Tronics strengthens characterization, assembly and test capabilities for custom MEMS

Fast-growing MEMS manufacturer’s expansion increases value add for customers and further differentiates Tronics from pure play foundries

April 12, 2007 — /BUSINESS WIRE/ — CROLLES, FRANCE — Tronics Microsystems SA, a leader in manufacturing custom MEMS components and microsystems for demanding applications, today 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 sub-contractors 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 micro-fluidics 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 150mm-wafer MEMS manufacturing line and full product characterization, assembly, packaging and test capabilities. The company is based in Crolles, France.

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