Micromem Technologies Inc. Begins Routine Production of Patented Speed Control Product

TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Micromem Technologies Inc. (the "Company") (CNSX: MRM, OTCBB: MMTIF) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST), announces they released to commercial production the customized speed control circuit designed specifically for GSI Westwind. Manufacturing has started on the initial volume requirements of the client. Fully validated production volume will begin to arrive at our client within 8 weeks.

Steven Van Fleet, President of MAST, tasked with designing and commercializing this product states: "Bringing this technology to market and having our client begin to use it routinely in their day to day order has been exciting for us. Our design team has worked collaboratively with GSI Westwind's team to solve difficult high-speed control problems and challenging available space requirements. Our patented Hall sensors, the smallest in the world, allowed us to position them deep within the client's air bearing motor, eliminating the traditional hysteresis and delay that normally results in speed limitation and overshooting when ramping up the motor speed."

To view MAST's High Speed Control Circuit, featuring the world's smallest Hall sensors (Product SKU 1167-088-001) visit: http://files.newswire.ca/651/Micromemphoto.png

Steve Hockley, Project Manager for GSI Westwind states: "The challenges associated with designing and manufacturing ultra-high speed PCB drilling spindles are considerable, and necessitate using cutting edge technology. GSI Westwind is impressed with MAST's efforts in providing an effective technical solution, which will enable market launch of the next generation and highest rotational speed ever, PCB drilling spindles."

Joseph Fuda states: "This important milestone demonstrates that Micromem has taken a technology through research, proof of concept and into production. Micromem has now reached the stage where it is generating revenue from a finished product."

About Micromem and MASTInc
MASTInc is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Inc., a publicly traded (OTC BB: MMTIF, CNSX: MRM) company. MASTInc responsibly analyzes the specific industry sectors to create intelligent game-changing applications that address unmet market needs. By leveraging its expertise and experience with sophisticated magnetic sensor applications, MASTInc successfully powers the development and implementation of innovative solutions for healthcare/biomedical, natural resource exploration, government, information technology, manufacturing, and other industries. Visit www.micromeminc.com www.mastinc.com.

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