Signing of the cooperation agreement led by Mr. Miao Rullin, President of the City of Nanjing during the founding event in Nanjing on 28.11.2017
Micro-electro-mechanical systems – MEMS for short – form the basis for a wide range of modern sensors.
On 28 November 2017, the “German-Chinese MEMS Smart Sensor Institute” was founded in Jiangsu, China. The aim is the joint development and industrialisation of novel MEMS sensors and systems.
The CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH in Erfurt serves as a role model. The independent research institute, which is close to the economy, was chosen because it has been developing MEMS for over 20 years and has been very successful in transferring them into industrial production.
The foundation was initiated by Mr. Chen from “Der Sensor Group”, Prof. Dr. Ortlepp from CiS and Mr. Li as representative of the local government of Jiangning. The “Der Sensor Group” has locations in Frankfurt am Main in Germany and in Jiangsu and Chongqing in China. The new institute will receive scientific support from the Southeastern University in Nanjing.
The location for the new institute is excellent. This area, with the second highest gross domestic product of all Chinese regions, is already a centre of microtechnology in China.
In addition, the local government is strongly supporting the expansion of high technology right now. Many of the world’s leading producers of electronic devices can be found in this region.
The new institute will develop innovative sensor solutions. The necessary manufacturing technologies will be developed, scaled and transferred at CiS. The subsequent series production of the MEMS components can then take place, for example, at the X-FAB MEMS Foundry GmbH. System integration and device construction will then take place in China.
The shell of the institute building is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in just 6 months.