June 8, 2012 — MicroGen Systems Inc. chose X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries to produce MicroGen’s first micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) energy harvesters.
Dr. Robert Andosca, CEO and cofounder of MicroGen, called the selection process for a foundry partner “exhaustive” and praised X-FAB’s technical capabilities, processes and capacity. MicroGen Systems recently received a new NYSERDA grant to scale the technology into mass production and initial product launches.
The process transfer is underway and volume production will begin in the first half of 2013.
MicroGen Systems, Inc. is developing and bringing to market a suite of products based on its proprietary piezoelectric vibrational energy harvester (PZEH) technology, micro-power sources that extend rechargeable battery lifetime or eliminate the need for batteries.
X-FAB is an analog/mixed-signal foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs). X-FAB maintains wafer production facilities in Erfurt and Dresden, Germany; Lubbock, TX; and Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia with approximately 2,400 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.xfab.com.