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The transfer of disruptive technologies: lessons learned from Sandia National Laboratories

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1 Author(s)
McBrayer, J.D. ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM, USA

Sandia National Laboratories has learned through their process of technology transfer that not all high tech transfers are alike. They are not alike by the nature of the customers involved, the process of becoming involved with these customers and finally and most importantly the very nature of the technology itself. Here, the authors focus on technology transfer in the microsystems arena and specifically the sacrificial surface version of microsystems. They have learned and helped others learn that many MEMS applications are best realized through the use of surface micromachining (SMM). This is because SMM builds on the substantial integrated circuit industry. In this paper, the authors review Sandia's process for transferring a disruptive MEMS technology in numerous cases

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Engineering Management Society, 2000. Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE

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