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micromechanical system

(mī″krō-mĕ-kăn′ĭ-kĭl),

MEMS

Any miniature electromechanical device implanted into a prosthesis used to determine if the implanted body part is functioning optimally, e.g., tolerating body temperature, load, or pressure or other forms of biological stress. Micromechanical systems are biological sensors that transmit data obtained from within body parts via radio waves to a receiver located outside the body. They have been used as adjuncts to surgery, to identify subtle bleeding from aneurysms or endografts, or to indicate when orthopedic implants are failing or likely to fail.
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There are a ton of things that affect the growth opportunities of the MEMs Device, Equipment, and Materials Market.
** Using an oscillator with fast startup allows shorter wake-up cycles and longer battery life compared to MEMS devices.
Cavendish Kinetics is a provider of RF MEMS antenna tuning solutions for smartphones, handheld and wearable devices.
The widespread use of MEMS in mobile devices has created strong demand for denser integration of heterogeneous technologies such as MEMS, CMOS logic, memory, RF, and power conditioning.
The MEMS resonator is combined with a programmable oscillator IC as illustrated in Figure 4.
According to the report, the growing market for smartphones and tablets is propelling the demand for integrated MEMS devices.
The integration of MEMS devices for other uses also increased system functionality.
Simulated propagation constant [[gamma].sub.B] (without MEMS actuation) is shown in Figure 2(a).
Its executive vice president and chief operating officer Kevin Crofton said: "The fast-paced, growing, MEMS market is a key focus for SPTS.
Micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) have recently been incorporated into radio-frequency (RF) devices and subsystems, and electronics researchers describe the current state of research and commercial application in wireless and mobile systems.
In the 1990s MEMS accelerometers revolutionized the automotive airbag industry and are found in many devices used daily, including smart phones, video games and laptops.
This article provides the results of the recently completed 2012 MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card Study (Report Card).