Micralyne Enhances Quality Certification to ISO 9001:2000
July 15, 2003
Edmonton, Alberta, July 15, 2003 – Micralyne Inc., a growing and profitable manufacturer of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) components, announced today that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 registration. This internationally recognized standard relates to both quality assurance and quality management. Micralyne has enhanced its quality system to move from the ISO 9001:1994 standard to the ISO 9001:2000 standard, which continues to raise the benchmark for quality and reliability in MEMS fabrication.
“By moving from ISO 9001 registration to ISO 9001:2000 certification, we continue to invest in and validate our quality system,” said Chris Lumb, President and CEO of Micralyne. “As a volume manufacturer of MEMS devices, we are always aware of the need to maintain tremendous discipline in all areas of our operations, and indeed our customers and partners rely on us to do so. Our enhanced ISO registration is a reflection of our absolute commitment to maintain the highest quality in the work we do and the service we provide for our customers.”
“In addition to receiving this registration, our growing customer base offers a significant amount of external validation for our quality system. We manufacture components for customers in several industries including automotive, aerospace and biomedical. These particular industries have some of the strictest quality standards in the world”, said Mr. Len Friedenberg, Vice President, Operations for Micralyne, “and they continue to review our system on a regular basis.”
“As one of the only profitable MEMS companies operating in the world and with the majority of our revenues generated from manufactured products,” stated Lumb, “our customers are assured we can offer them a complete MEMS development and manufacturing solution today and over the long term.”
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
1911 – 94 Street
Canada T6N 1E6