Kionix, Inc.


Kionix was founded in 1993 in Ithaca, New York, USA and acquired by ROHM in 2009. Rohm's acquisition was part of its aim to expand its portfolio of semiconductor and sensor technologies and in turn strengthen its position in the industry.

Kionix specialises in designing and manufacturing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) inertial sensors, including gyroscopes, accelerometers and inertial measurement units (IMUs).

The sensors manufactured by Kionix are used in a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Consumer Electronics
    • Smartphones
    • Wearables
    • Gaming Devices
  • Automotive Systems
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Medical Devices

Headquarters: Ithaca, New York, United States

Founded: 1993

Founder: Dr. Gregory J. Galvin

Area Served: Worldwide