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Bosch acknowledged as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for BMA400 accelerometer

Wearables to benefit from enhanced battery life

  • Ultra-low power consumption combined with high performance
  • Significantly enhanced battery life for always-on devices
  • Integrated step counter for wearable applications
  • Bosch booth at CES: Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, #14028
Christian Hoenicke

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Las Vegas – Bosch Sensortec today announced that it has received the title of “CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree” for its new BMA400 ultra-low power accelerometer designed for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the Embedded Technologies category.

“The BMA400 offers an unrivalled combination of low power consumption, outstanding performance and advanced features, making it ideal for wearables,” says Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec. “I’m delighted that its value has been recognized through this prestigious award.”

The new accelerometer uses ten times less current than existing products whilst still delivering exceptional performance and significantly extends battery lifetime. This is a key feature in always-on wearable devices such as fitness bands, smart clothing, watches and activity trackers. Furthermore, the integrated ultra-low power step counter of the BMA400 makes it easy to add activity recognition into new types of wearables such as regular watches, cutting down development time and effort. For more information, please have a look at the BMA400 video and at the Bosch press release “CES 2018 Innovation Awards for Bosch connectivity solutions”.

The CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Entries are evaluated by an expert panel on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.


The demand for safety, security, energy efficiency, and convenience in cities is growing. These are just a few of the challenges that are resulting from growing urbanization. The key to overcoming them is intelligently connected cities – known as smart cities. In many places, such cities are already a reality: Bosch has a multitude of solutions that are helping to make cities smarter and improve quality of life for their residents. At CES 2018, Bosch is showcasing an expanded portfolio of “Simply.Connected.” solutions for everything from urban mobility and the connected working world to intelligent homes and buildings.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, 8:00–8:45 a.m. (local time) at Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas Convention Center, Mandalay Bay Ballrooms BCD.

BOSCH BOOTH: Tuesday to Friday, Jan. 9–12, 2018, in the Central Hall, booth #14028

FOLLOW the Bosch CES 2018 highlights on Twitter: #BoschCES

PANELS WITH BOSCH EXPERTS: More information to come – stay tuned!


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Bosch Sensortec GmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH that is dedicated to delivering a complete portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions that enable consumer electronics to be connected. Bosch Sensortec develops and markets a wide portfolio of MEMS sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

The product portfolio includes 3-axis acceleration, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensors, integrated 6- and 9-axis sensors, environmental sensors, and a comprehensive software portfolio. Since its foundation in 2005, Bosch Sensortec has emerged as the MEMS technology leader in the markets it addresses. Bosch has been both a pioneer and a global market leader in the MEMS sensor segment since 1995 and has, to date, sold more than 7 billion MEMS sensors. Bosch sensors can be found in three out of four smartphones worldwide.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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