Sensors and MEMs

Accelerate the path to commercialization.

Packaging and testing microelectromechanical (MEMs) can be time consuming and expensive, representing 70 percent of the total cost of commercializing new technology. To successfully commercialize sensor technologies, companies must bridge “the missing middle” between R&D and market readiness.

SMART Microsystems helps bridge this gap by providing resources and expertise to develop manufacturable packaging solutions for sensors and MEMs.

SMART Microsystems at the Desich SMART Center

Housed on LCCC’s campus in the Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems, SMART Microsystems gives entrepreneurs access to sophisticated equipment to prepare sensors for market readiness, without risking substantial capital. The 47,000-square-foot facility features ISO 6 (class 1000) and ISO 5 (class 100) clean rooms and leading-edge equipment to assist companies with:

  • Prototype development – To create early proof-of-concept samples and feasibility studies
  • Environmental life testing – To identify reliability issues through highly accelerated stress tests, thermal/humidity cycling, accelerated UV durability and thermal shock
  • Manufacturing services – To support low-volume production and quality assurance requirements

In addition to these capabilities, a highly knowledgeable team of engineers offers ongoing advice and expertise to support the path to commercialization.

Commercializing sensors and MEMs

The market for sensors, MEMs and automated systems is nearing $100 billion. As the opportunities continue to grow in major industries – including consumer electronics, industrial controls, medical, aerospace and automotive – innovators need to accelerate sensor speed to market.

To learn how to accelerate your technology’s path to market, contact SMART Microsystems at 877-637-6278 or visit