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Electrostatic Actuation

The sound generating beams consist of three electrodes. Between these electrodes an electrostatic field causes a force along each beam and an in-plane deflection. We call this Nanoscopic Electrostatic Drive (NED). Read more about NED in Nature Communications.

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Sound Generation Inside the Chip

Dozens or even hundreds of sound generating beams – arranged between a top and a bottom wafer – are moving according to an audio signal. The sound is released through holes in a top and a bottom wafer. Since the "muscles" that drive the beams are contained in each beam, an incredible variety of chip designs is possible. Read more about NED µSpeakers in Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

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Hermann Schenk

Hermann Schenk
Managing Director

Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth

Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth
Managing Director

Lutz Ehrig

Lutz Ehrig
Technical Marketing & New Business Development

News, Press & Publications

02.04.2020 - Arioso Systems GmbH is financed and can starts to operate. Read more in our press release: English version and German version.

16.10.2019 - Arioso Systems at High Tech Venture Days in Dresden. Read more in an article by Sächsische Zeitung.

07.10.2019 - Publication of concept and proof of an all-silicon MEMS μSpeaker based on NED-Technology in Microsystems & Nanoengineering.

2015 - Fundamental idea of using NED-Technology for MEMS µSpeakers with in-plane moving elements. Application for a patent.

2011-2015 - Application for several patents introducing a new electrostatic actuator class for MEMS technology: Nanoscopic Electrostatic Drive (NED). Publication in Nature Communications.


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A Fraunhofer IPMS spin-off

Arioso Systems is a Fraunhofer IPMS spin-off for commercializing the NED μSpeaker technology. We have an exclusive license agreement with Fraunhofer IPMS on NED μSpeaker technology for audio applications world wide. Our product portfolio includes ASSP's, ASIC's and IP cores. We are a fabless design house with a B2B business model providing the first all-silicon MEMS μSpeaker technology.


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