- TOKYO, Japan, August 3, 2011 -
Seiko Epson Corporation (\"Epson\", TSE: 6724) today announced the commercial development of two new series of sensing platforms, based on Epson\'s QMEMS and semiconductor technologies. The new Epson evaluation tools are designed to help developers more easily develop and evaluate sensor applications. The E Series consists of two multifunction sensor evaluation units, while sensing platforms in the M Series are compact, specialized evaluation modules. The new sensing platforms will be available starting August 5, 2011.
\"Epson is delighted to announce these new sensing platform series,\" said Ryuhei Miyagawa, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Epson\'s Microdevices Operations Division. \"By combining Epson\'s state-of-the-art quartz and semiconductor technologies these powerful new products fulfill a strong market need and will provide enhanced value to customers in a variety of industries.\"
Increasingly, makers of both consumer products and industrial equipment want to use motion sensing and control in their applications, to boost functionality for customers and to help differentiate their products. However, many engineers and developers lack the hardware resources and expertise to incorporate sensors into their applications or to wring the maximum performance from the sensor hardware.
To meet the needs of these customers, Epson, a leader in the crystal device industry, offers sensing platforms that combine Epson\'s QMEMS(*1) quartz gyroscopic (angular rate) sensors(*2) with the company\'s semiconductor technology, which spans sensor processors and GPS devices. Epson\'s new sensing platforms combine hardware (a unit or module) that processes and digitizes sensor data and with software that displays and stores sensor data sent to a PC via one of the many wired, wireless and other interface options, these sensor evaluation tools enable even novices to easily evaluate sensors, thus facilitating smooth application development.
These sensing platforms can be used in the development of a wide range of sensor applications, including applications for motion sensing, motion analysis, position sensing, and interfaces. By providing these platforms, Epson is looking to identify the wants and needs of a variety of customers and to expand and enhance its product lineup in the future. In its SE15 long-range corporate vision, Epson has identified sensing as an important growth business. The company will thus continue to leverage its crystal-based QMEMS technology in the sensing of quantities such as time, pressure, and angular velocity, driving further advances in convergence with semiconductor and software technologies, to provide customers with a wide array of device solutions, including products, modules, and systems that are easy to use and that they know they can trust.
More information, please visit Epson website http://global.epson.com/newsroom/2011/news_20110803.html or contact Mr. Eric Chen at Seraphim, tel: 26984660 ext. 215 or email to email@example.com