Foundation of the German-Chinese MEMS Smart Sensor Institute

Press release 15/2017

Micro-electro-mechanical systems - MEMS for short - form the basis for a wide range of modern sensors.
On 28.11.2017 the "German-Chinese MEMS Smart Sensor Institute" was founded in Jiangsu, China. The aim is the joint development and industrialisation of new MEMS sensors and systems.

The CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH in Erfurt serves as an example. The independent, industry-oriented research institute was selected because it has been developing MEMS for over 20 years and has been very successfully transferring it into industrial production.

The foundation was initiated by Mr. Chen from the "Der Sensor Group", Prof. Dr. Ortlepp from CiS and Mr. Li as representative of the local government of Jiangning. The "Der Sensor Group" has offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and in Jiangsu and Chongqing, China. The new institute will receive scientific support from Southeastern University in Nanjing. 
The location for the new institute is excellent. Already today, this area with the second highest gross domestic product of all Chinese regions forms a center of microtechnology in China.

In addition, the local government is strongly supporting the expansion of high technology right now. Many of the world's leading producers of electronic devices can be found in this region.

The new institute will develop innovative sensor solutions. The production technologies required for this are developed, scaled and transferred at CiS. The subsequent series production of MEMS components can then take place, for example, at X-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbH. System integration and device construction will then take place in China.
The new institute building should be ready for occupancy within 6 months.

Über die CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH
Die CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH ist ein führender Entwicklungspartner in den Bereichen optische, mikromechanische und piezoresistive Sensoren sowie Siliziumdetektoren. Sie beschäftigt 120 Mitarbeiter und unterstützt Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung kundenspezifischer Lösungen in den Bereichen Sensorik und Mikrosystemtechnik und fertigt diese in Kleinserien. Basis ist die Siliziumtechnologie mit den Spezialitäten: 3D-Strukturierung, Stapeltechnologien und beidseitige Wafer-Prozessierung.

Kontakt für die Presse:
CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, D-99099 Erfurt
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