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Kionix, Inc. is a global leader in the design and fabrication of high-performance, silicon-micromachined MEMS inertial sensors.
Founded in 1993, Kionix is a privately-held corporation in Ithaca, New York, dedicated to bringing the latest in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) technology to the global marketplace. The Company pioneered high-aspect ratio silicon micromachining based on research originally conducted at Cornell University and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in MEMS product design, process engineering and manufacturing.
Kionix applies the best practices of the IC semiconductor business and uses industry-standard fabrication equipment and techniques to construct three-dimensional, moving, silicon structures on the scale of modern microelectronics. The Company utilizes a deep-silicon, next-generation, proprietary MEMS technology known as plasma micromachining for its high-volume production. This technology platform enables Kionix to produce MEMS products that are unmatched in performance and manufacturing cost.
Product innovations developed by Kionix include inertial sensors, microfluidic systems, microrelays and micromirror arrays. Today, working with leading corporations throughout the world, Kionix is responding to existing product applications and creating new product opportunities in industriesas diverse as automotive, consumer electronics, biotechnology, wireless communications and pharmaceutical research.
Supporting Kionix's success are an experienced staff, significant private investment capital, an extensive portfolio of licensed and internally developed intellectual property and a 40,000 sq. ft. office and manufacturing facility containing the world's most advanced MEMS fabrication equipment. Kionix is ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 registered.
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