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Micralyne and University of Alberta Partner to Expand Regional Nanotechnology Capability

09-04-2009 07:03 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Micralyne Inc.

MEMS Foundry

MEMS Foundry

Micralyne, a world-leading MEMS product developer and manufacturer, today announced it will be giving Alberta’s nanotechnology industry a “step up” by the end of August with the installation of a unique precision tool in its Edmonton facility.

The state-of-the-art tool, called a stepper, improves both capability and productivity by creating extremely fine features on microsystems products, enabling the development of faster, better, and more efficient life-changing products.

The purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of the stepper will be managed through a cost-sharing partnership with the University of Alberta. This innovative arrangement enables Micralyne and the University to each acquire capability for a much lower cost than if the organizations acted independently. Additionally, the University of Alberta and Micralyne are working together to build a stronger nanotech industry in Canada by providing access to a key piece of equipment to researchers and industries looking for faster, smaller, more efficient technology.

Chris Lumb, CEO of Micralyne, said, “A stepper is a critical piece of equipment for high-volume, high-precision manufacturing of micro- and nano-systems products and will allow us to better serve our customers. Further, by partnering with the University, we strengthen linkages between the research and commercial communities, enable cost-competitive access to microfabrication capability for both Micralyne and the University, and strengthen Alberta’s position as one of the world’s leading nanotech regions.”

Last year, Micralyne was identified as the world’s largest independent MEMS foundry. “We’re thrilled to be involved in such an exciting industry,” continued Lumb. “This partnership will enable us to continue our growth and industry leadership.”

Formally called the ASML PAS 5500/60, the stepper improves the level of lithography control and geometries Micralyne’s high-tech customers require. “The addition of this tool to our facility is another piece of our technology jigsaw puzzle falling into place,” said Yan Loke, Micralyne’s VP of Engineering. ”The stepper enables us to be more responsive and provide our clients with a much better quality product — faster.”

About Micralyne
Micralyne is one of the world’s largest independent developers and manufacturers of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microfluidic products. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne services a diverse customer base including top Fortune 500 companies and innovative, high-tech start-ups. With a history dating back to 1982, Micralyne develops and manufactures some of the world’s smallest structures for leading high-tech corporations looking for life-changing technology that is smaller, faster, and more efficient.

About the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is a national leader in nanotechnology-related teaching and research. The University is home to the National Institute for Nanotechnology, a joint project between the U of A, Government of Alberta and the National Research Council. The Faculty of Engineering houses the NanoFab Lab, a 1,000 square meter teaching and research facility allowing academic and private-sector teaching and research groups across the country access to more than $25 million worth of micro and nanofabrication equipment. The Faculty of Engineering offers nanotechnology-related programs and options in most Engineering disciplines.

Micralyne, Inc.
1911 - 94 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
Fax: 780-431-4422
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