microelectromechanical system

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microelectromechanical system definition

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(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.
(http://mems.mcnc.org/).
See also nanotechnology.
(1999-03-25)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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