From a Manager in an International Fortune 500 Medical Company: MEMS Landscape, Invention, Design, Prototyping
"Dr. Leslie Field and her team at SmallTech were involved in our MEMS product development project from ideation through prototyping and were fundamental in each phase. The landscape assessment was extremely thorough and well-presented. Dr. Field's work during the concept and initial design phases of our project was particularly strong as she is impressively creative and, combined with her extensive experience and background in the field, she delivered a multitude of design options to meet our product specifications. She has a great working relationship with several foundries and worked directly with them to deliver timely prototypes. She is very responsive and proactive and overall a pleasure to work with."
From a Startup Entrepreneur CEO in Optics and Displays: Assessment and Development of IP and Business Strategies
"My company has worked with SmallTech on projects across several disciplines including MEMS, displays, optics, and IP. We have found SmallTech to be a trusted advisor to and integral extension of our company. SmallTech's core team represents a unique cross-section across many functional areas and sectors of high-tech and is truly outstanding. I highly recommend SmallTech's team for any company seeking consulting services and technical expertise in the micro and nano-scale technology spaces, and beyond."
Amish Desai, Ph.D./ Sr. MEMS Product Manager, Tanner Research, Inc.: MEMS and Microfluidics Prototyping
"Leslie and I have worked together on several projects over the past 10 years. Her visionary thinking, her understanding of fundamental fluid mechanics, physics, electronics, and microfabrication chemistry, MEMS design, layout and process are, and have been, a tremendous asset and a key driver for successful technology development. She is a very passionate, tireless multitasker, and excels at thinking out-of-the-box to solve challenging MEMS problems. A pleasure to work with!"
From a Large Aerospace Manufacturer: Yield Improvement in MEMS Production
"SmallTech Consulting was a great temporary addition to our internal yield improvement team. They quickly came up to speed on the issue at hand and provided multiple solutions, including several that were quite unique and innovative. Additionally, they were proactive and great to work with! We will certainly use them to supplement our efforts in the future. "
Anthony Natale, M.D./ Prism VentureWorks: Technical Due Diligence
"Smalltech Consulting performed technical diligence for us on a biomedical MEMS opportunity. Leslie and the team were fantastic to work with. They truly are domain experts and brought valuable insight and a wealth of relevant experience. They understood our needs as investors and gave us exactly what we needed, while sticking to a tight timeline. They were able to consolidate work on a number of different highly specific technical areas and present it all in one coherent package. I highly recommend them and would welcome the opportunity to use their services again when presented with the need for technical expertise in the MEMS space."
Jacob Bindler/ COO MET Tech, Inc.: Technical Analysis and Market Research
"If not for the analysis and market research undertaken by Dr. Field, MET Tech would not have been funded. Dr. Field helped not only in dealing with purely technical issues, but also in market positioning of our products and assessment of the competitive landscape. She has very widespread contacts in the industry, and we are looking forward to working with her in the near future."
John Krumme / CEO , Sapphire Medical LLC. /Partner , The Beta Group: MEMS Survey, Invention, Prototyping
"In the early stages of developing a micro-miniature drug delivery system I hired Leslie Field to research the MEMS literature for prior art and interesting ideas. This task was done promptly and thoroughly demonstrating technical depth and breadth, but more importantly it was done with a creative flare and perspective for the overall project goals. As the project progressed, Leslie moved on to the task of inventing micro-valve devices to be used in conjunction with drug delivery systems. Her production here was also top notch, resulting in patent applications on several inventions. Follow-up included vendor search and management for prototype building. Her contacts in industry and academic contacts in specialty fields also proved valuable.
She is a delight to work with because of her enthusiasm and quick uptake of concepts and technology. A thorough knowledge of IP protocol and ability to communicate with both technical and management types makes it a pleasure to do business with her.
I feel very confident in using her on a broad range of tasks as noted and highly recommend her.”
Multinational Corporation: Due Diligence for Investment in the Nanotechnology Space
This Company, pleased with SmallTech's comprehensive Due Diligence work, didn't authorize a website quote (confidentiality concerns), but did authorize their Manager with whom SmallTech worked on the project to serve as a delighted referral for future clients upon request.