SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) July 12, 2019
Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT), a premier MEMS technology and platforms solutions company, announced today that it has opened its first European office, located in Paris, France. The EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) operations are being led by Francois Vieillard, who brings over 30 years of sales leadership experience in MEMS, semiconductors, and optics.
Mr. Vieillard, the new Director of Business Development, EMEA, has spent the last 8 years leading sales of MEMS and MEMS foundry services in Europe. Previously, he worked for such notable companies as National Semiconductor, Toshiba, Cirrus Logic, and ARC International. IMT’s expansion in Europe is another milestone in the ongoing capital improvements driven by the round of investment in the company last fall. The Paris office was set up to better support and serve its growing base of customers within the region.
Since 2000, IMT has been a pioneer in the design and manufacture of Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), with over 500 programs completed to date. MEMS technology leverages the precision and scale of semiconductor wafer manufacturing to make micro and nano-scale structures on silicon or glass that dramatically improve the performance of devices that perform physical functions. The company is the leading independent MEMS manufacturer in North America, partnering with innovative system vendors and fabless device firms worldwide to create and sustain competitive advantage.
“I’m thrilled to bring Francois onboard,” said Craig Ensley, CEO of IMT. “He has diverse global experience leading sales and marketing teams in a variety of semiconductor technologies. Francois will accelerate our strong position as a leading global MEMS service provider (from design through volume production) in Europe and the Middle East regions.”
Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT) designs and manufactures Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and wafer-level optics for sensing and communications applications. The company partners with innovative customers to solve challenging technical problems and deliver breakthrough MEMS-based solutions. IMT is the largest MEMS foundry in the US, serving customers from its 30,000 square foot class 100 wafer fabrication facility in Santa Barbara, supported by a dedicated staff of over 110 MEMS experts. IMT’s extensive experience spans the full spectrum of MEMS, including optics, sensors, relays & RF switches, and microfluidic biochips. http://www.imtmems.com