During the recently-held MEMS Executive Congress, mCube, a maker of microelectromechancial systems (MEMS) motion sensors, achieved three awards including being named “MEMS Start-up of the Year.”
The award for best start-up – voted on by colleagues, partners, suppliers and customers – is given to businesses that have made positive and substantive impact on the world through MEMS/sensor technology.
“mCube is the only newcomer in the MEMS motion sensors for consumer applications market in the past 5 years which really managed to go into large volume,” said Jérémie Bouchaud, senior director for MEMS & Sensors at IHS Technology. “mCube is the only supplier in production today in this segment with a radically different manufacturing process – monolithic integration of the MEMS above the ASIC – which provides mCube with an advantage in terms of cost and size.”
IHS Technology estimates that mCube shipped 30 million accelerometers in 2013 mostly to the Chinese market where it supplies accelerometers and other MEMS for handset manufacturers and in the future for wearable devices.
mCube’s accelerometers was runner-up for “Best MEMS/Sensor Device of the Year” and its software based gyroscope, iGyro, took first place in the MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase during the conference.