use and quick time-to-market in a wide
range of applications including wireless, consumer
electronics, automotive and military/aerospace.
EFAB is the first manufacturing technology that
can fabricate intricate, truly three-dimensional
microdevices by depositing many tens of precision
metal layers. The technology opens up a world of
possibilities for complex microdevices and microsystems
previously impossible or impractical to manufacture
using other approaches.
Microfabrica is headquartered in Burbank, California.
For more information, please visit www.microfabrica.com
MOSIS is the leading low-cost prototyping and small-volume
production service for VLSI circuit development.
Since 1981, MOSIS has fabricated more than 50,000
circuit designs for commercial firms, government
agencies, and research and educational institutions
around the world.
MOSIS provides designers with a single interface
to the constantly changing technologies of the semiconductor
industry. Mask generation, wafer fabrication, and
device packaging are contracted to leading industry
MOSIS is based in Marina del Rey, California. For
more information, please visit www.mosis.org.