AerNos partners with Rogue Valley foundry for gas sensor

June 14, 2017 // By Peter Clarke
AerNos Inc., developer of a nanoscale gas sensor for the detection of air quality, is in partnership with Rogue Valley Microdevices Inc. (Medford, Oregon) as manufacturer of sensors for use in mobile devices, wearables, and devices for smart city and smart home initiatives.

AerNos (La Jolla, Calif.), founded in 2016, has named its technology AerCNT with the inference that a carbon nanotube layer and the impact on resistance of different chemicals alighting there is the method of detection. AerNos gas sensors offer small size and low power and can detect multiple gases simultaneously at accuracies of parts per billion (ppb).

AerNos’s MEMS-based sensor is 3mm by 3mm in size and measures concentrations of nitrogen oxides, ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, methane, formaldehyde, and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

"AerNos nano gas sensors are designed for high-volume manufacturing using proprietary multistage manufacturing processes," said Sundip Doshi, founder and CEO of AerNos, in a statement issued by Rogue Valley. "The foundation of our nano technology utilizes MEMS fabrication techniques on silicon coupled with precise deposition of molecular formulations at a wafer level. Rogue Valley Microdevices has been a fantastic technology partner, supporting us at all levels."

Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices, said in the same statement: "AerNos gas sensors provide a path toward personalized environmental monitoring. We are delighted to partner with AerNos in manufacturing their nano gas sensor technology for high-volume applications."

Rogue Valley Microdevices is a full-service precision MEMS foundry that combines state-of-the-art process modules with the engineering expertise to go seamlessly from custom design to manufacturing. Specializing in MEMS and biomedical device manufacturing — including microfluidics and lab-on-chip platforms — Rogue Valley Microdevices offers a flexible equipment set and smaller batch sizes, playing a critical role in the commercial MEMS manufacturing ecosystem.

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www.aernos.com

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