Euronext: STMicro announces that it is commercializing an innovative TFP (Thin-Film Piezoelectric) MEMS technology. One of the first customers of ST`s TFP process is poLight, whose TLens (Tuneable Lens) uses a piezoelectric actuator to change the shape of a transparent polymer film, imitating the focussing function of the human eye.
"Piezoelectric actuators and sensors can now be manufactured in our Agrate 8" Fab that has produced billions of motion sensors, taking full advantage of ST`s long-standing position as the world`s leading manufacturer of MEMS devices," said Anton Hofmeister, Group VP and GM of Custom MEMS Division, STMicroelectronics. "Our TFP MEMS technology rewrites the script, opening up new cost/benefit scenarios that will, in turn, enable many new applications."
ST is targeting volume production for its pilot customers in mid-2015.