European Enterprise Awards 2021

EU BUSINESS NEWS / European Enterprise Awards 2021 31 , its breakthrough technology in close collaboration with the Space and Defense sectors. It has been the first company in the world to make a MEMS switch technology to work in orbite and has achieved numerous accolades over the years. Now, AIRMEMS is turning its sights towards the future aiming to be one of the global leaders in the switch market: it is currently gathering funds to expand its industrial capabilities and accelerate the adoption of its technology in the high-end markets. Contact: Romain Stefanini Company: AIRMEMS Web Address: Nov21217 Most Innovative Electronic Switching Solutions Company - Southwest-Central France AIRMEMS re-invents the switch, an essential building block in electronic generatingmore than 13 Billion Euros revenue each year in the world. Backed by years of research, multiple patents the company brings a less expensive and less consuming technology dedicated to high end applications and scalable to volume markets. Aiming to become an international leader, AIRMEMS is setting its sights outside of its current Europeanmarket and plans to expand across the globe. AIRMEMS is built upon great innovation, spawning from more than 10 years of research and development in France. A deep technology company, AIRMEMS followed the increase in demand for such technologies from the defence and space sectors, manufacturing electronic switches known as MEMS. Optimising space, power consumption, and electrical performances, the product has been tested in a variety of settings, including on board satellites. An acronym for Microelectromechanical Systems, MEMS, alongside micro mechatronics and microsystems, involves the development and implementation of microscopic devices and technologies. AIRMEMS focuses upon micro-relays, utilising its knowledge of MEMS technology and its vast patent portfolio in order to streamline its switches. An electronic switch is a component that either blocks or routes electric currents in order to actuate the functionality of a device. For instance, it is a switch that activates the wipers of a car, and can be found in a plethora of products, including mobile phones, planes, railways, and MRI systems. AIRMEMS was founded in 2013 by Romain Stefanini, Pierre Blondy, Ling Yan Zhang, and Jérome Goujon. Each founder brought a unique twist of expertise to the company – be it a background in business management or extensive knowledge of radio frequency microelectromechanical systems. For example, Romain Stefanini, the CEO of the company, completed a PhD in High Frequency Electronics with a focus on RF MEMS Technology and their Applications at XLIM laboratory (CNRS/University of Limoges, France) in collaboration with the University of California San Diego (USCD, USA) in 2011. Further completing the HEC entrepreneurship program in 2012 before the company started up. Within the company, there is a great sense of innovation – the staff are encouraged to experiment and embrace their creativity. Moreover, AIRMEMS takes pride in its dynamic and forward-thinking team, as these are traits which have contributed greatly to its success as a company. The market is expected to rapidly expand over the next few years, and AIRMEMS is already seeing the demand for its products increasing. Over the past three years, MEMS technology has seen the most growth of all products in the semi-conductor industry, and furthermore, the need has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, AIRMEMS must stay ahead of the trends, constantly evolving to excel against its competition. AIRMEMS technology is especially more advanced on its capability to reach high frequency signals compared to its MEMS competitors. It makes a real advantage in the Space and the Instrumentation sectors that are currently searching for cost effective solution to manage millimeter wave signals. So far, AIRMEMS has been developing