(MEMS) The integration of mechanical structures (moving parts) with microelectronics. MEMS devices are “custom” designed for a purpose which requires a mechanical action to be controlled by a computer.
Applications include sensors, medical devices, process controls.
See also nanotechnology.
adjective pertaining to a component or system which uses microscopic electronics, esp. in computer chips; also, pertaining to integrated mechanical parts and microelectronics Examples Sensors are often microelectromechanical.
[mahy-kroh-i-lek-tron-iks, -ee-lek-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒn ɪks, -ˌi lɛk-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the technology dealing with the design, development, and construction of electronic systems utilizing extremely small elements, especially solid-state devices employing microminiaturization. /ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of electronics concerned with microcircuits n. 1960, from micro- + […]
[mahy-kroh-i-lek-troh-fuh-ree-sis] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪˌlɛk troʊ fəˈri sɪs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of several techniques for observing, by means of a microscope or an ultramicroscope, the of minute surface particles.
(uemacs) A simple, portable text editor with versions for most microcomputers and many other computers. It is both relatively easy for the novice to use, but also very powerful in the hands of an expert. MicroEmacs can be extensibly customised. Most versions use only a screen and keyboard – mouse and windowing facilities are not […]