Micralyne Inc., a
leading independent MEMS developer and manufacturer, has announced plans to
collaborate with SVTC Technologies LLC, a leading independent MEMS and CMOS
commercialization company, to develop and manufacture MEMS devices using 8-inch
fabrication technology. This collaboration harnesses Micralyne's proven skills
in MEMS design, process and manufacturing integration and SVTC's advanced technology
development and engineering expertise to provide customer's with a one-stop
shop for design through manufacturing at a competitive cost.
Through this endeavor Micralyne will obtain access to SVTC facilities in San
Jose, CA and Austin, TX to undertake MEMS process development and volume manufacturing.
SVTC brings an extensive equipment set together with a strong heritage of technology
commercialization and engineering expertise. In addition, the SVTC fabs possess
unique capabilities like atomic layer deposition and advanced lithography. Access
to these capabilities will allow Micralyne to meet the growing demands of 8-inch
mems development and manufacturing in a cost effective manner. Chris Lumb, CEO
of Micralyne said "We are extremely pleased to work jointly with SVTC to
accelerate our customers' volume manufacturing needs. Through SVTC we can provide
our customers a cost effective path from development to volume manufacturing."
The collaboration will also allow SVTC to access MEMS process development and
scale up expertise from Micralyne. Dave Bergeron, CTO of SVTC, echoed this saying
"Micralyne is a recognized leader in MEMS process technology and manufacturing.
To have access to Micralyne's extensive engineering resources will help us further
strengthen our MEMS offerings."