Micralyne Announces the Appointment of Mr. Yan Loke as Vice President of Engineering
August 18, 2003
Edmonton, Alberta, August 18, 2003 – Micralyne Inc., a growing and profitable MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) company, today announced the appointment of Mr. Yan Loke as Vice President of Engineering.
Yan joined Micralyne in January of 2003, as Director of Engineering and, in his new role, will expand his leadership position within the company. Yan has the responsibility of managing all customer-driven and internally-defined development projects as well as ensuring Micralyne has sufficient technical and R&D resources to expand its position as a market leading provider of MEMS devices.
“We have been extremely pleased with Yan’s contribution since he joined the company as he has strengthened Micralyne’s ability to serve the technical needs of our customers,” stated Chris Lumb, President and CEO of Micralyne. “Yan has successfully translated his proven track record of managing highly technical projects and excellent leadership abilities to Micralyne’s growing engineering group.”
Prior to joining Micralyne, Yan was the MEMS Foundry Manager for the optical switch manufacturer OMM Inc. As the main liaison between OMM and its external MEMS and wafer foundries, his responsibilities included ensuring wafer quality through lot qualification, managing process and yield improvements and transferring the SUMMIT IV process from Sandia National Laboratories to a well-established high volume manufacturing IC facility. Prior to OMM, Yan was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Institute of Microelectronics in Singapore. In this position, he was primarily responsible for major sensor related projects such as the development of integrated microphones and micro relays with several multinational companies.
“Yan leads a team of over 25 research and development engineers,” concluded Lumb. “This team is the foundation of our growing and profitable MEMS development and manufacturing operations. Under Yan’s leadership, we can further expand our engineering group to serve our widening multi-industry customer base.”
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
1911 – 94 Street
Canada T6N 1E6