Micralyne and Adamant Forge Alliance to Develop MEMS-based Fiber-Optic Subsystems
July 24, 2013
Companies announce alliance to bring high-performance sensors to market
EDMONTON, Alberta and TOKYO – July 24, 2013
Micralyne, Inc., an independent MEMS developer-manufacturer specializing in high-value applications, today announced a collaboration with Adamant-Kogyo Co., Ltd., a leading supplier of fine precision products for the optical communications industry, for the development and manufacture of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based fiber-optic subsystems. The companies’ joint solutions will serve markets for which a high-performance, ultra-reliable sensor-enabled communications backbone is essential.
Building upon a decade-long partnership in the global MEMS industry, Micralyne and Adamant will leverage their respective core competencies to develop new MEMS-based optical subsystems.
“Micralyne’s strength in optical MEMS component integration in performance-intensive industrial applications complements the subsystem design and packaging expertise of our longstanding partner, Adamant,” said Mike Ciprick, acting president and CEO, Micralyne. “Through our new alliance with Adamant, we aim to lead the industry in quality and reliability for the wide range of applications that benefit from MEMS-based fiber-optic sensors.”
“The global market for fiber-optic point sensors and related subsystems is growing exponentially,” said Yoichi Shimoda, president, Adamant. “In fact, the market research firm, ElectroniCast, has forecast a compound annual growth rate of more than 20% between 2012-2017, reaching US$3.98 billion by 2017. With demand for high-performance MEMS sensors especially strong—and with Micralyne so proficient there—we will work in partnership to map out the best possible solutions for this market.”
Micralyne is one of the world’s leading independent developers and manufacturers of MEMS and microfluidic-based products. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne services a diverse customer base, spanning Fortune 100 companies and innovative start-ups. With a proven manufacturing track record and a rich development history dating back to 1982, Micralyne has helped to pioneer the MEMS industry by creating some of the world’s smallest mechanical structures for leading corporations. More information can be found at: www.micralyne.com.
Founded in 1957, Adamant supplies the optical communication industry with fine-precision products processed at submicron levels. Leveraging its strength in ICT (Information and Communication Technology), the company offers a wide range of essential networking products, such as ferrules and sleeves, which are critical and indispensable to optical networks. Adamant’s portfolio of products and services spans fiber-optic components, optical fiber current sensors, low-temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC), liquid crystal displays (LCDs), precision processing technologies, and MEMS (through a partnership with Micralyne). More information can be found at: www.adamant-kogyo.com.