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New Chair of CMC Microsystems Brings Leadership in Microsystems Technologies

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CMC Microsystems has announced that Chris Lumb, President and CEO of Micralyne Inc., will serve as Chairman of CMC’s Board of Directors.

His guidance will be instrumental as CMC implements its strategic plan for 2005-2010 to accelerate the development of Canadian-made microsystems for all sectors of the economy.
Mr. Lumb, P.Eng, an Alberta entrepreneur with strong linkages to Canada’s university community, was selected Chairman of the CMC Board.

Mr. Lumb has served as a Director of CMC for nine years and has played a key role in facilitating CMC’s nation-wide delivery of microsystems technologies for research, development and commerce.
"We are very proud to have Mr. Lumb as Chairman, as CMC accelerates Canadian competitiveness in the microsystems era," says Dr. Brian Barge, President and CEO of CMC Microsystems.

"His leadership and expertise in MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) and microfluidics will help to advance CMC’s microsystems agenda, enabling researchers and developers to combine individual technologies for the creation of ‘systems’ that can be designed, manufactured, tested and successfully marketed to companies around the world."
Mr. Lumb graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering in 1982.

He has contributed to all aspects of Micralyne's development, and led its transition from a non-profit to a privately held company, generating revenue growth of 25% per year for the last five years.
Mr. Lumb commented, "As Chairman of the CMC Board I look forward to supporting the organization’s strong role in developing the microsystem industry in Canada."

"Through the support of CMC Microsystems, research in this field is flourishing, allowing companies like Micralyne to be innovative and create world class technologies."
Mr. Lumb replaces CMC’s outgoing Chairman, Dr. Ian McWalter, former President and CEO of Gennum Corporation.

"Dr. McWalter’s distinguished contribution as Chair over the past 12 years has helped to build Canada’s microsystems community, and to guide CMC’s evolution as we prepare to address the new opportunities and challenges of the microsystems era," says Dr. Barge.