Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Fees invoiced by CMi are the direct costs linked to the processing projects. They may include the costs of consumables as well as equipment usage: Consumables e.g. wafers, masks, precious metals and chemicals supply, tweezers, notebooks, etc. Equipment usage may include booking fees (if any) and hourly rates, that both are a shared contribution to the consumables necessary for equipment up-time. The balance between the booking fees and the hourly rates is adjusted for each processing tool in order to optimize and smooth CMi equipment usage. CMi is primarily a user lab but the CMi staff may carry out manufacturing processes according to the availability of the staff and the equipment. Jobs performed by the staff are invoiced based on real consumption and include consumables, equipment usage and staff hourly rate. Handling, packaging, freight costs are charged for each service.
State-of-the-art processing machines, clean room, other lab equipment.