Rogue Valley Microdevices Hosts iGrant Competition for MEMS and Microsystem Technologies

Rogue Valley Microdevices, a MEMS foundry service provider, and Sustainable Valley Technology Group are hosting the iGrant Competition for MEMS and microsystem technologies.

Rogue Valley Microdevices, a MEMS foundry service provider, and Sustainable Valley Technology Group are hosting the iGrant Competition for MEMS and microsystem technologies. Designed to help researchers with brilliant ideas see those ideas through to a finished product, the 2013 Sustainable Valley iGrant is a technology innovation grant to help researchers, entrepreneurs and engineers bring new technology or technology-based businesses to life.

“The iGrant has been setup for technology start-ups, researchers, entrepreneurs, and university spin outs,” said Rogue Valley’s founder and CEO Jessica Gomez. iGrant applications are open to teams that are in the process of building technology start-up companies or developing new MEMS, nanotechnology or biomedical technologies.

The mission of the iGrant is to foster technology and business growth. Bringing new technology to market is difficult and the iGrant was designed to help individuals with good ideas see those ideas through to completion by providing funding, business support, equipment, facilities and expert consultation.

“We are primarily focusing on MEMS, semiconductor devices, microelectronics, biomedical, nanotechnology, and wafer fabrication technologies,” Gomez added.

Deadline to apply is July 20th, 2013. More information can be found here: To register, please go to:

About Rogue Valley Microdevices

Specializing in MEMS and biomedical device fabrication, Rogue Valley Microdevices is a full service MEMS foundry that combines state-of-the-art process modules with the engineering experience and expertise to seamlessly go from custom design to device manufacturing. With our extensive list of process capabilities, all front-end processing is performed in house. Maintaining all MEMS process capabilities in house enables us to decrease manufacturing lead-times while improving device yield and performance.

Rogue Valley Microdevices offers over 50 unique MEMS manufacturing and thin film processes to support our worldwide customer base. Our MEMS and thin film processes are designed to handle silicon wafer substrates, as well as a variety of other material such as quartz, glass and aluminum nitride wafers. Our goal is to minimize process development time, keeping your cost and lead-time to a minimum. We have extensive MEMS manufacturing experience and understand how important it is to have a robust and repeatable process.

Rogue Valley Microdevices is based in beautiful Southern Oregon. We supply services to customers with a wide variety of applications, including those in MEMS, semiconductors, biotechnology and nanotechnology. To contact us, please go to:

About Sustainable Valley Technology Group

Sustainable Valley Technology Group is a unique economic development initiative founded in July 2010 to create a more prosperous economy in Southern Oregon. Sustainable Valley is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization focused on supporting emerging industries commonly not funded by traditional VC and angel investors. Sustainable Valley manages an advanced business accelerator to support the growth of innovative, start-up companies in Southern Oregon. Sustainable Valley receives funding or donations from the Business Oregon, Jackson County, Medford Urban Renewal Agency, Meyer Memorial Trust, the Oregon Community Foundation and other foundations, agencies and businesses. For more information, contact Heather Stafford, Executive Director of Sustainable Valley, 541-414-0000, or Melissa Stiles, Marketing, 541- 779-0569, More information can also be found at:

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