Tronics and Thales will collaborate to integrate Tronics' high performance MEMS gyros into key civilian avionics applications

Velizy and Grenoble, France – 28 July 2015 - Tronics, a designer and manufacturer of innovative nano and microsystems, and Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets, will collaborate for the qualification of Tronics' GYPRO3300 high performance MEMS inertial sensors. This partnership will enable Tronics' standard product line to be integrated into certain key applications for civil avionics at the global level, typically in attitude reference units for aircrafts.

Only a few months after the signature of an exclusive distribution agreement with AVNET Israel to expand the commercialization of its high performance MEMS gyros, and a noticeable presence at the 2015 Paris Air Show, the momentum of Tronics' GYPRO® standard product line is accelerating. With significant technological progress made on key parameters, the GYPRO3300 exhibits a vibration survival of ±20 grms, making it ideally suited for highly stable, high-performance applications such as Avionics, Oil & Gas, and Marine.

This collaboration with Thales demonstrates the strong interest from leading companies in these high value-added markets for Tronics' services and products, as well as the relevance of the company's positioning and strategy. With more than 21,000 airplanes in service worldwide and a very high demand for new deliveries over the coming years, the air transport sector represents an important avenue of growth for Tronics, in line with the company's recognized know-how in delivering state-of-the-art solutions for applications with high levels of requirement.

“Together with the Tronics team, we have tested the GYPRO3300 product line intensively for very demanding applications such as Integrated Electronic Standby Instrument [IESI[i]]. The GYPRO® shows great potential for this kind of avionics application,” said Pierre-Jerome Clemenceau, Technical Director for Navigation at Thales Avionics. “With Tronics' expertise in the MEMS field and Thales' experience on certified solutions for air transport applications, we are confident we will obtain very robust and competitive solutions.”

We are glad to see Thales pay so much attention to our GYPRO® standard product line for such a demanding application segment like the avionics market,” added Pascal Langlois, Chief Executive Officer of Tronics. “This new area that we are opening together with Thales Avionics shows the strength of our collaboration with such a reference partner, and will definitely bring more momentum to the sales and strategic initiatives that have been devoted to this field.”

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About Tronics:
Founded in 1997, Tronics is a recognized technological leader in the sector of nano & microsystems with high added value. Positioned at the heart of product innovation, Tronics has technology platforms protected by a portfolio of 25 families of patents, resulting from 15 years of R&D. Addressing high-growth markets relying on increasing miniaturization of electronic devices, Tronics designs, manufactures and sells custom or standard products to the industry, aeronautics & security, medical and consumer markets.

About Thales:
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 61,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €13 billion in 2014. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its unique international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

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[i] Integrated Electronic Standby Instruments compute and display altitude, airspeed and attitude information about the aircraft.

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