The Technology That Changed It All

Supplier: Innovec Controls
23 November, 2021

Do you know why your phone was able to get so small without compromising processing power? Read along to find out.

What is Microfabrication?

Microfabrication is the process of creating miniature objects on a micrometer scale, as in one millionth of a metre. For reference, a strand of hair is approximately 40 microns or 0.4% of a centimetre (0.16% of an inch). As the technology develops and improves, even smaller scales are obtainable.

 

How does it work?

 One of the most common forms of microfabrication is photolithography, the process of printing patterns on thin films. This is the same process used to build all kinds of microchips, such as the ones used to make computers, phones and other electronic devices. 

 

Benefits

Thanks to microfabrication at Innovec we are able to use smaller components allowing for a range of improvements, including:

  • Lower power consumption
  • Improved noise immunity (industrial control)
  • More feature packed products
  • Smaller instrument footprint
  • Local manufacturing knowledge