Timothy J. Davis
Gregory J. Galvin
TSC MEMBER INSTITUTION(S):
Department of Defense
National Science Foundation
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Kionix, Inc. designs and manufactures silicon micro machined inertial sensors. It offers microfluidic systems, microrelays, micromirror arrays, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and combination sensors. The company serves the automotive, consumer electronics, wireless communications, pharmaceutical research, and biotechnology industries.
UNIVERSITY-BASED RESEARCH CONNECTION:
Kionix’s founding technology was developed by Cornell University engineering faculty. Kionix’s motion sensors are based on more than 30 Cornell technologies that involve MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and motion sensing. Kionix has an exclusive license to the technology from the Cornell University Research Foundation. The company’s founders received their doctoral degrees from the College of Engineering, and two members of Kionix’s board of directors are Cornellians. Several employees are also Cornell graduates.
ROLE OF FEDERAL RESEARCH FUNDING:
The Cornell work that became the technology basis for Kionix was supported by the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.
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