Silicon Sensing establishes a permanent US presence

June 4, 2024
  • New head of sales – Americas, appointed.
  • Dedicated support for the growing North American customer base. 

Silicon Sensing is to open its first US office, with a dedicated in-country team lead by the new head of sales – Americas, Kevin Swain. This new facility will help ensure the company efficiently supports the growing demand for their rugged, high performance inertial products across North and South America. 

David Somerville, General Manager, Silicon Sensing explains: “This is an exciting development for us and reflects the growing demand for our products in the region, a growth which is forecast to continue over the coming years as the need increases for precision motion sensing for ever-more compact platforms, whether on land, sea, air or in space.” 

Silicon Sensing supplies gyros, accelerometers and inertial measurement units into diverse markets including autonomous vehicles, surveying and mapping, space, defence, aerospace and construction and industrial machinery. Some of these markets will experience double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for inertial sensors through to 2030, alongside fast-evolving inertial requirements for a new generation of applications. 

Somerville continues: “We expect our next generation of products, currently in development, to take micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) inertial performance to new levels, redefining what this technology is capable of. This vital new presence in North America will ensure we are prepared with effective, responsive in-region support.” 

The new office will be situated in Lake Mary, FL and will support personnel covering all US time zones, with direct access also available for customers in South America and Canada. 

Kevin Swain, Head of Sales – Americas, comments: Our goal is to ensure our existing customer base, in both the commercial and defense markets, is well supported, recognising how critical their projects can be.  And then to provide an accessible response to new customer enquiries in the region. These are exciting times when we are regularly approached to discuss new, innovative – sometimes unexpected - projects that require effective, sustained precise motion sensing. This role and this office will offer a local contact for those discussions.” 

Kevin Swain comes to this new role from Psionic where he was Sr. Director of Defense. He started his career in inertial products with Silicon Sensing some 20 years ago, assuming positions of increasing responsibility until 2020. He then took a position outside of the company, returning to Silicon Sensing to take up this role. Kevin is excited to be returning to lead the expansion in North America.

Silicon Sensing – Americas office:

Tel: 1-407-594-2077

Email:  [email protected]


Silicon Sensing Systems Limited

801 International Parkway

Lake Mary, FL 32746, United States 

Silicon Sensing Systems

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd is a gyroscope and inertial systems engineering development company, jointly owned by Collins Aerospace and Sumitomo Precision Products. The company was formed in 1999 and is, today, a market leader in silicon, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based navigation and stabilisation technology. Many millions of MEMS gyroscopes and accelerometers have been supplied to thousands of customers since the company’s formation.

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