Micralyne Announces Sponsorship of COMS 2004 in Edmonton

April 21, 2004

Edmonton, Alberta, April 21, 2004 – Micralyne Inc., one of the few profitable pure MEMS manufacturers in the world, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 9th Annual Conference on the Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems (COMS 2004) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 29 – Sept. 2, 2004.

COMS is the foremost international conference on the commercialization of microsystems and nanotechnology, bringing together key business and technical professionals from every segment of the supply chain. Over 400 local, national and international delegates are expected to converge on the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton during the three and half day conference. NanoMEMS Edmonton, Greater Edmonton’s small tech industry organization, will co-host the event with MANCEF (Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation).

Micralyne’s contribution to COMS will comprise of both cash and in-kind donations, including hosting a Tour and Alberta BBQ at its state-of-the-art facility the evening of Monday, August 30th. “Micralyne is proud to see COMS return to Alberta, Canada where the conference series first began 10 years ago. Edmonton, and indeed Canada, is establishing a critical mass of small tech activity. Thus, it’s a perfect time to bring COMS to Canada and share with the world our experience and knowledge, while at the same time tapping into new international networks and interacting with global leaders from the Nano and MEMS community.” says Chris Lumb, President and CEO of Micralyne Inc. and one of four COMS 2004 conference Co-directors.

Leigh Hill, COMS 2004 Conference Manager, emphasizes that companies like Micralyne are crucial to helping Canada maintain a leadership position internationally for MEMS development and commercialization. “We are pleased to partner with industry leaders such as Micralyne to bring to Edmonton the world’s only conference dedicated to the commercialization of nano and microsystems technology,” says Hill. “This conference will shine an international spotlight on Greater Edmonton’s emerging nano and microsystems cluster and the exciting work our region’s industry participants and researchers are engaged in.”

The conference kicks off on the evening of Aug. 29 with a “Welcome Reception” at the historic Fairmont Hotel McDonald, which overlooks the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley in downtown Edmonton. The deadline for submitting abstracts for those interested in presenting their ideas is May 21, 2004.

About Micralyne
Micralyne develops and manufactures microfabricated and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems)-based products. Micralyne is one of the largest independent companies in the world that manufactures MEMS in high volumes. MEMS technology is built on the premise of making industrial components smaller, faster and less expensive and facilitates radical improvements in the miniaturization of electronic and mechanical devices. These types of devices are used in many industries including communications, automotive, aerospace, and life sciences. More specifically, Micralyne’s micron-scale solutions (i.e. 1000 microns = 1 millimetre) are found in automotive emission sensors, optical switching technology in telecommunication networks, lab-on-a-chip devices for drug discovery, and commercial press equipment for printing today’s most popular magazines. Micralyne is a profitable and growing company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

For further information contact:
Mr. Chris Lumb
President & CEO
Micralyne Inc.
1911 – 94 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
clumb@micralyne.com