Silicon Designs to Exhibit at Automotive Testing Expo North America 2010

October 5, 2010, Issaquah, Washington, USA - Silicon Designs, Inc. (, a global industry supplier of highly rugged industrial-grade MEMS capacitive accelerometer chips and modules with integral amplification, today announced its plans to exhibit at the Automotive Testing Expo North America, October 26-28, 2010, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Michigan, USA.

On display at booth 10016 will be the company's range of high-reliability accelerometers for zero-to-medium frequency automotive OEM and test and measurement requirements, including crash event detection, racecar instrumentation and general purpose laboratory testing. Silicon Designs accelerometers are available in measurement ranges from 2 to 20K g and can operate in temperatures up to +175°C. On-board voltage regulation and an internal voltage reference minimize temperature and voltage changes while eliminating additional external power regulation. Carefully regulated manufacturing processes ensure that each sensor is made to be virtually identical, allowing users to swap out parts in the same g range with few to no testing modifications, saving time and resources. This also provides test engineers with a quick plug-and-play solution for almost any application, while maintaining total trust in sensor accuracy when used within published specifications.

Automotive Testing Expo is North America's leading exhibition for automotive testing and evaluation, showcasing the very latest in technologies and services that are improving the quality and safety of vehicles. Over 200 exhibitors present their very latest products, designed to improve vehicle reliability, durability, safety and quality from initial prototype analysis through to end-of-line inspection and quality assurance. This year marks Silicon Design's seventh year as an exhibitor at the annual expo, where the company's technical experts will be available to perform interactive demonstrations of multiple accelerometer modules, offer applications engineering expertise and provide detailed product documentation. To receive a free guest pass, submit a request at

About Silicon Designs, Inc.
Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, Silicon Designs, Inc. ( specializes in industrial grade capacitive accelerometers with integrated amplification and an extremely rugged design. As the OEM of its own MEMS-based accelerometer chips and modules, SDI is able to ensure quality, offer custom design, and still keep prices highly competitive. SDI accelerometer models are available from 2 g to more than 20,000 g. Within the standard range (2 to 400 g), most of our accelerometers can continue in operation after sustained exposure of up to 10,000 g and limited temperature exposure to temperatures above +200°C. SDI's chips and modules are used in a wide range of equipment and applications, including crash event detection, missile launch, downhole vibration, automobile development, race car instrumentation, shipping monitoring, airplane flutter testing, turbine engine precession, and structural integrity monitoring of bridges, hydroelectric power generators, and wind farm turbines.

Mike Whiteman
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