Micralyne Gives ITAC Board of Governors Inside Look at Making of World’s Smallest Mechanical Structures

September 19, 2011

CEO Nancy Fares hosts Preston Manning, executives from AMD, IBM, Microsoft, Xerox, other ITAC members during foundry tour

EDMONTON, Alberta– Micralyne, one of the world’s leading foundries of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), makes some of the smallest actuators, sensors and 3D mechanical structures in existence. Fabricating MEMS and microfluidic components for commercial bio-analytical instrumentation, miniaturized drug-delivery devices, infrared (IR) imaging light sensors, and high-precision sensing devices for oil and gas exploration, to name a few, Micralyne will participate in The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Board of Governors meeting, September 20-21, 2011.

“The Canadian information and technologies industry represents a vitally important segment of the national economy”

Micralyne CEO Nancy Fares, a director of the ITAC Board of Governors, will lead Micralyne’s participation in several events: the Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) luncheon; media launch; Alberta Tech Council ICT Showcase; Board of Governors Dinner—at which former Canadian MP Preston Manning, now president and CEO of the Manning Centre, will speak; and, tours of Micralyne.

“The Canadian information and technologies industry represents a vitally important segment of the national economy,” said Nancy Fares, president and CEO of Micralyne, Inc. “ITAC companies are leading the way in job growth, R&D innovation and revenue generation, laying a fertile foundation for continued advancement. I am so pleased that the Alberta technology community will host the ITAC Board of Governors this year. This lends us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our collective capabilities and achievements.”

About ITAC

The Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technologies (ICT) industry. ITAC represents a diverse ICT community spanning telecommunications and Internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content. ITAC’s community of companies accounts for more than 70 percent of the 572,000 jobs, $140.5 billion in revenue, $6.0 billion in R&D investment, $31.4 billion in exports and $11.4 billion in capital expenditures that the ICT industry contributes annually to the Canadian economy. ITAC is a prominent advocate for the expansion of Canada’s innovative capacity and for stronger productivity across all sectors through the strategic use of technology.

For more information on the ITAC Board of Governors events, please visit: http://itac.ca/events/alberta_ict_showcase.

About Micralyne

Micralyne is one of the world’s largest independent MEMS foundries. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne serves a diverse customer base, from innovative Fortune 100 companies to high-tech start-ups. With a proven MEMS 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.


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