Micralyne Vice President Wins Best Submitted Paper Award at COMS 2005

August 25, 2005

COMS 2005 Best Submitted Paper Award - Bruce Alton, Micralyne

Baden-Baden, Germany, August 25, 2005 – Micralyne Inc., a developer and OEM manufacturer of MEMS components, is pleased to announce that Bruce Alton, Vice President Marketing and Business Development, has received the award for the best paper submitted at the 10th International Conference on the Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems (“COMS 2005″) conference in Baden-Baden, Germany. COMS 2005 is the leading annual international conference on micro-nanotechnology commercialization and education. In addition to receiving this award, Mr. Alton presented his paper to over 200 delegates.

Mr. Alton’s paper, MEMS Product Development: A Foundry Looks at its Customers and the State of the Industry, focuses on Micralyne’s recent growth and whether or not this is an indication of an industry-wide resurgence for MEMS-based product development.

Developing successful MEMS-based products has been a challenge over the past several years due to many issues including industry volatility and balancing innovation with standardization. As the MEMS industry has undergone a consolidation phase, Micralyne has overcome many product development challenges by implementing a number of factors that contribute to successful and cost effective MEMS product development. Micralyne has learned, for example, that MEMS product firms should match their design to a foundry’s existing internal standard processes, while undertaking much more due diligence on their foundry partner. In particular, evaluating a foundry’s personnel is critical as those who create a MEMS product differ greatly from those who manufacture them in volume. Lastly, customers must understand or be educated on the challenges of developing realistic timelines and budgets.

According to Bruce, “2005 represents a period of increased operational stability and revenue growth for Micralyne. Industry stakeholders are recognizing what the MEMS industry can and cannot accomplish. The question remains, however, of whether or not this new level of maturity will lead to a new era of industry-wide growth and financial prosperity.”

The COMS 2005 conference was attended by 300 leading experts and researchers from the MEMS industry and served as an excellent opportunity to develop new business opportunities and learn more about the future of MEMS. For more information about the COMS 2006 conference in St. Petersburg, Florida please visit the following website: www.mancef.org/coms2006.htm.

To read Bruce Alton’s paper please click here.

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. Bruce Alton
Vice President Marketing & Business Development
Micralyne Inc.
1911 – 94 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
balton@micralyne.com