MEMSIC, Inc., the leading provider of CMOS-based MEMS accelerometers/sensors, announced today that it has occupied and qualified its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in the Wuxi New District in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province.

The new facility has an initial production capacity of 500,000 accelerometers per month, which will be expanded to 1,000,000 units per month by mid-year. When fully capitalized, the facility will be capable of shipping 10,000,000 accelerometers per month. The site has approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of environmentally controlled manufacturing areas, which includes clean room facilities for MEMS packaging and device testing. The site is ISO-9001 and ISO/TS 16949 certified. The new facility will also be ISO14000 certified in 2004.

As the only dual axis accelerometer fabricated on a monolithic CMOS process, MEMSIC's products are advancing into OEM automotive applications in addition to opening up many new consumer applications. MEMSIC technology is being used for virtually any application that requires the sensing of motion, acceleration, tilt, or vibration. MEMSIC, Inc. is a semi-fabless IC company that specializes in Micro Electric Mechanical Systems ICs. MEMSIC has developed and brought to market a unique CMOS based accelerometer that contains no moving parts, is fabricated on a single chip and is manufactured on a standard, sub-micron CMOS process.


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