We selected Tanner EDA because they are in an excellent position to proliferate our new M3S process technology.
With support for Sandia's advanced M3S process now included in MEMS Pro, engineers are that much more prepared to successfully carry their concepts through to high-performance commercial products.
The design kit includes M3S process specification files, design rules, layer definitions, model parameters and other technology information.
The M3S transcends approaches that involve complex multichip packaging schemes because it enables batch fabrication runs of "systems on a chip," decreases the number of system components and reduces electrical interconnect parasitics.
MEMS Pro V2, available April 1999, will include the M3S design kit.
generates accurate forecasts of component time change requirements, tracks essential trends such as mean- time-between-failure, yields cost-per-hour information, and provides preventive maintenance and calibration schedules for support equipment and special tooling.
M3S plans to utilize its extensive INTO 2K methodology and database to test these embedded devices.
M3S Managing Director Brian Doherty stated, "With January 1, 2000 now looming ever closer, more and more companies are realizing the need to prepare effectively for any potential problems which may arise before or during the Year 2000.