Physics - Electroengineering - Mar 25
Physics - Electroengineering
Researchers at EPFL have developed a nanodevice that operates more than 10 times faster than today's fastest transistors, and about 100 times faster than the transistors you have on your computers. This new device enables the generation of high-power terahertz waves. These waves, which are notoriously difficult to produce, are useful in a rich variety of applications ranging from imaging and sensing to high-speed wireless communications.
Physics - Electroengineering - Mar 5
Physics - Electroengineering

Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a five-metre-long microwave quantum link, the longest of its kind date.

Microtechnics - Electroengineering - Dec 18, 2019
Microtechnics - Electroengineering

Researchers at EPFL have developed an ultra-light robotic insect that uses its soft artificial muscles to move at 3 cm per second across different types of terrain.

Physics - Electroengineering - Feb 19
Physics - Electroengineering

Researchers at ETH have measured the timing of single writing events in a novel magnetic memory device with a resolution of less than 100 picoseconds.

Electroengineering - Oct 23, 2019

Excitons are quasiparticles made from the excited state of electrons and - according to research being carried out EPFL - have the potential to boost the energy efficiency of our everyday devices.

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Dozent/in und Projektleiter/in für intelligente Energiesysteme 80-100% Hochschule Luzern - Technik & Architektur
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Forschungskoordinator / Geschäftsführer (m/w/d) Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften München
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Electrical Technician (EN-EL-EWS-2020-42-LD) CERN, Geneva
Electroengineering - 05.03
PhD Position: Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Post-doctoral researcher: Magnetic tape storage systems IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
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PhD candidate for developing, modelling and optimising new concepts for ultra-fast, high-power pulse Generators Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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The development of microtechnology in Switzerland was a result of the economic crisis in the watch industry. Beside the classical watch micromechanics, new technologies like electronics, optics, computer technology and microsystems were used in watch construction. Today, microtechnology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century and one of the key sectors in Switzerland’s economy.

Research Centers


Associations and foundations

  • The Swiss foundation for research in microtechnolgy fsmr is aiming at promoting microtechnology and its applications. The association provides information, training courses, and consulting in microtechnology.
  • Swissmem unites the Swiss engineering, electrical and metal industry and associated technology-oriented sectors.
  • Micronarc, is a communication platform created by the governments of the seven cantons that constitute Western Switzerland (Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Neuchâtel, Valais and Vaud).

Other associations: here

Partial list of Swiss companies with activities in micro- and nanotechnologies

· Art of Technology, Zurich
· Colibrys, Neuchâtel
· Contraves Space, Zurich
· Contrinex, Givisiez
· Debiotech, Lausanne
· Dyconex, Bassersdorf
· Dynatron Concept, Adliswil
· EM Microelectronic, Marin
· Fisba Optik, St. Gallen
· Helbling Gruppe, Zurich
· Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg
· Leister Process Technologies, Sarnen
· LEM, Plan-les-Ouates

· Logitech, Romanel sur Morges
· Microbonding, Noiraigue
· Microcid, Cortaillod
· Micro Crystal Div of ETA, Grenchen
· Miromico, Zurich
· Nanosurf, Liestal
· Nanoworld, Neuchâtel
· Sensirion, Stäfa
· SwissOptic, Heerbrugg
· Sylvac, Crissier
· Valtronic, Les Charbonnières
· Weidmann Plastics Technology, Rapperswil
· Zühlke Engineering, Schlieren