Sonion MEMS microphone business to be renamed Pulse

July 1, 2008Pulse, an electronic component and subassembly design and manufacturer, announced that its Sonion division, which manufactures micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone technology, is now operating under the Pulse name. As a result, the Sonion entities will undergo a name and legal entity change over the coming months to Pulse. Pulse is a Technitrol company.

Along with MEMS components, Sonion produces microacoustic transducers and micromechanical components for manufacturers of hearing instruments, advanced acoustic devices, medical devices, and mobile communication devices used in hearing instruments, high-end earphones, medical devices, wireless handsets, and other mobile terminal equipment.
“The Pulse name is well known globally for our excellent array of magnetic products, filters and filter modules, connectors, and antennas,” says Alan Benjamin, president of Pulse. “With the addition of Sonion’s product portfolio, the Pulse name will also represent expertise in microacoustics and precision molding and stamping.”

“As part of Pulse, we look forward to joining 25,000 colleagues from around the world,” says Lars Rønn, senior vice president, Pulse MedTech Group. “We welcome the opportunity to continue pushing the boundaries of engineering while maintaining the very high quality standards that are associated with Pulse components.”

Sonion was acquired by Technitrol on February 28, 2008 and became part of Technitrol’s Electronic Components Segment which operates under the name Pulse. Sonion is based in Roskilde, Denmark and has facilities in Poland, China, Vietnam, the United States, and the Netherlands. As part of Pulse, Sonion’s activities related to hearing instrument components, pro-audio, and medical device components will continue as a new group called MedTech. The mobile terminal components and MEMS microphone activities will become part of Pulse’s existing Wireless group.


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