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Kionix's 6-Axis Accel-Gyro Combo Sensors at Industry-Leading Low Power Consumption

Ithaca, NY and Kyoto, Japan – June 15, 2016 – Kionix, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of MEMS solutions, announces immediate sample availability of two new flagship 6-axis Accelerometer-Gyroscope combos: the KXG07 and the KXG08. "Our new products represent a significant technological leap forward in reducing the power consumption of 6-axis solutions," says Nader Sadrzadeh, President and CEO of Kionix. "High power consumption has traditionally hindered the adoption rate of gyros across a variety of platforms. Kionix has now eliminated this barrier, benefiting applications in Mobile, Gaming, IoT, and Wearables where power is most critical."

The KXG07 and KXG08 incorporate a newly developed, proprietary technology which dramatically lowers the power consumption of the gyroscope. The KXG08 is packaged in a conventional 2.5mm x 3mm x 0.9mm 14-pin LGA, while the KXG07 is offered in a 3mm x 3mm x 0.9mm 16-pin LGA package with footprint compatible with many of Kionix's discrete accelerometers. These new solutions enable full high-speed operation of the onboard accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensor at industry-leading low-power consumption levels as low as 0.2mA. This reduces sensor power consumption over comparable devices and brings the combined operation of the gyroscope and accelerometer to levels traditionally associated with standalone accelerometers. These products include synchronization functionality, a 4,096-byte buffer and support for controlling and acquiring data from external sensors.

For more information, please contact:
John Chong
Vice President of Product and Business Development
Kionix, Inc.

About Kionix
Kionix, Inc., a ROHM Group Company, is a global MEMS 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.