Silicon Laboratories, a pioneer in the manufacture of high-quality, mixed-signal analog ICs, declared the procurement of Ireland-oriented ChipSensors which is an initial stage technology company that fabricates state-of-the-art single-chip CMOS sensing units for monitoring humidity, gases and temperature.
The technology from ChipSensors will augment Silicon Labs’ proximity detecting, touch and MEMS technology and will widen the performance of the company’s CMOS-enabled sensing devices.
ChipSensors which is a fabless semiconductor firm has an eminent technology and management team with specialists in mixed-signal design and materials science. The company leverages these attributes to be widely exploited in automotive climate control, white goods, wireless sensor networks, security systems, printers, thermostats, food, gas leak detectors and drug transportation.
Previously, sensing devices have been designed employing extensive elements and operational methodologies that require exterior circuits and post-assembly measurements. The company’s unique patented technology allows the combined operations of signal conditioning circuits, sensing devices and RF transceivers with the installation and measurement of memory and microcontrollers in a unique CMOS IC. These in-built units furnish an economical solution for accurately monitoring bulk applications.
Mark Downing, Silicon Laboratories’ vice president of corporate strategy and business development stated that their alliance with ChipSensors will enhance the efficiency and market applications of the company’s MCU and wireless solutions.