Sensirion – The sensor company
Sensirion is a leading Swiss high-tech company with headquarters in Staefa near Zurich and offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan. The highly skilled team of over 500 employees develops and produces CMOS-based sensor components and systems for a wide variety of medical and other demanding OEM applications. The range of high-quality products includes humidity sensors (RH&T), gas flow sensors and liquid flow sensors, mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and differential pressure sensors.
Customized sensor solutions for the medical industry
Sensirion is a reliable partner for the global OEM industry, providing millions of sensors each year. Beside standard sensor solutions, Sensirion offers customer-specific versions. Therefore the existing standards are modified or completely redesigned on request. As a result perfectly suitable products for the medical market are available: The high-sensitivity liquid flow sensors are designed for measuring ultra low flow rates in diagnostics applications, while the mass flow meters for gases are especially appropriate for respiratory devices. Due to their dynamic flow measurement principle, Sensirion’s digital and analog differential pressure sensors offer superb long-term stability and achieve superior accuracy and sensitivity even at low differential pressures (below 10 Pa). This makes them perfectly fit for the use as flow sensors in anesthesia equipment and medical ventilators. For the control of an ambient atmosphere Sensirion provides a variety of humidity and temperature sensors which are characterized by excellent performance and low power consumption. Thereby Sensirion’s sensor solutions help to increase the safety and reliability of medical devices.
An innovative technology
Sensirion owes its success to its innovative and patented CMOSens® Technology. This technology integrates sensor elements and evaluation circuitry within a single semiconductor chip. This combination ensures that the weak sensor signals can be amplified and digitized with high precision directly where they are generated, thereby making them resistant to interference. This provides the basis for the extremely high measurement accuracy of Sensirion’s sensors. With the elimination of fault-prone solder joints, users also gain from outstanding long-term stability, as has been proven by extensive field tests. In the highly competitive medical market, this system integration offers unbeatable customer benefits, in particular its high reliability and precision at low cost.
International sales power
The worldwide sales are backed by a steadily growing international sales network. In addition to the Swiss headquarters and five branch offices, Sensirion is covered by 14 authorized distributors and four catalogue distributors. This allows Sensirion's customers to discuss their OEM applications with a local contact person. The vast technical know-how of the sales and R&D teams guarantees competent support and efficient customer service.
Sensirion makes every effort to ensure that its products and services satisfy the most stringent quality specifications. Therefore it was an important step in this process to certificate the company’s quality management system to the ISO/TS 16949:2002 standard in March 2008. This enhances and supplements the certification to the ISO 9001:2000 standard received in October 2003. The ISO certifications are a reflection of ongoing efforts to design processes that achieve the highest possible customer satisfaction and to maximize the support of the customers' value-added processes. Furthermore, Sensirion works on the continuous improvement of its environmental performance. As a consequence, Sensirion was certified according to the environmental ISO 14001:2004 standard in March 2011. It reflects the efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and environmental protection based on a professional management system. Sensirion acknowledges its responsibility with respect to various interest groups.