microtechnology

Microtechnics - Physics Feb 5
Microtechnics - Physics
Vanadium dioxide's unique properties make it perfect for outperforming silicon and giving rise to a new generation of low-power electronic devices. Under the Phase Change Switch project ( https://phasechange-switch.org/ ), which is being funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research program and coordinated by EPFL researchers, engineers have shown how this compound can be used to create programmable radiofrequency electronic functions for aerospace communication systems.
Microtechnics - Architecture Jan 15
Microtechnics - Architecture

Researchers at EPFL have developed a system that can be installed in a building to collect data on people's energy usage.

Innovation - Microtechnics Dec 21
Innovation - Microtechnics

Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology develop a high-precision, sensor-based surgical robot for spinal operations together with industry partners.

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PhD Candidate in Machine Learning Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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PhD Position in Integrated Microwave Photonics Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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microtechnology

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

Universities

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.
  • The Swiss Society for Microtechnology represents microtechnology in Switzerland.
  • 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