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Welcome to the June Edition of Newslyne, Micralyne's quarterly e-newsletter. The theme for this edition focuses on the international nature of MEMS with an external contribution from Jean-Christophe at Yole Développement in France and an article featuring Micralyne's representative in Japan, Adamant-Kogyo.

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MEMS Around the World
View of Yole Developpement in Lyon, France View of Micralyne in Edmonton, Canada View of Adamant-Kogyo in Tokyo, Japan
Yole Développement
Lyon, France
Micralyne
Edmonton, Canada
Adamant-Kogyo
Tokyo, Japan



Contents - June 2007

:: Message from the CEO
:: Comparison of IC foundry with MEMS foundry (YOLE Développement)
:: Adamant-Micralyne Manufacturing Alliance
:: MEMS Tip List - Choosing a Substrate Material
:: Micralyne News & Events


Message from the CEO

Mr. Chris Lumb, President & CEO, Micralyne
Mr. Chris Lumb, President & CEO, Micralyne
This issue contains a guest column from Jean-Christophe Eloy, founder of Yole Développement, a MEMS industry analyst. Yole suggests that the MEMS industry will continue to grow at a healthy pace for the next 10 years, and at Micralyne we concur with this assessment.

Yole also poses the question of whether a fab 'gorilla' will emerge. If this is to happen, a major manufacturer could have more than 50% of the outsourced manufacturing market, and generate over $1B in revenue. ::Continued...

- Chris Lumb, President & CEO, Micralyne -


Comparison of the IC foundry business structure with the evolution of the MEMS foundry business

Mr. Jean-Christophe Eloy, Managing Director & Founder, Yole Développement
Mr. Jean-Christophe Eloy, Managing Director & Founder, Yole Développement
According to the Taiwanese Institute for Economic Research, the integrated IC foundry business represented approximately 10% of the total IC market in 2006.

The four main players (TSMC, UMC, Chartered Semiconductor and SMIC) together had a market share of 84% and TSMC alone dominated the industry with more than 50% of the business in 2006. The picture is quite different for the MEMS foundry business. ::Continued...

- By JC Eloy, YOLE Développement -



Adamant-Micralyne Manufacturing Alliance

Mr. Ryuichi Furuichi, President of Adamant, with Mr. Chris Lumb
Mr. Ryuichi Furuichi, President of Adamant, with Mr. Chris Lumb
In 2003, Micralyne determined that a major growth opportunity would be an expansion into the Japanese market.

At that time, Japanese companies were investigating the use of MEMS in their product lines and we saw ourselves as the logical manufacturing partner for these firms. One obstacle that stood in the way was the major cultural differences between Canada and Japan. ::Continued...




MEMS Tip List - Choosing a Substrate Material

The following MEMS tips focus on how to choose the appropriate substrate materials for MEMS development and manufacturing.

Written by the Micralyne engineering team, these tips cover a variety of topics ranging from quality issues and silicon doping to handling and thickness implications.
::Continued...


MEMS News, Events & Resources

Micralyne and Polychromix Announce Manufacturing Partnership
Micralyne has announced a partnership with Polychromix, a leading developer of innovative inspection and analysis tools, to manufacture MEMS near-infrared (NIR) devices for the revolutionary Polychromix Phazirâ„¢ product line.
::Read Full Release


Micralyne Shortlisted for MNS Innovation Award
The EuroAsia IC Industry Awards celebrate innovation and best practice in an industry where technical achievement is expected. Visit the EuroAsia Awards website to view the nominee profiles. Remember to cast your vote!
::EuroAsia Awards


Yole's New MEMS Foundry Ranking reveals dramatic growth, key differences
The highly respected French market research firm Yole Développement reports that global MEMS foundry and contract manufacturing grew at a rate of 35% in 2006 - and the firm predicts similar growth for the next 3 years.
::Read Full Release



Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS
Visit the Adamant-Micralyne booth at the Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS in Tokyo, Japan from July 25-27, 2007.
::Exhibition Micromachine/MEMS



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