The MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) has been providing design and fabrication services to the United States research and business communities since 1999. Our engineers offer a complete range of technical assistance to help researchers and developers at any phase of your important project, including product design, prototype fabrication and low-volume manufacturing.
MNX has completed nearly 3,000 customized process sequences for over 1,000 organizations around the country including multinational corporations, small start-ups, leading academic institutions, and government agencies.
Many people do not know that MNX has its own fabrication facilities. Our capabilities include thousands of different solutions, ranging from standard microfabrication processes to unique, highly specialized, and hard to find MEMS and Nanotechnology processes such as:
- e-beam lithography;
- direct-write lithography;
- deep, high-aspect ratio glass, quartz and silicon carbide etching;
- hot embossing;
- piezoelectric materials;
- low temperature, controlled stress depositions; and much more.
MNX also manages and operates:
- MEMSnet®, an information site for the MEMS and nanotechnology community, which includes a materials database, events, job ads, and much more;
- mems-talk, the longest running email discussion list (goes back to 1993) for discussions of MEMS fabrication issues with nearly 4,000 active participants; and
- MEMS Express™ News a weekly email news service that collects the latest interesting stories related to MEMS and Nanotechnology with nearly 9,000 subscribers around the world.
MNX was established at the Corporation for National Research Initiatives® (CNRI) with support from DARPA. CNRI is located in Reston, Virginia.