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March 31, 2015 8:21 AM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

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
Co-Founder, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice 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 Announces the Thinnest Class of Accelerometers

Kionix, Inc. announced first ultra-thin full-functional tri-axis accelerometers: the KX112 [2] (2x2x0.6mm) and KXCJB [3] (3x3x0.45mm). The KX112 is part of Kionix's family of tri-axis accelerometers. It is the thinnest 2x2 accelerometer available, measuring only 2mm x 2mm x 0.6mm thick, making it particularly well-suited for the compact designs required in the health, medical and wearable markets. Remarkably, in addition to its ultra-thin compact design, it is one of the most full-featured accelerometers available. With 16-bits of resolution and excellent stability, it features built-in digital algorithms for detecting motion for power management, free fall for device protection or warranty monitoring, an orientation engine for portrait/landscape detection, and tap/double-tap for user interface functionality. It also incorporates Kionix's FlexSet technology, allowing fine granularity for balancing power and performance. Most notably, the KX112 has the large FIFO/FILO buffer available on a mass-produced accelerometer. With 2,048 bytes available, the rest of the system can sleep while it's recording more data than any other accelerometer on the market, enabling superior power-savings and event context. The KXCJB is the thinnest accelerometer available in any footprint, measuring just 3mm x 3mm x 0.45mm thick. It supports the drive for thinner smartphones, tablets, PCs and hard disk drives as well as compact wearables such as activity monitors and smartwatches. The unique form-factor is half the thickness of most accelerometers on the market. This brings the ability to embed motion detection and motion sensing capabilities into a host of new devices such as badges, access cards, and payment/smart cards, while also opening up possibilities of maintaining low profiles when mounting on or in glass, plastic and other thin structures.

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.

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