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:  

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?

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
mtang at stanford.edu

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