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Scaling up the world’s highest performance MEMS microphone

Project description

New miniaturised high-performance microphone to make a big splash in the market

Α miniaturised high-performance microphone, with 10 dB less noise and larger dynamic range than other state-of-the-art micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphones, has been developed and patented by Norwegian start-up sensiBel. Reinventing the microphone, this patented optical MEMS technology uses a tiny laser and integrated photodetector to measure the motion of a silicon-based membrane in an extremely accurate way. The EU-funded OptiMEMS2 project will bring this new microphone to the market, helping sensiBel become the top MEMS microphone supplier for the voice-first user interface, high-fidelity audio and sound capture markets. The feedback from the market is that the new microphone technology fills a clear gap.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-2b - SME Instrument (grant only and blended finance)


Oslo Science Park Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 500 000