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Tronics Enhances Its Custom-MEMS Development Capabilities

April 13, 2007

The fast-growing manufacturer's expansion strengthens characterization, assembly, and testing services at its facility in Crolles, France.


CROLLES, France /BUSINESS WIRE/ --Tronics Microsystems SA, a global leader in manufacturing custom micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) components and microsystems for demanding applications, announced that is has expanded the characterization, assembly, packaging, and testing capabilities at its Crolles headquarters. The additional space and new tools strengthen the company's design-to-manufacturing services and support the supply chain for its customers' unique MEMS devices.

This expansion, the second in the past year, reflects Tronics' commitment to providing start-to-finish services for producing highly differentiated, high-value-add custom MEMS components. Last spring, the fast-growing contract manufacturer added competencies for MEMS design and electronic interfacing of MEMS components and upgraded its production facility to 150-mm wafer technology.

"Tronics' continuous strengthening of our productization capabilities provides our customers with improved yields and shorter time to market," said Dr. Peter Pfluger, Tronics' Chief Executive Officer. "Moreover, our steady growth comes at a critical time in the MEMS industry. It is becoming clear which MEMS producers will thrive and shape this industry in the years ahead. Our expansions and unmatched expertise in taking diverse, custom MEMS components from design to implementation demonstrate that we are among those leaders."

The recent expansion, which Tronics paid for with growing revenues and support from investors in 2006, further differentiates the company from MEMS foundries and the majority of MEMS producers, who concentrate primarily on wafer processing. As a strategic partner for customers who rely on it to provide real-world products, Tronics collaborates with them from start to finish, providing:

  • Product development, including modeling, simulation, and characterization
  • Development support for MEMS electronic interfaces
  • Custom assembly, packaging, and testing
  • Manufacturing and delivery of qualified, packaged, and tested components to customer specifications

Managing the supply chain for its clients, Tronics partners with subcontractors to provide all the features required for its customers' strategic components.

Tronics is also uniquely positioned in the MEMS industry because of its focus on producing highly differentiated custom MEMS devices for customers' demanding applications, such as in the medical, life sciences, instrumentation, aerospace, and other industries around the world.

Founded in 1997 to meet the growing need for custom components, the company has continuously developed a wide range of product capabilities, including high-performance inertial sensors, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, and miniature pressure sensors. It is also developing a leading expertise in the emerging markets for microfluidics devices and lab-on-chips.

In addition to developing customers' concepts into manufactured products, Tronics' also translates MEMS technologies developed by third-party organizations into real-world components and customizes its existing product platforms to new customer specifications.

About Tronics Microsystems SA
Tronics Microsystems is a custom developer and manufacturer of highly differentiated, high-value-add MEMS components and microsystems. Collaborating with customers from concept to implementation, Tronics provides solutions and expertise in the productization and supply chain management of smart components. The company is the "No. 1 provider of custom products based on SOI MEMS technologies." For three consecutive years, it has been ranked among the 200 fastest-growing companies by the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA survey. Tronics' recently expanded production facility includes a 150-mm wafer MEMS manufacturing line and full product characterization, assembly, packaging, and test capabilities. The company is based in Crolles, France. For more information, visit the company's Web site.


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