Company Profile

Umachines Inc (AKA: United Micromachines)
Profile last edited on: 10/21/15      CAGE: 1EKE4      UEI:

Business Identifier: optical networking
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Location Information

2400 North Lincoln Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001
   (626) 296-6252
Location: Single
Congr. District: 27
County: Los Angeles

Public Profile

Formed by a group of Caltech and UCLA engineers, United Micromachines is focused to development and commercial applications for MEMS-based technologies. The firm offers over 40 years combined experience in MEMS research, product development, manufacturing and packaging. In 1999 the founders began to investigate other applications for MEMS devices and soon formed Umachines to pursue the most exciting opportunities, those within the optical networking field. The firm maintains facilities in optical and electronics labs, a clean room and prototype construction, packaging, assembly and test departments. Umachines develops and manufactures optical networking products based on digital 2-D MEMS technology.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2005 2 NASA $820,000
Project Title: Segmented MEMS Mirror Arrays
2005 2 NSF $574,290
Project Title: MEMS Mirror Arrays for Bioimaging Applications
2004 2 AF $759,008
Project Title: Revolutionary Beam Steering Technology for Imaging Laser Radar
1999 1 NASA $70,000
Project Title: MEMS Backside Contact Technology and Data Acquisition for 3-Sensor Flow System
1999 2 Navy $534,006
Project Title: Waterproof MEMS-Based Conformal Shear Stress Sensors

Key People / Management

  Thomas Tsao -- President

  Guo-Dung John Su

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