May 5th, 2008, Hsinchu, Taiwan:
Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) announces today that Dr. Kurt Petersen has accepted the appointment as a member of the Technical Advisory Board (TAB). In this role, Petersen will advise APM on its 8-inch transition strategy, advanced technology roadmap, new MEMS applications and new partnership opportunities.
APM is one of the world’s leading independent MEMS foundry service providers. It is currently running 6-inch MEMS wafer processes in its twenty seven thousand square feet facility at Hsinchu Science Park of Taiwan. APM serves many global customers who are designing state-of-art MEMS sensors and actuators, such as pressure sensors, inertia sensors, microphones, RF relay and optical mirror actuators. APM President, Dr. Ming-Ru Chen, says “APM has been very focused on the foundry business model since UMC and Unimicron made a strategic investment into APM in late 2006. We want to maintain the position of being the top foundry choice for the fab-less MEMS design houses. Dr. Petersen’s appointment as a member of TAB will strengthen our ability to focus on developing cutting edge technologies and providing the 8-inch migration path
for our customers.”
Dr. Petersen is a pioneer in MEMS technology. Kurt Petersen is one of the founders of SiTime. Prior to SiTime, he was co-founder, President, and CTO at Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD). During 9 years at Cepheid, he was responsible for product development and helped guide the company to a public offering in 2000. Prior to Cepheid, he was a cofounder and VP of Technology of NovaSensor for 10 years. General Electric acquired NovaSensor in 2003. In 2001, Kurt was listed by Red Herring Magazine as a Top 10 Innovators of the Year. Kurt holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from MIT. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the 2001 IEEE Simon Ramo medal.
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