Current gas sensors are too large, expensive, and power hungry to be used in emerging applications like internet-of-things (IoT), indoor farming, automotive, and others, which demand smaller, more inexpensive components. A new gas sensor concept must be introduced that can address the needs of these new markets.
We are miniaturizing the gas sensor on a chip using advanced materials and conventional microfabrication equipment used by the semiconductor industry. This is enabled by the introduction of new sensor designs and proprietary gas sensing materials that can be seamlessly integrated into the fabrication process. With this solution, the mass production of gas sensors that are small (<1 mm^3), inexpensive (<1 €), and fully integrated will be enabled.
Our technology enables chip makers to produce gas sensors directly onto integrated circuits (ICs) resulting in small, low-cost devices. These, in turn, can be used for various IoT applications in indoor/vertical farming, transportation of perishable goods as well as in smart buildings in order to increase the yields, reduce waste or reduce the consumption of valuable resources.