About

Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a high technology design and engineering company.  We work with a number of the world’s best-known consumer electronics manufacturers to bring our innovative designs and technology from concept to mass manufacture. 

We are experts in the design of devices using smart materials. Our technology is used to control, move and position objects with exceptional accuracy using shape memory alloy (SMA).  SMA provides single piece motors the size of a human hair controlled to the precision of the wavelength of light. We are the only company in the world to master the use of this material and we have a range of designs built on this technology platform that combine high precision with reliability.

Within our extensive intellectual property portfolio are patented technologies for: auto-focus and optical image stabilization used in smartphones cameras and drones; devices to improve the accuracy of 3D-sensing; devices for producing haptic effects in a small and localized space; precision control for accurate dosing and metering; and the manipulation of surgical instruments.

CML is located in the university city of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading technology and innovation hubs.

Key Achievements

2017

Shanghai Billu Electronics Co. Ltd signs license for SMA OIS actuator production

2017

The Front Row Wearable Camera containing CML licensed OIS is launched

2016

Actuator Solutions extends license for SMA camera products

2015

InFocus launches smartphones using CML's SMA OIS camera technology

2014

SMA OIS actuators start shipping to Foxconn production orders

2013

TDK Hutchinson Technology signs license for SMA OIS actuator production

2012

Yamaha acquires CML's audio IP portfolio

2011

Princeton University and CML partner and develop 3D audio technology

2010

Panasonic starts shipping handsets with CML's SMA AutoFocus cameras

2009

Seiko Instruments starts mass production of AutoFocus actuators using CML’s SMA technology

2008

Mitsubishi adds digital sound projectors to all of its flat screen TVs in US market

2007

Loewe licenses CML's technology and releases digital sound projectors for their flat screen TV range

2006

Yamaha expands their digital sound projector product range to include the YSP-800 and enter the mainstream consumer audio market

2004

Yamaha becomes CML's second licensee and launches the high-end YSP-1 sound projector

2003

Pioneer launches the world's first digital sound projector using CML's technology