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Press Release

Development of Resonator with New Langasite-Type Crystal

-Achieving Low-Cost Commercialization Through New Manufacturing Processes-
October  19,2016
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Toshiba Shomei Precision Corporation
Tohoku University
Piezo Studio Inc.

As part of a NEDO project, Toshiba Shomei Precision Corporation, Tohoku University and Piezo Studio Inc. developed a resonator with a new Langasite-type crystal and achieved low-cost commercialization by establishing new manufacturing processes ranging from crystal growth to device fabrication.

Compared to a traditional quartz resonator, this resonator has low impedance with a short start-up time, as well as having a high bandwidth, contributing to power-saving and miniaturization of onboard equipment. In the future, the resonators are expected to be applied to a range of new applications, such as use in high-bandwidth filters.

  • Figure 1; Exterior of a new langasite-type crystal
    Figure 1. Exterior of a new langasite-type crystal
  • Figure 2; Appearance of new langasite-type resonator
    Figure 2. Appearance of new langasite-type resonator

For more information, please contact

NEDO Energy Conservation Technology Department
Contact Persons: Nakagawa, Iwatsubo Tel: +81-44-520-5281­

Toshiba Shomei Precision Corporation, Marketing Management Department, Second Sales Unit
Contact Person: Nakajima Tel: +81-44-555-6841­ E-mail: takashi.nakajima@toshiba-tosp.co.jp

Tohoku University Institute for Materials Research (IMR) and New Industry Creation Hatchery Center (NICHe)
Contact Person: Professor Akira Yoshikawa, Advanced Crystal Engineering Laboratory
Tel: +81-22-215-2217­ E-mail: yoshikawa@imr.tohoku.ac.jp

Piezo Studio Inc.
Contact Person: Kenji Inoue, President Tel: +81-22-393-8131­ E-mail: info@piezostudio.co.jp