microtechnology

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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