Motion, or inertial, sensors have recently made a dramatic debut in the consumer
electronics (CE) industry, playing pivotal roles in several well-received products.
The industry is, nonetheless, only in the initial stage of understanding the
applicability and usefulness of these sensors, which are more specifically known
as accelerometers and gyroscopes. These sensors will become ubiquitous in our
daily lives, but only when dramatic improvements to the cost / size / performance
envelope are made. These improvements cannot be achieved using the current generation
of sensor technology, especially in the gyroscope arena.
Qualtré Inc. is commercializing the next generation of these inertial
sensors, further broadening their applicability in CE devices like cellular
handsets, personal navigation devices, and gaming controllers. Using a proprietary
high-performance, low-cost technology platform, Qualtré aims to be the
leading supplier of inertial sensors for these devices.