Kionix Announces New Software Development Center in Finland

Leveraging skilled resources and expertise in the area to broaden its sensor and sensing solutions portfolio

ITHACA, N.Y. and KYOTO, Japan, Dec. 1, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Leading MEMS manufacturer, Kionix, Inc., together with its parent company, ROHM Semiconductor, announce the opening of a new software development center in Oulu, Finland to reinforce their sensor software and development resources. The new jointly formed software development center will expand upon the company's past and current presence in Finland, leveraging the many skilled and available resources in the area. 

Kionix is a ROHM Group Company

"As the ROHM Group Companies (ROHM, Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor) work together in broadening what is already a prominent sensor portfolio, we saw the formation of this R&D center not only as a synergetic initiative, but most opportunistic to take advantage of the existing engineering talent in the area," said Nader Sadrzadeh, President & CEO of Kionix. "The contribution from this team will augment our existing R&D centers and further propel our company as a global leader in sensors and sensing solutions."

About the ROHM Group Finland Software Development Center:


Technopolis Kontinkangas

Kiviharjunlenkki 1E

90220 Oulu, Finland

Date of Establishment

November 1, 2014


Software development and application support of sensor products of ROHM Semiconductor, Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor. Sensor algorithm development, embedded software development and sensor-related application development.

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About Kionix
Kionix, Inc., a global MEMS inertial sensor manufacturer based in Ithaca, NY, USA, offers high-performance, low-power accelerometers, gyroscopes, and 6-axis combination sensors plus comprehensive software libraries that support a full range of sensor combinations, operating systems and hardware platforms. Leading consumer, automotive, health and fitness and industrial companies worldwide use Kionix sensors and total system solutions to enable motion-based functionality in their products. Kionix is ISO 9001:2008, TS 16949, and TS 14001:2004 certified. Kionix is a wholly owned subsidiary of ROHM Co., Ltd.

About ROHM Semiconductor / ROHM Co. Ltd. 
ROHM Semiconductor is an industry leader in system LSI, discrete components and module products, utilizing the latest in semiconductor technology. ROHM's proprietary production system, which includes some of the most advanced automation technology, is a major factor in keeping it at the forefront of the electronic component manufacturing industry. In addition to its development of electronic components, ROHM has also developed its own production system so that it can focus on specific aspects of customized product development. ROHM employs highly skilled engineers with expertise in all aspects of design, development and production. This allows ROHM the flexibility to take on a wide range of applications and projects and the capability to serve valuable clients in the automotive, telecommunication and computer sectors, as well as consumer OEMs.

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