Tronics forms US-based MEMS biz

December 10, 2008: Tronics Microsystems SA, a custom MEMS components and microsystems manufacturer, has formed a new US business unit to provide prototyping, qualification, and volume-production services for custom MEMS components for the North American market, joining the company’s other operations in the US (MedTech Development LLC) and Europe (Tronics Microsystems).

Operating out of a 140,000-square-foot 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 US-based MEMS development and manufacturing expertise, production capacity and customer support.

“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 US market,” said Peter Pfluger, CEO of Tronics Microsystems, in a statement, adding that the increased domestic manufacturing capacity “will help us accommodate our growing global customer base.”

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.


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