Micralyne CEO Nancy Fares Explores the Fabless MEMS Ecosystem at SEMICON Taiwan 2011

September 07, 2011

Fifteen years ago creating a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) device and taking it to market was not possible without a dedicated facility. This was the era of the integrated device manufacturer (IDM). Fabless MEMS companies were few and far between as the path to commercialization required enormous investments in time and money.
A more mature MEMS supply chain has since evolved, and industry analysts say that fabless MEMS manufacturers accounted for 23.2 percent of total MEMS revenue in 2010, up from 21.3 percent four years ago.*

About the Presentation
Nancy Fares, CEO of Micralyne, Inc., a leading pure-play MEMS foundry serving high-performance biomedical, telecommunications and industrial markets, will address the evolution of the fabless MEMS ecosystem, an advancement which has closed the competitive gap between IDMs and fabless companies. During her presentation, “From Prototyping to Volume Production—How the Fabless MEMS Ecosystem has Evolved,” Fares will share her vision of the future of MEMS manufacturing—and will address the ways in which fabless and “fab-lite” companies are competing with IDMs in sometimes surprising ways. Fares will present during MEMS Forum at SEMICON Taiwan, Thursday September 8, 2011 from 2:00-2:30 p.m., room 201 DEF, 2F, TICC.

About SEMICON Taiwan
SEMICON Taiwan attracts the world’s leading technology companies who design, develop, manufacture, and supply the technologies to manufacture the microelectronics that drive today’s most sophisticated consumer and commercial electronic products. For more information, please visit: http://www.semicontaiwan.org.

Media Inquiries
Media who would like to arrange an onsite interview with Nancy Fares during SEMICON Taiwan—or who would like more information on her presentation—may contact:
Kevin Mach, Micralyne
Phone: +780/431-4409
Email: kmach[at]micralyne.com

Maria Vetrano, Vetrano Communications
Phone: +617/876-2770
Email: maria.vetrano[at]vetrano.com

*According to “Fabless Firms Expand Activity, Claim 23 Percent of MEMS Value in 2010” by Jérémie Bouchaud, director and principal analyst, MEMS Sensors, iHS iSuppli (June 20, 2011).