September 15, 2003 – Olympus Optical Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, has formed a new MEMS technology division to unify its MEMS activities, including R&D and foundries.
The deal will increase Olympus’ MEMS facilities by 30%, and expand its capabilities to 4-in. and 6-in. wafers, with future capabilities for 8-in. wafers. GM Harou Ogawa will lead the new division in Tokyo, with US operations represented by Olympus Partnership Development Group in San Jose, CA.