December 13, 2011 – PRWEB — DelfMEMS SA named Tronics as its micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) foundry partner. Tronics will manufacture RF MEMS switches for DelfMEMS, with high-capacity runs starting in 2012.
DelfMEMS considered global — US, European, and Asian — foundry partners, tapping Tronics in Dallas, TX, for its ability to meet process requirements and the supply chain needs of DelfMEMS’ customers. Dr. Olivier Millet, CEO of DelfMEMS, enumerates the foundry’s qualifications: an established wafer fab that has processed hundreds of millions of MEMS chips and special expertise in metal bonding and wafer level packaging (WLP).
The companies have completed several key process transfer milestones, enabling Tronics to deliver samples in early 2012, with volume production following late in the year. Within a few years, Tronics will produce 20k+ wafers/year for DelfMEMS. The high-volume potential comes from the cellular handset market, as well as other possible sectors that could take advantage of conductivity, linearity, and reliability of DelftMEMS’ RFMEMS, said Brian Stephenson, president of Tronics Dallas.
Tronics is an international, full-service MEMS manufacturer with wafer fabs in France and the US, and representation in Asia. Tronics’ services range from MEMS design to high-volume MEMS manufacturing. The company builds supply chains for delivery of MEMS ranging from wafers to integrated custom components. Visit http://www.tronicsgroup.com for more information.
DelfMEMS develops and markets radio-frequency switches based on MEMS technology. Visit http://www.delfmems.com for more information.