Cambridge Sensors Ltd have announced the appointment of the ASE group to assemble and test there latest tiny (currently the world’s smallest) gas sensor. The 2.0mm x 3.0mm cavity DFN package developed together with ASE enables the integration of gas sensors into devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearable devices where it has previously not been physically possible.

The CCS800 product family of ultra-low power miniature gas sensors can be used for detecting Ethanol (Alcohol) and hazardous gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO) and a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) including Formaldehyde. According to Fuyu Shih the vice president of ASE Europe: "The Global emergence of sophisticated electronics geared towards improving lifestyle and efficiency is fuelling the sensor market, making it one of the fastest growing areas of innovation within the semiconductor industry”.

He went on to comment on the company’s collaboration with Cambridge Sensors: “Cambridge CMOS Sensors is an industry leader in sensor technology for monitoring air quality, toxic gas detection and breath analysis through its unique micro-hotplate technology. ASE is pleased that, through this strong partnership, we are enabling production of next generation local environmental sensing solutions helping CCS meet the stringent requirements of evolving customer applications.”