Kionix, Inc. Kionix, Inc. is a global leader in the design and fabrication of high-performance, silicon-micromachined MEMS inertial sensors.

With its acquisition by ROHM Co., Ltd. of Japan on November 16, 2009, Kionix is positioned well to carry on its corporate mission to bring the best in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensor technology to the global marketplace.

Kionix, Inc.In leveraging ROHM’s resources as a leading semiconductor company with Kionix’s expertise in MEMS inertial sensors, Kionix, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ROHM, has access to ROHM’s vast resources to advance its technology and innovate new features, sustain its growth while reducing costs, and expand its global reach through an established and thriving international customer base. The Company continues to operate as Kionix, advancing the Kionix brand, and its products continue to be produced at its headquarters facility in Ithaca, New York, USA. Kionix’s commitment to customers in sales, development support, integration expertise, and pricing remains whole and paramount.

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.

Kionix, Inc.Product innovations developed by Kionix include inertial sensors, microfluidic systems, microrelays, and micromirror arrays. Today, Kionix is responding to existing product applications and creating new product opportunities in industries as diverse as automotive, consumer electronics, biotechnology, wireless communications, and pharmaceutical research.

Further supporting Kionix's success are an experienced staff, an extensive portfolio of licensed and internally-developed intellectual property, and 68,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing facilities containing the world's most advanced MEMS fabrication equipment. Kionix is ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 registered.

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