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Tronics Microsystems Announces Formation of Tronics MEMS

December 10, 2008

The U.S.-based company will operate out of Richardson, TX, and offer MEMS development and manufacturing services to customers for medical, mobile media, automotive, printer, aerospace, and consumer applications.


CROLLES, France, and RICHARDSON, TX -- Tronics Microsystems SA, a global leader in custom MEMS components and microsystems for demanding applications, announced the formation of Tronics MEMS Inc., a U.S. company that will focus on providing prototyping, qualification, and volume-production services for custom MEMS components for the North American market.

Tronics MEMS Inc. joins MedTech Development LLC in the U.S. and Tronics Microsystems in Europe to position the multi-national Tronics group of companies to best serve customers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Operating out of a 140,000 sq. ft. facility in Richardson, TX, Tronics MEMS Inc. offers innovative, customized MEMS process and production solutions to customers for medical, mobile media, automotive, printer, aerospace, and consumer applications. Customers will benefit from Tronics MEMS Inc.'s U.S.-based MEMS development and manufacturing expertise, production capacity, and customer support. Tronics MEMS Inc. employs a team of dedicated engineers, project managers, and executive industry veterans, with extensive experience in MEMS process development and high-volume manufacturing.

"The Tronics MEMS Inc.'s team has long-standing expertise in MEMS process development and product industrialization. They will significantly strengthen our ability to provide innovative solutions for the manufacturing of custom MEMS products in the important U.S. market," said Peter Pfluger, CEO of Tronics Microsystems. "Additionally, this increased U.S.-based manufacturing capacity will help us accommodate our growing global customer base."

"Tronics MEMS Inc. was created with the idea of bringing rapid industrialization and high-volume manufacturing expertise and capabilities for MEMS devices to the U.S. market," said Brian Stephenson, President and COO of Tronics MEMS Inc. "The MEMS industrialization and volume-manufacturing expertise of the Tronics MEMS Inc. team, coupled with Tronics Microsystems' excellent reputation for quality, reliable custom MEMS component manufacturing and packaging, allows us to deliver exceptional MEMS development and manufacturing solutions to our North American customers."

Tronics MEMS Inc. will focus on custom MEMS process development and volume MEMS manufacturing. Tronics Microsystems, based in Crolles, France, will remain focused in producing highly differentiated custom MEMS and microsystems for a diverse customer base in the medical, life sciences, instrumentation, transportation, and other industries around the world.

About Tronics MEMS
Based in Richardson, TX, Tronics MEMS Inc. provides prototyping, qualification, and volume-production services for custom MEMS components. Its proven expertise and experience in providing innovative customized MEMS process and production solutions enable its customers to focus on their products rather than the process. Tronics MEMS Inc. is made up of semiconductor-industry veterans, with significant experience in MEMS process development and product industrialization.

About the Tronics Group of Companies
The growing group of Tronics companies provides the experience and expertise needed for global customers to succeed. Collaborating with customers from concept to implementation, Tronics Microsystems, based in Crolles, France, provides solutions and expertise in the development, productization, and supply chain management of custom MEMS components and microsystems. The company is "the No. 1 provider of custom products based on SOI MEMS technologies." Tronics MEMS Inc., based in Richardson, TX, provides prototyping, qualification, and volume-production services for custom MEMS components. And MedTech Development LLC, based in Sunnyvale, CA, provides full-service design and development of medical devices modules and systems.


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