Device examples and spin offs
Gas analyzers by Tunable AS
Tunable AS is a spin-off and their piezoMEMS technology platform provides true real-time multi-gas analysis with a minimum level of required calibration and maintenance. It greatly simplifies gas analysis and enables data collection in applications where there are currently no viable solutions. Their current product portfolio offers natural gas analyzers and solutions for emission analytics, and they continue to develop and refine their technology for other applications.
Piezoelectric Micromachined ultrasonic transducers (PMUTs) have numerous applications within gesture control of devices, data communication and indoor positioning. These concepts can be used in different domains like wearables, automotive and smart home application.
The PET transistor
The PET transistor is a new type of electronic switch that works using the piezoelectric effect. First, the device converts an electronic signal to a sound (pressure) wave. The pressure compresses a piezoresistive material, and the compression switches the material’s electrical resistance on and off. A 100 nm switch should be able to operate at 10 GHz and have 10 x lower power consumption than CMOS.