A glass vacuum package based on localized aluminum/silicon-to-glass bonding has been successfully demonstrated. A constant heat flux model shows that heating can be confined locally in the dielectric layer underneath a microheater as long as the width of the microheater and the thickness of silicon substrate are much smaller than the die size and a good heat sink is placed underneath the silicon substrate. With 3.4 W heating power, ∼ 0.2 MPa applied contact pressure and 90 min wait time before bonding, vacuum encapsulation at 25 mtorr (∼ 3.33 Pa) can be achieved. Folded-beam comb drive μ-resonators are encapsulated and used as pressure monitors. Long-term testing of vacuum-packaged μ-resonators with a Quality Factor (Q) of 2500 has demonstrated stable operation after 69 weeks. A μ-resonator with a Q factor of ∼ 9600 has been vacuum encapsulated and shown to be stable after 56 weeks.