Micralyne Broadens MEMS Process Capability to Enable Miniaturized Low-Power Gas Sensor Applications


EDMONTON, Alberta, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Micralyne Inc., a leading manufacturer of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and sensor supplier, announces the availability of standard silicon process technologies and process modules for the development and production of gas sensors. These new capabilities expand existing standard MEMS building blocks and provide the designer with miniaturized, low-power gas sensing structures required to address current Gas Sensors market trends.

The Gas Sensors market is changing dramatically; driven by new large-volume consumer applications such as smart IoT enabled wearables and regulatory changes related to environmental air quality. Incumbent gas sensing technologies are experiencing new technical challenges such as dramatic size reduction, low power, increased selectivity, detection of different types of gases, and wide operating temperatures. “In the last several years, we have seen a growing demand for standard building blocks such as platinum micro heaters and specialty films that sense the presence of various gases”, said Collin Twanow, VP of Technology. 

“Micralyne’s response to this emerging market need is a set of standard processes that enable designers to quickly move from a gas sensor concept to mass production. Micralyne has been manufacturing similar structures in production volumes for flow sensing for over a decade” – Mr. Twanow added.  

Micralyne started providing standard processes and MEMS building blocks in 2006 with an effort to lower the development costs and accelerate time to market of sensor products.   With the 2012 introduction of MicraGem-Si and subsequent release of MicraSilQ, Micralyne has maintained a focused commitment to enable MEMS process standardization for silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and wafer level packaging (WLP). 

“The gas sensing technologies announced today will follow in the footsteps of MicraGem-Si and MicraSilQ by providing silicon proven processes that can be configured for a variety of gas sensing structures and accelerate time-to-market for our customers”, said Paul Pickering, Micralyne VP of Business Development.

Micralyne will be exhibiting at Sensors Expo booth #333, San Jose, California June 27-29, 2017. Micralyne representatives will be showcasing the enhanced gas sensor technology during the event and are available to meet with interested parties at the Expo.  

Please visit www.micralyne.com for additional contact information or to arrange a meeting. 

About Micralyne Inc.
Micralyne is one of the world’s leading independent developers and manufacturers of MEMS and micro-fabricated products. Serving the worldwide growth in sensor applications, Micralyne is a key provider of MEMS sensors and other micro-structures that differentiate exciting applications such as IoT devices, medical technologies and optical communications.

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Micralyne’s diverse customer base includes Fortune 500 companies, mid-range industrial and biomedical companies, and pioneering high-tech start-ups. With a proven manufacturing track record and a rich development history, Micralyne commercializes complex MEMS devices to enable the intelligence and interactivity of its customers’ products. In January of 2015, Micralyne was acquired by FTC Technologies.

Micralyne Inc.
1911 – 94 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6N 1E6
Phone: 780-431-4400
Fax: 780-431-4422

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