New Optical MEMS Platform Will Advance Telecom Equipment Technology

March 22, 2010

Edmonton, AB, March 22, 2010 – Micralyne Inc., a world-renowned, independent MEMS solutions company, has developed an Advanced Optical MEMS platform for the fiber communication industry that decreases the time it takes to bring a device to market and reduces development and operational costs.

“We understand the optical telecom industry’s need for a MEMS partner that can provide a flexible base of process technology, development expertise to realize complex designs, and operational experience to ramp products into manufacturing,” says Collin Twanow, Micralyne’s Product Line Manager for Optical Devices. “This technology will enable our customers to address current telecom equipment demands at a lower operating cost.”

The cutting-edge technology addresses two distinct market needs: simple switching and attenuation, as well as complex switching for reconfigurable networks. It proves a cost effective solution for applications requiring low mirror tilt, including VOA, VOA arrays, and low-port-count WSS. For more demanding applications such as high-port-count WSS and OXC, Micralyne has demonstrated the ability to produce highly capable switches from the flexible process platform.

“We see a tremendous opportunity for Micralyne’s Advanced Optical MEMS platform in the Asian market,” says Kenny Takita, General Manager of Adamant Kogyo Co. Ltd. “Our customers will be able to use this platform as the basis for next-generation designs, saving them time and development cost.”

Micralyne will feature the Advanced Optical MEMS Platform in Booth #729 at the 2010 OFC-NFOEC trade show in San Diego, California, March 21–25. A white paper is currently available at

About Micralyne
Micralyne is one of the world’s largest independent developers and manufacturers of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and microfluidic products. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne services a diverse customer base including innovative Fortune 100 companies and high-tech 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 high-tech corporations.

Micralyne, Inc.
1911 – 94 Street Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
Fax: 780-431-4422
Media Contact: Collin Twanow, Product Line Manager, Optical Devices