MEMS Technology Center in Final Construction Phase

The Richard Desich SMART Commercialization Center for Microsystems, a research and development center for producing sophisticated MicroElectricalMechanicalSystems technology, is moving closer to a scheduled 2013 opening. SMMA provided architecture and engineering design services for two class 1000 and two class 100 clean rooms and a lab suite at the Center.

Located on the campus of Lorrain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, the three-story, 46,000-square-foot Center will be a multi user, open source facility for university and industry partners to access state-of-the-market equipment and commercialization support in sensor packaging, testing/reliability, and advanced life simulation.

The laboratory and clean room spaces will allow companies to develop new technology and for students to learn the sensor industry in a hands-on way. “Sensor technology is an estimated $75 billion and growing industry, an industry that could revolutionize life as we know it,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church said. “We believe the existence of the SMART Center will encourage corporate collaboration and attract businesses to Northeast Ohio and spur the creation of new entrepreneurial companies.”