Intel getting into micro-machines

April 26, 2001 | Source: CNET

Micro-refrigerators, mini-tweezers for microbiologists, wireless antenna controllers, new-drug testing systems, and blood-screening sensors for lab tests are the types of products Intel could start producing with its move into microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

MEMS systems are essentially semiconductors with mechanical parts that both harvest data and issue commands based on the data.