InvenSense, Inc., the leading provider of MotionTracking™ devices for consumer electronics, today announced that its 3rd NF-Shuttle that allows 3rd-party developers to build MEMS prototypes on the company’s proprietary MEMS fabrication process is scheduled to launch on January 7.
The company also announced it is now taking orders for its 4th NF-Shuttle, which is slated to launch in May 2013. NF-Shuttle designs are fabricated on the same NF Platform that produced several hundred million inertial MEMS units for InvenSense.
Fari Assaderaghi, Vice President of Advanced Technology at InvenSense, noted, “Opening our NF Platform, this past May, to outside developers was a precedent-setting event for the MEMS industry. We are finding the decision to be rewarding to InvenSense, universities, research institutions and other MEMS developers that are seeking to accelerate their development timeframes. We are excited about the demand we have experienced to date and are looking forward to increasing our subscriber base over the coming year.”
Professor Bernhard Boser, Professor of Electrical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley, said, “For a DARPA-funded project on next-generation gyroscopes, we were in need of a fabrication process that allows for tight integration of a mechanical transducer and ultra-low noise electronics, and one that would provide silicon in a quick turnaround time. We found the InvenSense NF-Shuttle to be particularly well suited for our needs. Due to our success with the program, we are looking forward to fabricating additional designs on the NF Platform.”