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Kionix Announces New Software Development Center in Finland

Leveraging skilled resources and expertise in the area to broaden its sensor and sensing solutions portfolio

(PresseBox) (Willich-Münchheide, Germany/Ithaca, NY/Kyoto, Japan, ) Leading MEMS manufacturer, Kionix, Inc., together with its parent company, ROHM Semiconductor, announced the opening of a new software development center in Oulu, Finland to reinforce their sensor software and development resources. The new jointly formed software development center will expand upon the company's past and current presence in Finland, leveraging the many skilled and available resources in the area.

"As the ROHM Group Companies (ROHM, Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor) work together in broadening what is already a prominent sensor portfolio, we saw the formation of this R&D center not only as a synergetic initiative, but most opportunistic to take advantage of the existing engineering talent in the area," said Nader Sadrzadeh, President & CEO of Kionix. "The contribution from this team will augment our existing R&D centers and further propel our company as a global leader in sensors and sensing solutions."

About the ROHM Group Finland Software Development Center:

Address:
Technopolis Kontinkangas
Kiviharjunlenkki 1E
90220 Oulu, Finland

Date of Establishment: November 1, 2014

Functions: Software development and application support of sensor products of ROHM Semiconductor, Kionix and LAPIS Semiconductor. Sensor algorithm development, embedded software development and sensor-related application development.

Career Opportunities: http://www.kionix.com/about-kionix/careers-opportunities

About Kionix

Kionix, Inc., a global MEMS inertial 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.

ROHM Semiconductor GmbH

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 331,087 million yen (3,24 billion $) revenue with 19.985 employees in the last fiscal year ending March 2014. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs , SiC Diodes, Mosfets and Modules , Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.

Lapis Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal AG and Kionix are companies of ROHM Group.

ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa). For further information please contact www.rohm.com/eu