Kionix is a global leader in the design and fabrication of silicon-micromachined MicroElectroMechanical Systems inertial sensors. Founded in 1993, it is a privately held company located in Ithaca, N.Y. The company pioneered high-aspect ratio silicon micromachining based on research originally conducted at Cornell University, and has a global reputation for MEMS product design, process engineering and manufacturing. Product innovations developed by Kionix include inertial sensors, microfluidic systems, microrelays and micromirror arrays. The company offers one of the industry s broadest families of MEMS inertial sensors including single-, dual- and tri-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes and unique combination sensors. Kionix s MEMS products are used in diverse industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and biotechnology.