Olympus Optical forms MEMS division

Sept. 10, 2003 — Olympus Partnership Development Group Ltd. announced that its parent company, Tokyo-based Olympus Optical Co. Ltd. of Japan, has formed a new MEMS Technology Division, according to a news release.


The new division unifies all of Olympus Optical’s MEMS activities, including research, development and foundry services. As part of the reorganization, facilities for MEMS assembly will be increased by 30 percent and R&D will get a greater focus, the release said.


Olympus Partnership Development Group, based in San Jose, Calif., sets up alliances with other companies in order to develop and commercialize Olympus’ MEMS-related technologies.


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