The company, which was founded in 2014 by former executives of the now defunct Baolab Microsystems to develop CMOS-based MEMS, is aiming to raise £400,000. Investment starts from as little as £10 on www.crowdcube.com/nanusens.
Josep Montanyà i Silvestre, Nanusens CEO, said the company already has venture capital firms that have invested in it. "I think we are one of the first high technology companies to also offer the opportunity for people to easily invest using the simple process of Crowdcube. We already have 135 investors and raised £131,500 on Crowdcube, which is a 32 percent of the way to our target," he said.
Nanusens' technology enables it to create sensors using a standard CMOS processes within the same production flow as the rest of the chip production. This approach reduces the size and cost of the sensors along with up to 85 percent reduction in the time to market.
Nanusens uses Globalfoundries as its foundry and JCAP in China for assembly. The first product is planned to be ready by September and Nanusens is in discussions with potential customers in China with whom the final specifications have been defined.
As only a standard CMOS process with minimal post-processing is used the sensors can be integrated with active circuitry as required.
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