microtechnology

Physics - Microtechnics May 15
Physics - Microtechnics
EPFL researchers use a mechanical micrometer-size drum cooled close to the quantum ground state to amplify microwaves in a superconducting circuit. Image: Photograph of the chip used in the experiment to couple a microwave cavity to a micrometer-size drum (the sharp purple pencil tip is placed as a scale).
Physics - Microtechnics May 12
Physics - Microtechnics

Gases in the environment can be spectroscopically probed fast and precisely using so-called dual frequency combs.

Computer Science - Microtechnics May 11

The first smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance - and prevents falling - has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant'Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center ‘Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi' in Florence.

Currently 15 jobs in field Microtechnics/Electroengineering.
Selected Jobs
Physics/Materials Science - 26.05
Optical Calibration Expert (VN17/21) EUMETSAT, Darmstadt
Microtechnics - 19.05
PhD Candidate - power system modelling and policies for a transition to a completely renewable electricity... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Microtechnics - 12.05
Post-Doc researcher: Neuromorphic Technologies and Systems IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Microtechnics - 12.05
Pre-Doc researcher: Neuromorphic Technologies and Systems IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Microtechnics - 11.05
Electrical Engineer CERN, Geneva
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Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
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Direction des systèmes d’information et dess services - DSI University of Geneva
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