Micralyne Wins Edmonton Smart City 2001 Research & Technology Award

January 31, 2002

Photograph of Dr. Chris Backhouse

Edmonton, Alberta, January 31, 2002 – Micralyne Inc., was today named as the winner of the 2001 Research & Technology Award at the Smart City Awards Luncheon in Edmonton.

This award is for a business or organization or individual that has, as a result of active research and development activities, either introduced a new product or service or further developed an existing one leading to successful commercialization or economic development.

Micralyne was also a finalist in the TELUS Smart Business Award which recognizes leaders in bridging education and business, and who have played a significant role in helping to make Edmonton a Smart City.

“The Research & Technology Award is a testament to our staff and their ability to produce world-class technology solutions for our clients”, said Mr. Chris Lumb, President & CEO of Micralyne. “Most of our staff could work anywhere in the world but they choose to be in Edmonton and at Micralyne.”

“There are only a handful of companies like Micralyne in the world”, commented Mr. Glen Fitzpatrick, Chief Scientist of Micralyne, “and we are competing successfully with the best of them. We are very proud that we have been recognized as a “Smart Company” within a “Smart City.”

About Micralyne
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
Micralyne Inc.
1911 – 94 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
clumb@micralyne.com