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4M/ICOMM Proceedings

4M/icomm 2009 The Proceedings of the 4M/ICOMM Conference, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 23rd - 25th September 2009, are now published by Engineering Conferences Online (ECO) and can be found at: http://eco.pepublishing.com/content/g837w8

Nanoimprinting could lower solar cell manufacturing costs

An interesting article that describes a possible new route for the manufacture of flexible solar cells..html

Labs-on-a-Chip that you can Shrink to Fit

This report describes how chips are being made on an outsized scale and then shrunk to the required size..html

ICOMM/4M 2010

ICOMM/4M 2010 This conference which takes place in Madison, Wisconsin, USA from 5th to 8th April 2010, focuses on the processes, equipment, and systems for fabricating miniature parts with micro-scale features. Deadline for submission of abstracts is extended to November 13th.

Consortium Tests the Viability of Nanoimprint Lithography

Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) holds promise for patterning the small features of tomorrow's microchips. Read more.


A vision paper for the above is available (to 4M Association Members only) here.

Training Courses in Microsystems

FSRM fsrm (Fondation suisse pour la recherche en microtechnique) offers a comprehensive range of training courses, in a number of languages (English, French, German). They are pleased to offer members of the 4M Association a 10% discount on course fees. More information here.


Call for papers for this conference, which will take place in Nagoya, Japan from 21st to 23rd October 2010, is out now. More information on the event page.

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