SILICON DESIGNS, INC.

Basic Information

1445 NW Mall Street
Issaquah, WA, 98027-0894

Company Profile

Silicon Designs specializes in industrial grade accelerometers with integrated amplification and an extremely rugged design. As the OEM of its accelerometer chips and modules, SDI is able to ensure quality, provide custom design, and still keep prices low. SDI’s accelerometers offer full scale sensitivity from 2g to 20,000 g. Within the standard range (2 to 400g), most accelerometers can continue in spec. operation after exposure of up to 10,000 g and limited temperature exposure above 200°C. SDI’s chips and modules are used in equipment and part calibration; crash detection; stability testing; vibration analysis in race cars, shipping containers, and airplane engines; and monitoring structural integrity in bridges, hydroelectric power generators, & wind farm turbines. SDI’s miniature accelerometer technology is currently used by the US Military, NASA, and in the automotive, transportation, and agricultural industries.

Additional Details

Field Value
DUNS: 118951326
Hubzone Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Woman Owned: N
Number of Employees: 19


  1. Miniature Initiation System Technology (MIST)

    Amount: $632,182.00

    The exploding foil initiator (EFI), also referred to as a

    SBIR Phase II 2003 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  2. Miniature Initiation System Technology (MIST)

    Amount: $99,882.00

    "In the past five years, SDI has developed low energy EFI detonators, built with MEMS processes, that have about half the firing voltage of previous designs. These detonators are in production and ar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2002 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  3. N/A

    Amount: $0.00

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 2000 Department of Energy
  4. N/A

    Amount: $749,224.00

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 2000 Department of Energy
  5. A High Temperature MEMS Inclination Sensor for Geothermal Dirlling

    Amount: $100,000.00

    Not Available The proposed research will investigate the use of autonomous software agents to observe activities within the design process. These agents will be trained to monitor the transactions am ...

    SBIR Phase I 1999 Department of Energy
  6. MEMS Inertial Sensors Using High Aspect Ratio Metal Glass Structures

    Amount: $99,585.00

    N/A

    STTR Phase I 1999 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  7. A Micromachined Hard Target Penetration Accelerometer Using a Metal-Glass Alloy

    Amount: $564,456.00

    Silicon Designs has developed a low G accelerometer technology using micromachined sense elements. In this project we propose to develop a family of high-G, shock survivable accelerometers for hard t ...

    SBIR Phase II 1998 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  8. A Micromachined Hard Target Penetration Accelerometer Using a Metal-Glass Alloy

    Amount: $25,000.00

    Silicon Designs has developed a low G accelerometer technology using micromachined sense elements. In this project we propose to develop a family of high-G, shock survivable accelerometers for hard t ...

    SBIR Phase I 1997 Air ForceDepartment of DefenseDepartment of Defense
  9. Smart, Tri-Axial-Acceleration, Data Acquisition and Storage System

    Amount: $591,920.00

    Silicon Designs has developed a low-power, miniature accelerometer technology that combines micromachining and integrated circuit in a single package. These units weigh less than 1 gram and consume ab ...

    SBIR Phase II 1995 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Smart, Tri-Axial-Acceleration, Data Acquisition and Storage System

    Amount: $66,642.00

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1994 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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