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Jan 20th, 2014
 
With Montréal international's support - Motion engine invests in greater Montréal targeting global wearable electronics market.
 
Motion Engine, Inc. a specialist next-generation micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensing systems has announced its decision to invest in Greater Montréal to develop its technology and take on the North American and international markets.
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Motion Engine, Inc. a specialist next-generation micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) motion sensing systems has announced its decision to invest in Greater Montréal to develop its technology and take on the North American and international markets.

"Greater Montréal is an ideal location to develop our technology and business. Over the past two years, the market for MEMS motion sensing in smart phones and tablets alone breached the $1 billion mark and by 2018 it is expected to increase at least three fold. The wearable electronics trend will boost the rate of growth exponentially over the next five years—particularly in areas like Gaming, Healthcare/Medical, Fitness and Sports," said Louis J. Ross, CEO of Motion Engine. The Montréal region maintains leading industrial clusters with internationally competitive large anchor companies for several of these market sectors. For example, the region did an excellent job nurturing a world-class game software development industry. As a result, there is also a great deal of talent to draw from here and from the surrounding areas including Ontario and the U.S. Northeast," added Ross.

Motion Engine plans to develop new cutting-edge systems for increasingly ubiquitous mainstream wearable and "quantified self" -oriented electronic devices including activity trackers that are more and more functional and fashionable. MEMs motion sensors for such applications must provide greater performance, lower cost and higher integration. The ability to produce high-grade inertial sensor systems at low cost is also advantageous for industries that demand greater reliability and higher performance specifications that are standard for the consumer electronics industry. These industries include healthcare/medical (patient monitoring and rehabilitation), industrial (robotics, logistics), automotive (next-generation electronic stability control system or ESC, which are now mandated in most countries) and "self-balancing" transportation vehicles.

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