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This paper presents a new wavelet interpolation Galerkin method for the numerical simulation of MEMS devices under the effect of squeeze film damping. Both trial and weight functions are a class of interpolating functions generated by autocorrelation of the usual compactly supported Daubechies scaling functions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that wavelets have been used as basis functions for solving the PDEs of MEMS devices. As opposed to the previous wavelet-based methods that are all limited in one energy domain, the MEMS devices in the paper involve two coupled energy domains. Two typical electrically actuated micro devices with squeeze film damping effect are examined respectively to illustrate the new wavelet interpolation Galerkin method. Simulation results show that the results of the wavelet interpolation Galerkin method match the experimental data better than that of the finite difference method by about 10%.