Founded in 2008, Qualtré™ is the world’s leading developer of solid-state, silicon MEMS-based motion sensors that are the best price/performance solutions for a wide range of markets including industrial, mobile, consumer and automotive. To meet the demands of emerging applications within the $4.8B market for gyros – the “hottest segment of all MEMS sensors” according to Yole Developpement – Qualtré has developed next-generation motion sensors based on its proprietary, multi-axis bulk acoustic wave (BAW) MEMS gyroscope technology that combines high performance, low cost and environmental ruggedness. The company’s intellectual property portfolio consists of 20 patents filed or issued covering a wide range of product architecture and process characteristics.
The Qualtré management team has deep experience in the MEMS and semiconductor industry. Due to their experiences in MEMS product development, the management team recognized the importance of having engineering capabilities in every critical aspect of MEMS-based product development, and as a result the company has assembled a development team with strong backgrounds in MEMS, ASIC, package, and test engineering. The company is located near Boston, MA, an area where several other MEMS companies are located, which provides the company with access to some of the top engineering talent for MEMS-based sensors in the country.
All the Areas of Expertise Needed for MEMS Commercialization
Qualtré has raised $36M to date from an investor syndicate comprised of Matrix Partners, Pilot House Ventures, Eastward Capital and a strategic investor.