Cambridge CMOS Sensors deliver the world's smallest gas sensor


07-07-2014

Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCS) announced today that it has selected the ASE Group as its semiconductor assembly and test partner to deliver the world’s smallest metal-oxide (MOX) gas sensors, geared specifically towards consumer applications.

Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCS) announced today that it has selected the ASE Group as its semiconductor assembly and test partner to deliver the world’s smallest metal-oxide (MOX) gas sensors, geared specifically towards consumer applications.The CCS800 product family of ultra-low power miniature gas sensors can be used for detecting Ethanol (Alcohol) and hazardous gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO) and a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) including Formaldehyde. The compact 2.0mm x 3.0mm cavity DFN package developed with ASE enables the use of gas sensors in application areas that have not been physically possible before now, such as, within smartphones, tablets and wearable devices.

Leveraging MEMS packaging expertise firmly established at the ASE facility in Chung Li, Taiwan has provided a solid platform on which to develop innovative assembly and test technologies, ultimately enabling CCS gas sensor products to meet cost, quality and capacity demands of target consumer applications.

"Global emergence of sophisticated electronics geared towards improving lifestyle and efficiency is fuelling the sensor market, making it one of the fastest growing areas of innovation within the semiconductor industry,” commented Fuyu Shih, Vice President, ASE Europe. He continued, “Cambridge CMOS Sensors is an industry leader in sensor technology for monitoring air quality, toxic gas detection and breath analysis through its unique micro-hotplate technology. ASE is pleased that, through this strong partnership, we are enabling production of next generation local environmental sensing solutions helping CCS meet the stringent requirements of evolving customer applications.”

"CCS's micro hotplate technology presented a unique challenge to the ASE team," said Simon Stacey, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, at CCS. “However,  through close collaboration and innovation, we forged ahead to develop the technologies required to deliver CCS gas sensor products that meet the rigid expectations, standards, and supply chain security requirements demanded within today’s high volume consumer markets.”

 

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