A wafer level packaging technique that involves anodic bonding of Pyrex wafers to released surface micromachined wafers is demonstrated. Besides providing a hermetic seal, this technique allows full wafer release, provides protection during die separation, and offers the possibility of integration with optoelectronic devices. Anodic bonding was performed under applied voltages up to 1000 V, and temperatures ranging from 280 to 400°C under vacuum (10-4Torr). The quality of the bonded interfaces was evaluated using shear strength testing and leak testing. The shear strength of Pyrex-to-polysilicon and aluminum bonds was ∼10-15 MPa. The functionality of surface micromachined polysilicon devices was tested before and after anodic bonding. 100% of thermal actuators, 94% of torsional ratcheting actuators, and 70% of microengines functioned after bonding. The 70% yield was calculated from a test sample of 25 devices.