Use our 15 years’ experience

SINTEF MiNaLab
Your piezoelectric mems development partner

We lower the entry barrier for this technology by offering assistance in areas specific to piezoelectric MEMS such as design, modelling, thin film deposition and small-scale prototyping.

Our value propositions

World class piezoelectric films

In collaboration with reputable vendors we have developed very high-quality films. The quality and reliability have been proven through real end-user devices.

Dedicated 150 mm piezoelectric MEMS line on pre-production level

Our fabrication system is a dedicated piezoMEMS production line that is ISO-9001 certified. Our customers are often in direct contact with their processing engineer throughout the design and development process.

Modelling of device ideas and design assistance

We have been designing and developing piezoMEMS for more than 15 years. We employ in-house analytical tools and FEM modelling of device concepts. Our proven track-record will save you time and money.

Cost saving multi project batch solutions

We have a Multi Project Batch scheme that allows for production of PiezoMEMS devices down to as few as 3 wafers per customer. By combining orders from different customers into a single batch, fabrication costs can be reduced by as much as 40 %.

Advanced characterization tools

We have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art characterization laboratories and modeling tools at our own facilities, and in partnership with other research institutions.

Project flexibility

We give the customer complete control over their project when developing a new device. We are flexible and adaptable when challenges arise, and changes need to be made.

Minalab is SINTEF’s 800 m2 clean room

Our focus is on silicon sensor and actuator research, prototyping and small-scale production

Our services include feasibility studies, device design, prototyping, process development, and small and medium scale production in the MiNaLab cleanroom laboratory

We are certified according to
ISO 14001ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001

Why we are different

Our clients appreciate our flexibility. Every project is tailored to the client and is adapted as required.

Our clients appreciate our transparency. We are open when discussing risks and are professional about protecting IP.

Our clients appreciate our high technical competence. We have a long track record that will save you time and money.

We push design boundaries, enabling a more innovative design process for our clients.

The Norwegian business culture is based on Scandinavian work values. We value equality in the work place – we encourage open, candid and informal communication.