This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. The following article appeared in Mohammadi, A, Karmakar, NC & Yuce, MR 2016, 'Post-fabrication selective magnetic annealing technique in standard MEMS processes', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 109, no. 22, 221906. and may be found at https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4971262.