Micralyne Breaks Ground on New Expansion
February 07, 2007
Edmonton, Alberta, February 7, 2007 – Micralyne Inc., a world leading independent MEMS microfabrication company, has broken ground on a facility expansion that will increase its manufacturing capacity to accommodate its growing customer base.
A key component of this expansion is the 10,000 square feet deployment of new manufacturing space within the existing building, which will include both Class 10 and Class 1000 clean rooms for silicon MEMS fabrication, testing, and assembly. An extension to the current facility is also being built for additional offices and meeting rooms.
With this expansion, Class 10 clean room space will increase by 70% and Class 1000 clean room space by 50%. This will position Micralyne for continued revenue growth in the coming years.
“The push behind our expansion is due to an increase in customer demand as well as the need to relieve congestion within our existing clean rooms”, said Chris Lumb, President & CEO of Micralyne. “With the new space we will be able to serve the needs of our current customers plus have strategic capacity available for prospective customers who are considering outsourcing their current MEMS production.”
“Our plans to expand the facility have actually been on the agenda for a while”, continued Lumb. “Our revenues have grown steadily and our employee base has more than doubled to 175 since 2005. Furthermore, with the new space, we will have the room to add new equipment for an even broader product and service offering.”
Expected completion date is October 2007
Micralyne is one of the world’s largest independent MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) manufacturers. MEMS technology is built on the premise of making industrial components smaller, faster and less expensive. Micralyne’s micron-scale solutions (i.e. 1000 microns = 1 millimetre) are found in automotive sensors for control systems, lab-on-a-chip devices for drug discovery, optical switching technology in telecommunication networks, and precise measurement devices for oil and gas exploration. Micralyne is a fast growing company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
For further information contact:
Mr. Chris Lumb
President & CEO
1911 – 94 Street
Canada T6N 1E6