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Motion control at its core

Performance Motion Devices began as the classic American startup – built on ideas and excellence. We were founded in 1992 on a simple but powerful idea: high-performance motion control on an IC. Our breakthrough product paired the advantages of IC packaging with sophisticated PC-based motion control functions previously available only from PLCs. This eliminated the need for product developers to build their own motion software from scratch, and offered unprecedented design and packaging flexibility.

Today, our continued commitment to IC-level solutions is reflected in our company tagline, “Motion control at its core.” Our pioneering multi-motor ICs and modules allow quick changes in motor types without the need to re-spin boards.

PMD was founded on a simple but powerful concept:

HIGH-PERFORMANCE MOTION CONTROL ON AN IC.

Not just products, but long-term product success

Our passion for excellence lives, not just in our innovative products, but in the service, support, and long-term product availability we offer. We provide phone, remote log-in, and on-site support, as well as board design and electrical schematic reviews, custom development services, and more.

We also allow customers to lock in their specific version of any PMD IC, to protect their product design from undesired changes for years to come. We currently provide many longstanding customers with “legacy ICs” that allow them to continue producing devices first brought to market more than 20 years ago.

The platform of choice in healthcare and life sciences

Today, Performance Motion Devices technology controls more than five million motors worldwide. We provide motion solutions to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical systems and lab automation tools.

To stay on the leading edge of our industry, we invest liberally in our technology and people.  We continue to produce new ICs and modules that deliver increasingly extensive instruction sets, faster communication speeds, and greater functionality, in ever smaller packages.

"PMD has consistently supported us – customizing their technology and implementing design changes to address our requirements – through several generations of products."

-Dr. Lubo Kostov, president, Logosol, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA