Sound Design Technologies Ltd. is a leading designer and manufacturer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions, algorithms and software infrastructure for hearing instruments and portable battery powered DSP applications. Additionally, the company is a contract manufacturing services provider offering a differentiated set of unique manufacturing capabilities for the microelectronics industry. Founded in 2007 via the acquisition of Gennum Corporation’s Audio Division and Manufacturing Operations, Sound Design Technologies Ltd. is headquartered in Burlington, Ontario. The company is committed to comply with global environmental initiatives and offers “Lead-Free” and “Green” product versions for all its markets.
The recent expansion of its facilities in Burlington included a new 95,000-square-foot building with production clean rooms, laboratory, office, finished goods storage, chemical storage and building support services. HTS Ontario was selected as supplier on the project. Most of the facility’s space was for specialized production areas to provide suitable environmental and containment conditions for the manufacturing processes. The production areas consisted of Class 100 and Class 1,000 clean room spaces and Class 100,000 laboratory space. The layout was designed to separate these critical areas with architectural features, areas for personnel and material product flow and HVAC.
The HVAC equipment supplied by HTS Ontario included:
- McQuay Centrifugal Chillers
- Haakon Desiccant Dehumidifier
- Haakon Custom Air Handlers
- McQuay Fan Coils
- Dri-Steem Humidifiers
- Sigma Wall Fin and Force Flows