SMI: "Why a new sensor design is necessary"

[Translate to Englisch:] Matthias Hofmann & Jörg Schiffer

The article on the topic "Why a new sensor design is necessary" has been honored by Heidelberger Hüthig Verlag as the “Article of the Month”. The article of our subsidiary Silicon Microstructures Inc. (SMI) based in California/ USA was published in the Electronic Journal May 2017.

Matthias Hofmann, Verlagsvertretung Hüthig, has handed over the award to Jörg Schiffer, SMI / Director of Sales EMEA. Schiffer took the honor in deputy for the author Dr. Justin Gaynor, SMI / Program Management Officer. The basis for the award was the high number of online accesses to the article on the portal

"We are very pleased with the award. It shows, on the one hand, the high interest of the industry in the further development of MEMS pressure sensors and, on the other hand, the article demonstrates the competence of SMI as a manufacturer of robust and ultra-small sensors for applications in the automotive and industrial sector" says Schiffer.

The full article is available here (only in German):

"Cars and trucks are constantly monitoring their environment, both outside and inside. This is made possible by sensors. In fact, the automotive sector is not only the largest but also the fastest growing market for some types of sensors. The demands on quality and performance are constantly increasing."

The article is based on a white paper. The white paper (in English) is available here:


SMI is a member of the worldwide Elmos Semiconductor Group, offering proven solutions to a range of industries, based on application-specific ICs, sensors and complete microsystems. SMI is an ISO/TS16949:2009 certified premier developer and manufacturer of MEMS-based pressure sensors for a broad range of markets, with over 25 years of experience. SMI’s design, production and quality control processes have enabled it to develop both the most sensitive and smallest MEMS pressure sensors available on the market today.

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