Baolab is a fabless semiconductor company which designs and manufactures MEMS products using Baolab’s unique ‘Inside CMOS’ NanoEMS technology. (NanoEMS = Nano-scale Embedded Mechanical Systems). This unique patented technique enables the integration of one or more MEMS devices together with the analogue and digital control electronics on a single chip, using a standard CMOS fabrication process. Dramatic cost savings and size reductions are realized, compared with conventional MEMS production techniques. The initial product family is motion sensors for mobile phones and portable consumer products.
Markets served: Primary strategic focus: Mobile communications and portable consumer products. The technology is also applicable to automotive, industrial medical and military markets.
Competitive Advantages: - “Smaller, thinner & integrated MEMS devices at lower cost” using Baolab’s disruptive MEMS fabrication technology. - Baolab’s NanoEMS technology uniquely integrates MEMS devices ‘ Inside CMOS’ using a standard CMOS process flow and standard packaging - A fundamental technology advance removes the need for the dedicated MEMS semiconductor manufacturing process and the costly stacking and packaging techniques associated with today’s MEMS solutions. - Results in smaller, thinner, ultra-low cost, high sensitivity MEMS devices with larger volume production capacity - Facilitates integration of multiple sensors with sensor fusion control electronics - Enables true single-chip solutions: MEMS functions directly integrated onto system-on- chip devices