Micralyne - Leadership in MEMS Manufacturing

Welcome to the September Edition of Newslyne, Micralyne's quarterly e-newsletter.

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Contents - September 2006

:: Message from the CEO
:: Tech Brief: Bonding at Micralyne
:: Micralyne News
:: Additional Reading & MEMS Industry Resources

CEO Message
For this edition of Newslyne I would like to focus on the broader issues that impact Micralyne and in turn the MEMS industry as a whole.
Photograph of Chris Lumb

We just recently returned from two conferences that serve as useful barometers for the MEMS industry. One was COMS 2006, held in St. Petersburg, Florida and organized by MANCEF (Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Educational Foundation) while the second was METRIC 2006 in Pittsburgh, which is organized by the MEMS Industry Group. Both conferences focus on the commercialization of MEMS but attract somewhat different audiences. COMS includes both industrial and academic attendees while METRIC is an industry-only event.

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- Chris Lumb, President & CEO, Micralyne -

Tech Brief: Bonding at Micralyne
Wafer bonding is a very important baseline process for silicon-based microsystem or MEMS fabrication.

It is a method for creating engineered substrates with single crystalline layers to form real three-dimensional structures for capping, sealing and completing micromechanical or microfluidic devices. Wafer-to-wafer bonding involves attaching multiple wafers or substrates together either permanently or temporarily using any number of adhesive technologies. Production capabilities at Micralyne include bonding silicon-to-silicon, silicon-to-glass, and glass-to-glass substrates.

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- By Charlene Chen, Process Engineer -

Micralyne News
Micralyne Selects SUSS for Wafer Bonding Production
Micralyne Inc. announced it has purchased the SB6e wafer bonder and BA6 aligner system from SUSS MicroTec Inc., a leading supplier of precision manufacturing and test equipment for the semiconductor and emerging markets.
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Chris Lumb Named as Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Forty-nine top entrepreneurs who have demonstrated leadership, drive and innovation have been chosen from an impressive list of nominees as Prairies region finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 awards.
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Micralyne Sponsored Graduate Student Wins "Best Student Paper Award"
Micralyne Inc. announced that NSERC industrial postgraduate student, Nasim Morawej, has won the Best Student Paper Award for 2006 decided by the Board of Directors and Technical Program Committee for the International Conference on Compound Semiconductor MANufacturing TECHnology (CS MANTECH).
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Micralyne Chosen as Finalist for 2006 Best of Small Tech Company Award
Micralyne Inc. has been selected as a finalist for the 2006 Small Times Magazine Best of Small Tech Company of the Year Award. The 2006 Small Times Magazine Best of Small Tech Awards recognize the best people, products and companies in nanotechnology, MEMS, and microsystems.
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Additional Reading & MEMS Industry Resources
Some additional websites that might be of interest to you in regard to Micralyne or the small tech industry is:

MEMS Executive Congress -
Join Micralyne on November 6th at the annual MEMS Executive Congress in Scottsdale, Arizona. This one-day event is like no other as it brings together a diverse group of business luminaries from a wide variety of industries.

Advanced Substrate News - A newsletter for the engineered substrates community: engineers, scientists, researchers, designers and technical staff. Learn more about how SOI is entering the mass market and enabling device optimization.

SUSS MicroTec - Visit the SUSS MicroTec Inc. website to learn more about the SB6e bonder and BA6 aligner system recently purchased by Micralyne.

Contact Information: Micralyne Inc.
1911-94 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6N 1E6
Phone: 1.780.431.4400 Fax: 1.780.431.4422

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