Special SNF Workshop: "Prototype to Product"

Mary Tang mtang at snf.stanford.edu
Mon Sep 12 08:42:19 PDT 2005


Greeting Labmembers!

SNF is pleased to host a one-day workshop, entitled "Prototype to 
Product", to be held here on Thursday, Oct. 20.  This workshop is free 
to SNF labmembers and members of the Stanford/SLAC community (students, 
staff, and faculty).  For more information, see:  
http://snf.stanford.edu/Labmembers/P2PDay.html

As you probably know, many SNF labmembers, academic as well as 
industrial, have successfully turned their research devices into real 
products (for example, Matrix, T-RAM, and many others.)  However, as 
will be discussed in this workshop, there's a lot of work involved in 
turning what's in your lab notebook into a production-worthy process.  
Among the questions to be covered:

*How much is this all going to cost?
*What is involved in tech transfer? (Who has intellectual property 
rights?  What about co-licensing or co-development?)
*How mature should:  1.   the prototype be? 2. the business model be? 
(Do you need money in hand?)
*What are the most important & deciding technology issues?
           -Wafer size?
           -MEMS versus IC equipment?
           -Compatibility of specialized equipment or processes?
           -Contamination?

We'll hear from companies who serve as manufacturing partners, as well 
as former labmembers who have undergone this process.  Again, this 
workshop is free to labmembers and Stanford members -- but space is 
limited, so preregistration is encouraged.

Hope to see you there!

Your SNF staff

-- 
Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
Stanford, CA  94305
(650)723-9980
mtang at stanford.edu
http://snf.stanford.edu





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