Microstaq designs, develops and manufactures high-performance MEMS (micro
electro-mechanical systems) silicon valve systems capable of operating in normal
to extreme flow control environments.
Founded in 2000 to bring MEMS technology to the flow control world of automotive
systems, Microstaq is a MEMS-based engineering company dedicated to the
application of microvalve technology to real world flow control systems.
The company is located in Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A., one hour south of
Vancouver, British Columbia and two hours north of Seattle, WA.
Microstaq is a leading company in the design and application of MEMS microvalve
technology for flow control systems.
Microstaq’s focus is to leverage the physical properties of silicon to achieve a
wide range of flow control capabilities in most fluidic environments.
Microstaq, formerly known as Alumina Micro, was founded by Steve Booth and Jeff
Chance. Steve and Jeff were business managers in the automotive air-conditioning
and engine cooling industry. They started the company in western New York to
address flow control opportunities in the air-conditioning and refrigeration
industries. The company moved to Bellingham, WA in 2002.
Microstaq is currently focused on automotive fluid control application
opportunities and invites other industries to investigate partnership
opportunities with Microstaq for valve commercialization in their sectors of
The Microstaq valve is designed to operate in the harsh temperature and pressure
environments typical to many automotive flow control systems.
Microstaq offers engineering design, development and test capability for today’s
flow control industries. Our engineering capabilities include silicon design and
process engineering, computational fluid dynamics for flow control systems,
fluid flow component and system modeling, computer-aided design, product
development and testing.
Microstaq valve technology allows flexible integration of system sensing and
associated electronics for compact, closed-loop intelligent control. Product
integration improves control functionality while lowering overall costs leading
to increased customer product value.