Colibrys and Coventor collaborate on development of MEMS devices

Nov. 28, 2001--Colibrys SA and Coventor Inc. have entered into Joint Development and Preferred Manufacturing Partnership agreements for the development of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

Nov. 28, 2001--Colibrys SA and Coventor Inc. have entered into Joint Development and Preferred Manufacturing Partnership agreements for the development of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). The partners will focus initially on MEMS for optical communications, developing device building blocks that can be applied across many optical applications.

The first demonstrations of their common design and process technology platform will be steerable mirror arrays and optical shutters. Evaluation samples and performance data are scheduled for the first quarter of 2002. Mirror arrays and shutters can be configured into products such as small- and large-scale optical switches, optical add/drop multiplexers, channel equalizers, and attenuators.

In addition Colibrys SA also announced today the selection of CoventorWare as their software of choice for MEMS and MOEMS (micro-optical-electromechanical systems). Beginning immediately, Colibrys will use CoventorWare to develop custom MEMS for optical telecom as well as for MEMS diffractive optics, accelerometers, and sensors.

Colibrys' goal is an integrated design and manufacturing environment that offers one-stop MEMS solutions.

Colibrys SA (Neuchâtel, Switzerland) supplies Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and components, Micro Optical Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) and Micro-optical components. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.colibrys.com.

Coventor Inc. (Cary, NC) provides CoventorWare software for MEMS device and system design; MEMS Development Platforms that can be integrated into systems; and Ready-to-Fab Solutions for placement directly into MEMS and microfluidics-enabled communications and biotechnology products. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.coventor.com.

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