With all papers now selected, authors attending the conference should register by Friday 13th August. General conference information can be viewed on the conference webpages. The provisional programme is now published. With more sponsors than at any previous 4M conference, we look forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful and stimulating conference in France, in Bourg en Bresse and in Oyonnax, from 17th - 19th November 2010. .html
Microconnect - update on emerging applications
An interesting look at some emerging markets and applications on the R&D Connect website
Mass production of polymer solar cells by roll-to-roll process
The Eurekalert site reports on researchers at DTU who have developed a fully operational production line for polymer solar cells
Conference on Smart Sensors, Actuators and MEMS in Prague
Co-organised by 4M Assocaitoion members TU Wien, this conference is the fifth in the series and due to the interdisciplinary spirit of the event a wide range of topics is covered related to the design, fabrication, packaging and system integration of MEMS and NEMS-based sensors and actuators applying smart approaches. Details on event page.
Understanding and controlling taper when laser machining
Overview article from the MICROmanufacturing website
New Book on Micromanufacturing
Micromanufacturing Engineering and Technology is published by Elsevier
Training Courses in Microsystems
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.