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MEMS Manufacturer Tronics Microsystems Expands Characterization, Assembly, Packaging and Testing Capabilities

Tronics Microsystems SA, a global leader in manufacturing custom MEMS components and microsystems for demanding applications, today announced that is has expanded the characterization, assembly, packaging and testing capabilities at its Crolles headquarters. The additional space and new tools strengthen the company’s design-to-manufacturing services and support the supply chain for its customers’ unique MEMS devices.

This expansion, the second in the past year, reflects Tronics’ commitment to providing start-to-finish services for producing highly differentiated, high value-add custom MEMS components. Last spring, the fast-growing contract manufacturer added competencies for MEMS design, and electronic interfacing of MEMS components and upgraded its production facility to 150mm wafer technology.

“Tronics’ continuous strengthening of our productization capabilities provides our customers with improved yields and shorter time-to-market,” said Dr. Peter Pfluger, Tronics’ chief executive officer. “Moreover, our steady growth comes at a critical time in the MEMS industry. It is becoming clear which MEMS producers will thrive and shape this industry in the years ahead. Our expansions and unmatched expertise in taking diverse, custom MEMS components from design to implementation demonstrate that we are among those leaders.”

The recent expansion, which Tronics paid for with growing revenues and support from investors in 2006, further differentiates the company from MEMS foundries and the majority of MEMS producers who concentrate primarily on wafer processing. As a strategic partner for customers who rely on it to provide real-world products, Tronics collaborates with them from start to finish providing:

  • Product development including modeling, simulation and characterization
  • Development support for MEMS electronic interfaces
  • Custom assembly, packaging and testing
  • Manufacturing and delivery of qualified, packaged and tested components to customer specifications
  • Managing the supply chain for its clients, Tronics partners with sub-contractors to provide all the features required for its customers’ strategic components.

Tronics is also uniquely positioned in the MEMS industry because of its focus on producing highly differentiated custom MEMS devices for customers’ demanding applications such as in the medical, life sciences, instrumentation, aerospace and other industries around the world.

Founded in 1997 to meet the growing need for custom components, the company has continuously developed a wide range of product capabilities, including high-performance inertial sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, and miniature pressure sensors. It is also developing a leading expertise in the emerging markets for micro-fluidics devices and lab-on-chips.

In addition to developing customers’ concepts into manufactured products, Tronics’ also translates MEMS technologies developed by third-party organizations into real-world components and customizes its existing product platforms to new customer specifications.

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