8 October 2004 Laser microfabrication from a commercial perspective
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Proceedings Volume 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication; (2004); doi: 10.1117/12.595686
Event: Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, 2004, Nara, Japan
Abstract
Laser microfabrication processes are finding an increasing number of commercial applications, and, in turn, the promise of commercial application now motivates most current process and hardware development efforts. Consequently, it is important for those working the microfabrication field to consider the commercial as well as the technical issues relevant to their work. The pervasive drive toward miniaturization seen in a wide range of electronic and mechanical devices offers many opportunities for the laser microfabrication specialist to have a significant impact on technology that ultimately appears in the commercial marketplace. Identifying these opportunities requires a basic understanding of market forces, competing and complementary technologies, and cost issues as well as an appreciation of the implications of miniaturzation trends. A broad overview of ongoing developments in the microelectronics and microsystems fields suggests a long-term need for ever-improving laser microfabrication tools and processes.
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C. Paul Christensen, "Laser microfabrication from a commercial perspective", Proc. SPIE 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.595686; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.595686
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Microfabrication

Laser marking

Laser applications

Manufacturing

Electronic components

Microelectromechanical systems

Microelectronics

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