SMI has a history of expertise in low pressure sensing devices and high-quality manufacturing. The company’s low pressure know-how is responsible for its rising market share in critical automotive, medical, and industrial applications. Its attention to quality has also enabled it to engineer unique new products, including ultra-small sensor, a new “harsh media” pressure die for industrial applications, a single-die co-integrated pressure sensor, custom pressure sensors and miniature sensors in standard SOIC packages.
SMI is one of the few companies with a high-volume automotive grade MEMS production facility in Silicon Valley. Since 2009, SMI has invested several millions of dollars in state-of-the-art MEMS equipment. While we do not operate as a foundry, SMI still provides custom technology development and grants access to its fab. SMI has a history of successful collaboration with various start-ups with products ranging from photovoltaics (PV) and solar to bioMEMS and Energy Harvesting applications.
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As one of the pioneers of the MEMS industry, SMI can deploy your MEMS design and stringent process requirements with the highest quality and innovative processing technologies in today’s market. SMI has its own fab centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley which ensures first class support for biomedical applications to automotive based products and other discrete MEMS designs.
Over the years SMI has developed a wide range of advanced process modules used for manufacturing of its high quality, high volume pressure sensor products. These modules enable SMI engineers to move quickly through the process development and to suggest process parameters that are compatible with a production environment.
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Design for Manufacturability
SMI has designed and manufactured a variety of custom MEMS, including ultra-miniature catheter sensors, strain sensors, humidity sensors, accelerometers, custom pressure sensors and precision capacitive devices. It has leveraged its experience in these areas to bring added value to its core pressure sensor product line.With its high-volume production facility for cutting edge automotive and medical pressure sensors SMI has developed a deep understanding of Design for Manufacturability methods.