September 22, 2014 4:23 AM ET

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Company Overview of Kionix, Inc.

Company Overview

Kionix, Inc. engages in the design and fabrication of silicon-micromachined microelectromechanical systems inertial sensors. It offers accelerometers and gyroscopes; micro-electromechanical system accelerometers; evaluation kits, such as development kits and boards, and demonstration and evaluation boards; and inertial sensors, microfluidic systems, microrelays, and micromirror arrays. The company’s products are used in automotive, consumer electronics, biotechnology, wireless communications, and pharmaceutical research industries, as well as in hard drive protection, screen rotation, tap detection, navigation, tilt inclinometer, image stabilization, sports/exercise monitoring, computer inpu...

36 Thornwood Drive

Ithaca, NY 14850

United States

Founded in 2000





Key Executives for Kionix, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Manufacturing
Executive Vice President of Strategic Projects
Executive Vice President of Product Management and Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kionix, Inc. Key Developments

Kionix, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Kionix, Inc. announced the resignation of Dr. Gregory Galvin, PhD, CEO and co-founder of the company. The company further announced appointment of Mr. Nader Sadrzadeh as president and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Sadrzadeh has been a member of the company Board of Directors and brings broad experience in the successful leadership of global semiconductor companies. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Sadrzadeh served as Vice President and General Manager of ROHM.

Kionix, Inc. Announces Breakthrough Micro-Amp Magnetic Gyro Solution for Consumer Electronics Applications

Kionix, Inc. announced the KMX61G, a high performance accelerometer-magnetometer sensor with industry sensor fusion software that delivers the highly accurate gyro emulation using just 550uA of power. This represents dramatic savings in power compared to traditional gyros, providing new options for consumer electronics product designers. Now a single 6-axis device can provide 9-axis accelerometer, magnetometer (e-compass) and gyro outputs with a power profile that enables applications previously unreachable using traditional 9-axis solutions. In addition to Kionix's proprietary calibration and sensor fusion algorithms, the KMX61G includes a range of capabilities to enable precise control of the sensor including 512-byte FIFO buffer with watermarking, embedded temperature sensor and a low-power, embedded motion wake-up function. With applicability to the large and rapidly growing smartphone, tablet, and health and fitness devices market, the KMX61G is well-suited to help design engineers achieve new levels of product performance. Key Features and Benefits of KMX61G and KMX61; 5 uA standby, 550 uA full operating power consumption. 3x3x0.9mm package size.User-programmable +/-2g/+/-4g/+/-8g full-scale accelerometer range +/-1200uT total magnetometer measurement range. 512-byte FIFO buffer with watermarking capability. Embedded temperature sensor.User-selectable ODR from 0.781Hz to 1.6KHz. Magnetometer algorithms for auto-calibration and MI rejection. Low-power motion wake-up. Supply voltages between 1.8 and 3.3V. Excellent bias stability over temperature. Bias errors resulting from assembly can be trimmed digitally by the user. Accelerometer, magnetometer and emulated gyro (KMX61G only) outputs with up to 14-bit resolution .Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Emulated Gyro Output (KMX61G only). The KMX61G will be sampling in First Quarter 2013 to qualified customers with unit pricing of $2.50 in quantities of 1,000. The KMX61 will be sampling in First Quarter 2013 to qualified customers with unit pricing of $1.80 in quantities of 1,000.

Kionix, Inc. Announces Thinnest Accelerometer KXCJA

Kionix, Inc. announced the KXCJA, a new low-power, high-performance accelerometer in an ultra-thin 3x3x0.7mm package -- the thinnest available on the market immediately. The KXCJA offers a rich feature set including embedded motion wake-up functionality, power as low as 1uA and exceptional stability. The 0.7mm thin package is perfectly suited for high-volume handset and tablet applications, offering manufacturers an unmatched combination of quality, performance and size. Other KXCJA features include: Low current consumption in all modes: <1 uA in standby, 10 uA at normal resolution, and 135 uA at high resolution; Up to 14-bit resolution for greater precision; A user-configurable motion wake-up function to conserve battery power; XAC sensor with outstanding stability over temperature, shock and post-reflow performance; User-selectable g ranges of +/-2g, +/-4g or +/-8g, as well as user-selectable ODR; I2C Digital Interface; An internal voltage regulator; and Pin-to-pin compatibility with Kionix's popular KXCJ9 and KXTI9 sensors, so customers have an easy migration path to take advantage of the new smaller size. The KXCJA will be sampling in January 2013 to qualified customers. It is available in a 3x3x0.7mm, 10-pin, LGA plastic package.

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