• Introduction
  • Partnerships

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 22 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.


2003
Under license from CML, Pioneer starts shipments of PDSP-1 - the world's first digital sound projector
2004
Yamaha licenses CML technology and releases its high-end YSP-1 digital sound projector
2005
Yamaha expands their digital sound projector product range to include the YSP-800 and enter the mainstream consumer audio market
2007
Loewe becomes a CML licensee and releases its digital sound projector to accompany its flat screen TV range
2008
Mitsubishi adds digital sound projectors to all of its flat screen TVs in US market
2009
Seiko Instruments becomes the first company to commercialise CML’s smart metal camera technology and puts in place actuator production lines
2010
Smart Metal AutoFocus cameras start shipping in Panasonic P-05B handsets
2011
Princeton University partners with CML for Dynasonix 3D audio technology
2012
ASG becomes CML's first licensee of smart metal OIS actuators
2013
Yamaha purchases CML's digital sound projector IP portfolio
2013
CML partners with additional manufacturer for OIS actuator production