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This letter presents a novel radio frequency (RF) inductor in a monolithic inductor-capacitor circuit developed by using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication technology. The inductor consists of 40-μm-thick single crystalline silicon spiral with copper surface coating as the conductor, which is suspended on a glass substrate. The fabricated inductor exhibits a self-resonance frequency higher than 15GHz, with the quality factor more than 35 and inductance over 5nH at 11.3GHz. Simulations based on a compact equivalent circuit model with parameters extracted using a characteristic-function approach have also been carried out for the inductor, and good agreement with measurements is obtained.