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ANSYS Inc. develops and globally markets engineering simulation software used by designers and engineers across a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, nuclear, electronics and biomedical. The Company develops open and flexible simulation solutions that enable users to simulate design performance directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-effective product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and performance validation.

ANSYS Multiphysics has an extremely broad physics capability directly applicable to many areas of microsystem design. Coupling between these physics enables accurate, real world simulation of devices such as electrostatic driven comb drives. For example, the ability to compute fluid structural damping effects is critical in determining the switching response time of devices such as RF switches ormicromirrors. Also, Electro-thermal-structural effects are employed in thermal actuators. CFD capabilities are used to compute flow and free surface droplet formation useful in the design of ink-jet printer nozzles, and lab-on-chip and biomedicalapplications.

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CFD Research Corporation

CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC) is the technology leader in Engineering Simulations Software and Innovative Designs and Prototypes. Our software products and engineering services are used by over 600 organizations worldwide, in the Semiconductor, Biotechnology, Fuel Cells, MEMS, Plasma, Combustion, Propulsion, Materials, Defense, Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Electronics, Power Generation, and Environmental industries.

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The COMSOL Group provides software solutions for multiphysics modeling. We are a fast growing high tech engineering software company with a proven track record and a vision as a future leader of the industry. The company was founded in July 1986 in Stockholm Sweden. We have grown to include offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, France, U.S.A, and United Kingdom.

COMSOL's mission has always been to develop engineering modeling software. FEMLAB¨, our flagship product was developed in-house by COMSOL and released in 1998. Our first modeling product was the PDE Toolbox released in 1995. We also are successful distributors of the MATLAB¨ and Maple¨ product lines in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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Coventor, Inc.

Coventor™ provides a comprehensive suite of software tools for the design, optimization, and analysis of micro-scale devices, including MEMS and fluidic components and subsystems. The company’s flagship product, CoventorWare™, consists of four proven, fully integrated applications optimized for the creation of micro-scale devices. Architect™ provides schematic-based behavioral simulations that enable designers to quickly explore and optimize design alternatives. Designer™ allows designers to define 3D geometry and processes for MEMS components. Analyzer™ uses finite element physics to test and verify designs. Integrator™ allows designers to create MEMS templates for use with industry-standard IC simulators, such Synopsys® and Cadence®. Available separately or bundled, CoventorWare applications are fully customizable to conform to designers’ preferred design flows and methodologies. Coventor also offers MEMulator™, a process emulator and virtual prototyping tool that creates accurate, highly detailed 3D representations of microfabricated devices or even entire wafers in minutes, allowing designers to easily detect errors and reduce production costs.

Coventor is a privately held company headquartered in Cary, NC, with offices in Cambridge, MA, and San Mateo, CA. European headquarters are in Paris, France. Coventor also services the Asia Pacific through regional distributors.

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IntelliSense Software Corporation

For more than a decade, IntelliSense Software Corporation, a privately held company, has provided MEMS design and development services as well as Software Tools for the MEMS Professional. IntelliSense Software has developed advanced MEMS devices for many sectors including the optical, RF, laboratory equipment, and life sciences industries. IntelliSense leverages its expertise by selling a market-leading, device- and package-level MEMS software package, IntelliSuite®. IntelliSense provides Total MEMS Solutions™ to customers in twenty countries on three continents.

IntelliSuite, since becoming the first commercial MEMS CAD tool on the market in 1995, has been the tool of choice for MEMS engineers in the design, simulation, and optimization of their devices. Because MEMS performance is highly dependent on the fabrication process, IntelliSuite uses machine settings and mask sets to generate 3D models for analysis. This assures both accurate geometry and accurate thin-film material properties are applied to IntelliSuite's MEMS-specific analysis engines (coupled thermo-electro-mechanical, microfluidic, and electromagnetic). By incorporating process templates, thin-film material engineering, mask layout, and device analysis within a single tool, IntelliSuite enables MEMS engineers to optimize devices prior to fabrication, reducing development time and costs.

IntelliSense Software's headquarters are located in Woburn, Massachusetts.

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Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is a leading international professional body and learned society, established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. The Institute has a world-wide membership and is a major international player in:

  • scientific publishing and electronic dissemination of physics;
  • setting professional standards for physicists and awarding professional qualifications;
  • promoting physics through scientific conferences, education and science policy advice.

The Institute works in collaboration with national physical societies, sharing information and working jointly to promote the interests of physics, and makes its educational materials, policy statements and other services available internationally. It plays an important role in transnational societies such as the European Physical Society and represents British and Irish physicists in international organisations. The Institute believes in and promotes ethical integrity in all scientific activity, including education, research, publication and the exploitation of knowledge. The Institute endeavours to advance the interests and achievements of all physicists and encourages collaboration within the international community.

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Kluwer Academic Publishers

Welcome to Kluwer's collection of nanoscience books and journals-high-quality publications covering the field for materials scientists, engineers and chemists. Our newest titles include: Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics; Nanotechnology in Catalysis, Volume 1 and Volume 2; Nanoparticles: Building Blocks for Nanotechnology; and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications.

Explore the concepts, chemical properties, processes, synthesis, characterization and applications of nanomaterials through Kluwer's extensive list of reference works, monographs, articles and National Science Foundation reports. And don't forget to download a free sample issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research and the Journal of Cluster Science: Including Nanoclusters and Nanoparticles.

Kluwer is also the proud publisher of the Nanostructure Science and Technology series: "The series will cover, in a coherent fashion, the developments in basic research from the distinct viewpoints of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science and also the engineering technologies emerging from this research. Each volume will also reflect this flow from science to technology. As time goes by, the earlier series volumes will then serve as reference texts to subsequent volumes." David J. Lockwood (Series Editor), National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada.

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MEMSCAP is the first and only publicly listed pure play MEMS company in the world. Its status as a leading provider of design, development and manufacture of MEMS-based solutions and products, lies on a proven MEMS expertise, an aggressive strategy served by a high human potential as well as a unique network of IP user patent and innovative, adaptable taylor-made solutions for a range of international customers.

MEMSCAP main markets today are Foundry and associated services, Medical/biomedical and Aerospace modules and systems, computer Aided Design, Communications (Optical and Wireless).

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