Chief Technology Officer Joins ACAMP



    EDMONTON, AB, Sept. 22 /CNW/ -  ACAMP Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT
(Microsystems and Nanotechnology) Products is pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. Kevin Yallup as Chief Technology Officer. In this new role
Dr. Yallup will lead the product development effort within ACAMP to build a
world-class capability in Alberta for the packaging and assembly of micro- and
nano-scale technology devices, turning them into market-ready commercial or
industrial products and applications.
    "We are very pleased Kevin joined our team", said Ken Brizel CEO ACAMP,
"Kevin brings over 15 years experience in MNT product development from Europe
to Alberta. In this role, Kevin will lead the ACAMP engineering team in
supporting companies producing MNT products, through consultation, hands on
design and development of state of the art packaging and assembly
technologies."
    Dr. Yallup has been a key contributor and the project leader on the
original study in the development of ACAMP. Dr. Yallup has a broad engineering
experience in MNT products, prior to joining ACAMP, he has held engineering
management roles in Technology for Industry Ltd., CDT Ltd., Kymata Ltd., BCO
Technologies (NI) Ltd., National Semiconductor and Analog Devices. Dr Yallup
graduated from Cambridge University, UK with a degree in Natural Sciences,
specializing in solid state physics.
    "I am extremely excited to join ACAMP in this new role and eager to help
shorten the path to commercialization for MNT companies." said Dr. Kevin
Yallup, CTO ACAMP," Product development, packaging and assembly of MNT
products are my focus supporting companies throughout the region."
    Yallup's initial focus will be to provide practical industrial
engineering support, purchase specific equipment and hire and help train the
engineers needed to complete the team. ACAMP has established a class
1000 clean room, wet lab, metrology and test lab. State of the art assembly
and packaging equipment is being put in place over the remainder of 2008 and
beginning of 2009 including laser dicing, probers, gluing stations, Flip-Chip
bonding and a host of test and reliability equipment which will facilitate the
challenge of packaging micro and nano-products for prototyping and volume
production for applications in energy, biomedical, agriculture, the
environment, and information and communications technology.

    ACAMP is the result of a collaborative effort between industry,
government and academia to create a path to commercialization for established
firms, small start-up companies and researchers in the microsystems and
nanotechnology (MNT) sector. ACAMP is a not-for-profit company that provides
support in three critical areas of commercialization: marketing & business
development, product development and packaging and assembly.





For further information:

For further information: Media inquiries may be directed to: Ken Brizel,
CEO, ACAMP, (780) 468-2443, info@acamp.ca, www.acamp.ca

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