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Coronavirus: Fife firm’s £2.5m non-contact temperature measuring chips in demand

A Fife company has found itself at the forefront of global efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus after being inundated with requests for its products.

Glenrothes-based semi conductor supplier Semefab has received enquiries from four customers in China for a 2.5 million non-contact temperature measuring chips in the space of just 10 days.

The firm’s thermopile sensor chips are used in non-contact ear thermometers and with demand increasing in the hardest-hit areas such as China, medics have been clamouring for technology that will minimise the potential for the virus spreading.

Allan James, managing director at Semefab, which is headquartered in Glenrothes’ Eastfield Industrial Estate, said manufacturing firms based in China were struggling to cope.

“Semefab has been supplying chips into the China market for CCTV cameras and Passive Infra Red (PIR) Sensors for energy saving security lighting for more than 15 years and we have built up an excellent reputation as a cost effective supplier of high performance silicon products.

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