September 23, 2008: ACAMP, the Alberta Centre for Advanced Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MNT) products has appointed Dr. Kevin Yallup as chief technology officer, to lead the center’s product development efforts to build a world-class capability in Alberta for the packaging and assembly of micro- and nano-scale technology devices, turning them into market-ready commercial or industrial products and applications.
“We are very pleased Kevin joined our team,” said Ken Brizel CEO of ACAMP. “Kevin brings over 15 years experience in MNT product development from Europe to Alberta. In this role, Kevin will lead the ACAMP engineering team in supporting companies producing MNT products, through consultation, hands on design and development of state of the art packaging and assembly technologies.”
Yallup’s initial focus will be to provide practical industrial engineering support, purchase specific equipment and hire and help train the engineers needed to complete the team. ACAMP has established a class 1000 clean room, wet lab, metrology and test lab. State of the art assembly and packaging equipment is being put in place over the remainder of 2008 and beginning of 2009 including laser dicing, probers, gluing stations, Flip-Chip bonding and a host of test and reliability equipment which will facilitate the challenge of packaging micro and nano-products for prototyping and volume production for applications in energy, biomedical, agriculture, the environment, and information and communications technology.