Info 4: Micro Structure Workshop and Bulletin
Colibri has been active in stimulating the development and industrial use of MEMS on a national level. Colibri's initiatives included a workshop and a newsletter dedicated to spreading the knowledge and at stimulating contacts.
MSW − Micro Structure Workshop
The purpose of the biennial two-day workshop MSW is to be a creative catalyzer and a forum where industrial people, researchers, financiers and national organizations can meet on equal terms. MSW is intended for those working actively in the area as well as for those in both industry and academy that have a general interest in MEMS. MSW highlights the industrial use of MEMS and therefore complements scientific conferences. A key factor is its informal atmosphere which has contributed to the formation of several successful industrial projects and contacts.
MSW was initiated by Colibri's CEO Jan Söderkvist in 1994. The first three workshops were organized by Colibri, followed by three with local organizers in collaboration with Colibri. MSW grew and Colibri thereafter handed over MSW to others. VINNOVA, SSF and KK-stiftelsen/minST has given MSW their support.
A reprint from Elektronik i Norden 7/2002 that was written following MSW '02: Read reprint.
The workshop programs for the first six MSWs:
|MSW '94||MSW '96||MSW '98|
|MSW '02||MSW '04||MSW 2006|
MSB − Micro Structure Bulletin
MSB was a quarterly newsletter published by Colibri. Its purpose was to promote the industrial use of MEMS and components based thereon and to serve as an informal link between people in industry and academics actively working in this field. Recurring topics included applications, facilities, toolbox, and industrial and academic development activities. MSB targeted both newcomers and experienced readers. The paper version was printed in 2000 copies and distributed free of charge within the Nordic region and primarily electronically to far-away readers.
A complication was that MSB was run on a non-profit basis and relied on a single person that had limited available time. The search for a better long-term solution that could guarantee an unbiased high-quality development of Colibri's national MEMS stimulating activities failed and it was decided in 1999 to discontinue MSB.
Below you can download MSB's existing 25 issues (click on the images).
MSB volume 7 (1999)
MSB volume 6 (1998)
MSB volume 5 (1997)
MSB volume 4 (1996)
MSB volume 3 (1995)
MSB volume 2 (1994)
MSB volume 1 (1993)
Introduction to MST
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