Micralyne Named as One of Alberta’s 40 Coolest Companies:

April 18, 2005

Cool Companies Incorporated Selects Micralyne Inc. as an Alberta-based Innovator
Micralyne Named as One of Alberta's Coolest Companies

Edmonton, Alberta, April 18, 2005 – Micralyne Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems)-based products for companies worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Cool Companies magazine as one of the 40 most innovative and “coolest” companies in Alberta, and has been awarded The Cool Companies Award.

In their premiere issue, Cool Companies identified special companies in Calgary and Edmonton that have a passion for innovation, deliver outstanding products and services, demonstrate exceptional leadership, and have exhibited a commitment to continued growth and success.

One of the primary objectives of Cool Companies magazine is to assist professionals with post-secondary education find challenging career opportunities in Calgary and Edmonton. “It’s a tool to help people find cool opportunities,” says Claudia Sammer, President and CEO of Cool Companies Incorporated. “People want to work for innovative companies, but it’s hard to find them.” In its profile, Cool Companies recognizes Micralyne as a cool company for its leadership in the MEMS industry in development and manufacturing, the great potential of its micro- and nano-technology, prestigious international customer base, employee benefits, and fun perks such as opening day viewings of major motion pictures.

“Being identified by Cool Companies as one of the 40 coolest companies in Alberta is something we are very proud of,” stated Chris Lumb, President & CEO of Micralyne. “This award is really the result of the very talented employees we have working here.” Mr. Lumb went on to say, “We often say we manufacture “cool microstructures” such as implantable drug delivery devices, miniaturized sensors and telecom optical switch systems but this recognizes that the people making these things are really what makes our company cool.”

Additional information about Cool Companies magazine and The Cool Companies Award can be found at www.coolcompanies.ca.

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