X-FAB, Senodia ramp MEMS gyroscope production

October 13, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — X-FAB Silicon Foundries Group and Senodia Technologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd will ramp production of micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes for high-volume consumer applications, following a successful development phase.

Senodia is a commercial MEMS supplier designing and packaging gyroscopes in China. It recently raised its production capacity to more than 2.5 million MEMS gyroscope chips per month.

Pure-play MEMS foundry X-FAB is the front-end manufacturing partner, leveraging its open-platform inertial sensor process. Senodia will then use sensor devices manufactured by X-FAB to produce single-axis and 3-axis gyroscopes. Target products include smartphones, tablets, camcorders, gaming controllers, TV remotes, toys, vehicles, and medical instruments.

Bo Zou, Chairman and CEO of Senodia said, "We chose to work with X-FAB because of its high-performance process technology that enables us to develop products very rapidly and cost-effectively for the market place. X-FAB’s open platform inertial sensor process was immediately available and ready to use for realizing our designs. With X-FAB’s experience as a high-volume MEMS foundry, and our expertise and commitment to help customers develop their MEMS gyroscope applications, we believe Senodia is at the forefront of serving the world’s ever-increasing market demand for MEMS gyroscopes in consumer electronics."

Senodia Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Ltd is a commercial MEMS Gyroscope sensor supplier in China, founded in August 2008.

X-FAB is an analog/mixed-signal foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs). X-FAB maintains wafer production facilities in Erfurt and Dresden (Germany); Lubbock, Texas (US); and Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia); and employs approximately 2,400 people worldwide. For more information, please visit www.xfab.com.

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