WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Feb. 26)—Solus Micro Technologies Inc. has opened a development facility in Bracknell, England, to focus primarily on the electronic integration of a new elastomer-based technology. The new plant has a staff of five experienced engineers whose prime mission is to focus on the integration of Solus Micro's Compliant micro-electromechanical systems (CMEMS) tunable optical components with the firm's customers, according to a company spokesman. "They have a lot of expertise in developing electronics capable of interfacing with optical networking subsystems," said Ben Jamison, Solus Micro vice president of marketing. "We expect the facility to grow over time with the addition of sales and marketing staff." CMEMS is more reliable and less expensive than traditional silicon-based MEMS and other available technologies, the spokesman said.