Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a design and engineering company, operating at the very heart of Cambridge. It was founded by Dr Tony Hooley, a physics PhD from the Cavendish Laboratory, and now employs 30 people combining experience in physics, electronics, software, mechanical and control engineering, and material science.
This combination of skills has been utilised to develop Mechatronic systems for use in the mobile phone and consumer electronics markets. Most recently, CML has developed a Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator that adds optical image stabilisation (OIS) functionality to a smartphone camera. OIS is the latest trend in high end smartphone cameras.
CML protects its designs and inventions and has a built a portfolio of over 100 granted patents. CML has developed a number of strong partnerships to commercialise its technology and these have led to product launches by globally recognised companies such as Yamaha, Seiko and Pioneer.