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XCOM and IMT Reach Critical Manufacturing Milestone for RF MEMS Relay

January 2, 2008
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XCOM Wireless Inc. (XCOM), Signal Hill, CA, a developer of RF products, and Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), Santa Barbara, CA, a micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) foundry/contract manufacturer, announced that the two companies have reached a critical milestone in producing their RF MEMS Relay product. XCOM and IMT have implemented an effective wafer manufacturing process to produce die in high volumes at low cost. XCOM and IMT have automated wafer-level testing, established critical process controls and enhanced temperature tolerance for soldering. XCOM is now sampling SPDT RF MEMS Relays for size-constrained and performance-critical applications in automated test equipment, RF instrumentation and military and civilian radios.

"We are extremely pleased with the progress the team has made in process enhancements and yield," said Dan Hyman, CEO of XCOM. "Our products are now qualified; as volumes ramp, we are confident that IMT will continue to be a great manufacturing partner with the highest levels of quality and support."

John Foster, IMT's CEO, added, "IMT has partnered with XCOM to overcome the many challenges of taking their design from development and prototyping to volume production."

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