Today, you find MEMS technology in devices used for measuring properties such as velocity, acceleration, pressure, mass flow, acoustic wavelength, etc. In more complex devices like Multifunctional Micro Systems (MMS), a combination of both passive and active micro systems is used. The industry calls for integration on the smallest possible space, while still increasing the performance of the device itself.
Additionally, the growing demand for “laboratories on a chip” requires the ability to scale down interdigitated arrays, micro fluidics, and integration of optical sensors. Researchers around the world have already developed chips that will allow instant glucose monitoring, DNA testing, and environmental monitoring.