MTR 100: Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
Posted by Irina Tabakina
Clittaford Road, Southway,
Plymouth, Devon UK PL6 6DE
Tel: +44 1752 723330
The Case With a heritage dating back 100 years and experience of supplying >20 million devices, Silicon Sensing Systems is a leading company in the development and manufacture of MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers and inertial systems. Its high performance products, CRS09, CRS39 and CRH01 (performance less than 0.3°/hr) provide cost effective alternatives to FOG-based products.
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd. is one half of a joint venture based in Plymouth, UK in the southwest of England. It is a gyroscope and inertial systems engineering development company.
Jointly owned by UTC Aerospace Systems, who are based on the same site in Plymouth, and Sumitomo Precision Products, the company was formed in 1999. The two companies each bring an equal strength to the joint venture. UTC Aerospace can trace its heritage in gyroscopes and inertial sensors back to the Sperry Gyroscope Company which was founded in 1913, giving this half of the venture a great depth of expertise in the field of complex inertial systems and their deployment in real-world applications. Sumitomo Precision Products, based in Amagasaki, Japan, bring a unique expertise in the field of silicon MEMS fabrication.
After 14 years of successful partnership, Silicon Sensing Systems has become a highly respected supplier of reliable, quality products to a worldwide market for a variety of commercial applications. The company is seeing a rise in the interest of the high performance products with many customers looking for a more cost effective solution to FOG-based systems.
Silicon Sensing has 100 years of experience in design, intellectual Property and innovation expertise of the design and development of inertial system as well as being developers and manufacturers of deep reactive-ion etchers essential for MEMS production.
Our two facilities in Plymouth, UK and Amagasaki, Japan have the full range of manufacturing and test equipment to allow all of our work to be done in-house.
Both sites are fully qualified to ISO 9001 and ISO14001.
(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)