Bluechiip Ltd, of Melbourne, Australia, has achieved the first sales of its passive ID and temperature-sensing device based on MEMS technology. The technology has particular applications in identification of biological samples to be stored in repositories.
The company has made sales to an Australian synchrotron operator, as well as a genomics and clinical laboratory in North Carolina and hospitals in Shenzhen, China, and Victoria, Australia.
Chairman Iain Kirkwood says approximately $50,000 of gross sales have been achieved so far. Bluechiip was co-founded by MEMS technology consultant Brett Schwarz in 2003, who recently left the company. Jason Chaffey, chief technology officer, is acting CEO.
Bluechiip, which receives MEMS from STMicroelectronics, has also developed a dual-function identity vial with Micronic BV, which combines passive RFID MEMS with a 2D-barcode.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.