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ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and still known as AMS, is a multinational semiconductor manufacturer

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Sensors
14th January 2021
VCSEL IR emitter family for industrial mass market

 ams has introduced a family of infrared VCSEL IR emitter (Vertical-Cavity Sur-face-Emitting Laser) flood illuminators which help industrial manufacturers to develop new and innovative applications for robots, cobots, autonomous guided vehicles, and smart devices which perform 2D and 3D optical sensing. 

Sensors
11th January 2021
VCSEL flood illuminator for IR illumination sensing

ams has announced the pre-release of the new TARA2000-AUT family of VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) flood illuminators for automotive applications which are to be qualified to the AEC-Q102 automotive quality standard and the ISO 26262 functional safety standard.

Sensors
6th January 2021
Rapid saliva antigen testing device for COVID-19

ams and Precision Biomonitoring have announced a global partnership to share technologies to develop an innovative rapid saliva antigen testing device for the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. The partner-ship will see ams’ innovative spectral sensor technology paired with Precision Biomonitoring’s lateral flow and digital capabilities.

Wearables
18th December 2020
IQbuds2 MAX smart hearing buds to enhance experience

ams has disclosed that its Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) chip technology provides the personalised noise attenuation in the new IQbuds2 MAX product from Nuheara. The appeal of the Nuheara earbuds is that they combine playback sound quality with personalised augmented hearing features to enhance the hearing of users with mild hearing challenges.

Latest
16th December 2020
ams recognised in Diversity Leaders 2021 survey

ams has been recognised in The Diversity Leaders 2021 survey, published by the Financial Times, which ranks Europe’s most inclusive companies in terms of diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation.

Sensors
9th December 2020
New demo system combines 3D sensing with eye tracking

ams has enabled automotive manufacturers to create proof of concept demonstrations through a new automotive driver monitoring system (DMS) demonstrator which implements 3D and eye tracking for use in advanced safety functions such as drowsiness detection and distraction alerts.

Sensors
8th December 2020
Accurate digital temperature sensor for wearable devices

ams has announced the launch of the AS6221, an accurate digital temperature sensor. The AS6221 achieves measurement accuracy of ±0.09°C, over a temperature range from 20 to 42°C, making it ideal for the measurement of human body or skin temperature. No competing digital temperature sensor on the market today can achieve accuracy better than ±0.10°C. 

Sensors
3rd December 2020
Small form-factor colour detection sensor for smartphones

ams has releases the TCS3410, a combined ambient light/RGB colour and flicker detection sensor with a tiny 2x1mm footprint, further expanding customer options for use in their bezel-less and ultra-narrow bezel smartphones.

Sensors
3rd December 2020
Lateral flow test device for providing fast COVID tests

ams has announced that it has been awarded funding by the Austrian Federal Ministries for Transport, Innovation, and Technology, and for Digital and Economic Affairs, to speed development of a cloud-connected, highly-sensitive, accurate and unique Lateral Flow Test (LFT) to be used in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus. 

Latest
20th November 2020
ams’ Jennifer Zhao named ‘Woman of the Year’

ams has congratulated Jennifer Zhao, who was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ at Questex’s Sensors Innovation Week 2020. Jennifer is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of ams’ Advanced Optical Sensors Division, and received the award on November 14th, 2020 at the Questex ‘Best Of Sensors’.

Analysis
24th December 2019
ams sells MEMs microphone business to Knowles

ams has sold its MEMS microphone interface design assets to its customer Knowles Corporation, a supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions. The deal confirms ams’s strategy to focus on sensor solutions.

Sensors
18th December 2019
Boost automotive electrification with first inductive position sensor

ams has introduced an inductive position sensor for high-speed, automotive and industrial electric motors to be available as a standard product on the open market. New rotor position sensing solutions based on the AS5715 can match the accuracy and latency of resolvers widely used in high-speed motor applications, while providing substantial savings in bill-of-materials cost, size and weight.

Sensors
2nd December 2019
Highly integrated optical sensors project successfully completed

ams has announced the successful completion of the Highly Integrated Optical Sensors Project. The €4.3 million HIOS project aims to enable ams and its consortium partners, the process and equipment suppliers APC, Boschman and Bühler Leybold Optics, to stay at the forefront of sensor integration and drive competitiveness in their respective markets. 

Sensors
18th November 2019
Active stereo vision system boosts 3D adoption

ams has introduced a new ASV technology product portfolio which enables manufacturers of consumer, computing and industrial products to implement face recognition and other 3D sensing applications more easily and at lower cost.

Sensors
15th November 2019
High performance temperature sensors for wearables

ams has introduced the AS621x-generation of temperature sensors delivering performance across a broad range of products, including a wide range of consumer electronic devices and wearables, health-related monitoring systems and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. 

Sensors
29th October 2019
Sensor eliminates flicker artefacts for smartphone images and videos

ams has introduced a sensor solution that enables smartphone world-facing cameras with rolling shutter image sensors to eliminate unwanted image artefacts - such as banding - that are caused by the flickering of artificial light sources. With the wide-spread usage of LED lighting, photography increasingly suffers from what is known as flicker from the lighting source.

Sensors
28th October 2019
Tiny proximity detection triggers extend time between battery charges

ams has launched a tiny digital proximity sensor module. The ultra-small package of the TMD2635 occupies just one millimetre cubed of volume and enables audio manufacturers of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbud products to develop smaller, lighter industrial design earbuds.

Sensors
16th October 2019
Active Stereo Vision system boosts 3D adoption

ams has introduced a new ASV technology product portfolio which enables manufacturers of consumer, computing and industrial products to implement face recognition and other 3D sensing applications more easily and at lower cost.

Sensors
7th October 2019
Enabling smartphones with space-saving accurate distance measurement

ams has released a tiny integrated module for direct time-of-flight (ToF) distance measurement providing accurate measurements from two centimetres up to 2.5m. The TMF8801 is more than 30% smaller than competing ToF sensors, making it perfect for compact space constrained designs, yet offers superior performance in important parameters including accuracy and usability in the presence of sunlight.

Sensors
26th September 2019
Tiny digital IR proximity sensing module enhances earbuds

ams has launched what they claim to be the world’s smallest digital proximity sensor module. The ultra-small package of the TMD2635 occupies just 1mm3 of volume and enables audio manufacturers of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbud products to develop smaller, lighter industrial design earbuds. 

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