May 21, 2012 – PRWEB — Full-service micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) maker Tronics has had China on its roadmap for about 10 years, the company says. In that time, China has moved from a nascent MEMS market to a location where Tronics works for several Chinese customers, especially in gyroscope products.
Tronics has worked with a local partner in the country. Last year, Tronics invested in a joint venture with its Beijing-based distribution partner, naming the JV CHINATRONICS. Also in 2011, Tronics expanded its European headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Grenoble.
The company states that it has “good prospects for continued growth” in China. In 2013, about 15% of Tronics’ overall revenue will come from China.
Tronics supports MEMS projects from design to manufacturing. The company credits its technical skills and experience in gyrometers, and capability to adapt to Chinese business culture, for its expansion in the market.
Tronics notes that local MEMS facilities will draw some MEMS customers in China, but estimates that “a significant window of opportunity” exists for its partnership-based China operations. In one example, Hanking Industrial Group Co., Ltd., recently broke ground on a MEMS manufacturing campus in Fushun City, China.
Tronics is an international, full-service MEMS manufacturer with wafer fabs in France and the US, and representation in Asia. As a spin-off from LETI, Tronics Microsystems originally started manufacturing MEMS in a LETI facility based on the R&D group’s "thick" SOI process, which was transferred to the company. Learn more at http://tronicsgroup.com/.
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