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Top Ten MEMS Startup Qualtré Secures $8M Strategic Round

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, 17 MAR 2014 -- Qualtré, Inc., the leading developer of next generation silicon MEMS inertial sensors, announced today that it has finalized an $8 million Series C strategic round of investment from a new strategic investor and from Matrix Partners and Pilot House Ventures, contributors to Qualtré’s previous rounds. Qualtré will use the Series C financing to continue development of its Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) MEMS sensor design and its High Aspect Ratio PolySilicon/Single-Crystal Silicon (HARPSS) process technology, [...]

March 14th, 2014|

Alps Electric and Qualtré, Inc. Announce Partnership for Next Generation Inertial Sensors; Strengthen Relationship with Strategic Investment

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 10 June 2013 – Alps Electric and Qualtré, Inc. announced a partnership to bring to market inertial sensors based on Qualtré’s disruptive Bulk Acoustic Wave Technology, and Alps Electric moved to strengthen their relationship with Qualtré by making a strategic investment in the company.  The partnership combines the strong manufacturing capabilities and global sales resources of Alps Electric with the MEMS sensor development expertise of Qualtré.  The two companies have had an ongoing relationship for a number [...]

June 7th, 2013|

Qualtré Announces $3M Strategic Investment

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, 20 May 2013 -- Qualtré, the leading developer of next generation silicon MEMS inertial sensors, announced that they have received a $3million investment from a long-time strategic partner.  Qualtré has had an ongoing relationship with this partner for a number of years, and recent progress in the development of Qualtré’s Bulk Accoustic Wave sensor technology has caused strong interest and enthusiasm to invest in Qualtré. Qualtré intends to use the additional funds to further the development of its [...]

May 20th, 2013|

Qualtré Strengthens Management Team With New Vice President of Engineering Hire – Dr. Ijaz Jafri

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, January 18, 2012 -- Qualtré, the leading developer of next generation silicon MEMS inertial sensors, announced the appointment of Dr. Ijaz Jafri to the position of Vice President, Engineering.  Ijaz brings more than sixteen years of experience in the areas of MEMS and semiconductor product realization.  Dr. Jafri’s expertise spans inertial MEMS, optical MEMS, radio frequency MEMS, microfluidics, MEMS relays/switches and gas sensors.  He will be responsible for all aspects of development and commercialization of Qualtré’s innovative solutions [...]

January 18th, 2012|

Qualtré Gains $10M in Funding with Demonstration of First Silicon MEMS BAW Gyroscope

MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts, 8 July 2011 -- Consumer electronics focused motion sensor supplier, Qualtré Inc., announced that with their successful demonstration of the world’s first tri-axial solid-state silicon BAW (bulk-acoustic wave) gyroscope, their investors have injected an additional $10M in capital.  The new funding will enable the company’s product launch, expansion of sales and supply chain infrastructure, and development of next-generation products based on their proprietary HARPSS™ MEMS process. Participating institutional venture capital investors in this round are Matrix Partners and Pilot House Ventures. [...]

July 8th, 2011|

Dr. Farrokh Ayazi, Qualtré Founder / CTO will be the MEMS Keynote Speaker at the IMAPS – DCP2011

Dr. Farrokh Ayazi, Qualtré Founder and Chief Technology Officer will be the MEMS Keynote Speaker at the IMAPS – International Conference and Exhibit on Device Packaging. The seventh Annual Device Packaging Conference (DPC2011) will be held in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 7-10, 2011. Dr. Ayazi’s presentation titled, Advanced Packaging for Multi-Axis Resonant MEMS Gyroscopes, will discuss challenges and solutions for the wafer- and die-level packaging of multi-axis silicon resonant micro-gyroscopes. About IMAPS This event is sponsored and organized by the International Microelectronics [...]

February 1st, 2011|

Qualtré Closes $8 Million Series B Funding To Commercialize Next Generation MEMS Gyroscopes

Marlborough, Massachusetts - 21 April 2010 - Qualtré Inc., the leading developer of solid state motion sensors for consumer electronics (CE) applications, today announced that it has completed an $8 million Series B round of financing, bringing the total funds raised to $13 million.  The infusion will fund the company’s product development, sales, and operations infrastructure to commercialize its proprietary Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) micro electromechanical system (MEMS) gyroscopes. Participating institutional venture capital investors in this round are Matrix Partners and Pilot House [...]

April 21st, 2010|