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MEMSIC Ships Over a Billion MEMS Sensors

Release Time:2016.05.11

MEMSIC, Inc., today announced the shipment of its 1 Billionth MEMS sensor. MEMSIC's products, ranging from accelerometers to sophisticated inertial guidance systems, are used in a wide variety of applications including automotive safety systems, avionics, industrial controls, and consumer electronics.

MEMSIC's patented thermal MEMS technology is unique in that it enables the industry's first and only monolithic accelerometers, where both the MEMS sensor and the signal processing circuitry are implemented together on the same CMOS die.

There are a number of unique benefits of this technology that have enabled tremendous commercial success across a number of different markets and applications. For example, the MEMSIC technology has no moving parts or resonance error, providing industry leading vibration and shock tolerance (up to 200,000g), and excellent reliability. This is critical for challenging environments such as automotive, construction equipment, UAV's, and other applications where high performance and ruggedness are critical.

In addition, the monolithic manufacturing process, combined with state-of-the-art wafer bonding and wafer level packaging, make it the most advanced technology in the industry from a cost and size perspective. MEMSIC has developed the first and only monolithic, wafer-level packaged three-axis MEMS accelerometer, lowering costs by approximately 60%, and reducing solution size by 50%. Leading adopters include an array of mobile consumer devices such as smartphones, tablets, toys, and wearable devices.

Another leading technology in MEMSIC's portfolio is AMR magnetic sensor technology. MEMSIC's portfolio of magnetic sensors integrates a three-axis AMR magnetic sensor plus signal-processing circuitry, all in an extremely small form factor as small as 1.2x1.2x0.5mm.  MEMSIC's breakthrough AMR technology has widened the full scale range to ± 30 Gauss, while nearly eliminated issues with noise, and enabling 1º precision for electronic compasses. One of the unique differentiators of MEMSIC's technology is its tolerance to very high interfering fields, virtually eliminating the requirement for “figure 8” user calibration. In 2016, MEMSIC received Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation Award for their AMR technology. 


MEMSIC Semiconductor is a world's leading MEMS technology solution provider. MEMSIC provides customers with one-stop solutions from MEMS sensor chips, software algorithms to application solutions. MEMSIC’s stable and mass-produced products include the globally unique thermal accelerometers, capacitive accelerometers, AMR magnetometers, low-power consumption Hall switches and more, which are widely used in automotive, industrial, medical, wearable, smart home, and consumer electronics applications, providing people with a more intelligent, reliable and safe technological experience by sensing the displacement and motion changes of the physical world. Sensing the beautiful life with MEMSIC. For more information, please visit www.memsic.com or follow us on WeChat and LinkedIn.