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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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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. 

Sensors
10th July 2019
Partnership to speed delivery of 3D and NIR sensors

ams has signed a formal letter of intent to collaborate in the field of Image Sensors with SmartSens Technology, a global supplier of high-performance CMOS image sensors. This collaboration complements ams’ strategic approach to further broaden its portfolio for all three 3D technologies while accelerating time to market for a more differentiated set of new products. 

Analysis
8th July 2019
Technical Lab supports ultrasonic water metering in China

Ams and Qingdao iESLab Electronic, and Jiangxi Water Group have announced plans to extend their China Water Utilities’ Platform, an alliance to promote the benefits of ultrasonic water metering and NB-IoT technologies based on Ali Cloud. With the launch of the new Jiangxi Water Utility’s Technical Lab in Nanchang, the partners will further support China utilities companies with leading-edge demonstrations of the ‘big data divide...

Sensors
4th July 2019
ToF sensor wins 'Best of Sensors Innovation' at Sensors Expo 2019

  ams has announced it was awarded two highly coveted awards at Sensors Expo: the Best of Sensors Expo Innovation Award for its TMF8701 true direct Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor system and the Design and Engineering Team of the Year. The awards highlight advances in sensor innovations and excellence among engineers.

Sensors
3rd July 2019
Partnership enables 3D face recognition in any smart device

  ams and artificial intelligence pioneer, MEGVII has announced that they have signed a partnership agreement to jointly develop and promote complete, plug-and-play 3D face recognition solutions for any type of smart consumer or commercial device.

Mixed Signal/Analog
2nd July 2019
Noise cancellation technology to transform listening to music

  ams has recently unveiled new digital noise cancellation technology that will transform the experience of hearing music, having voice calls - and even the world around us - when wearing new, more comfortable true wireless earbuds.

Analysis
19th June 2019
Homeless World Cup Players invited to improve work opportunities

Last week, ams, welcomed the members of both the Austrian national squads participating in this year’s Homeless World Cup tournament in Cardiff to its headquarters. As part of its sponsorship of the teams, via Caritas Styria, the visit to ams headquarters included a factory tour and a program of personal development and fun activities designed to help improve the future life and work opportunities of the players.

Sensors
17th June 2019
Innovative demos of optical sensor technologies Sensors Expo 2019

Supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, will showcase innovative optical sensing technologies which are transforming personal health monitoring, the mobile phone, automotive evolution, and smart agriculture at the Sensors Expo 2019 (25th to 27th June, San Jose, CA). The company will also lead two Sensors Expo conference sessions.

Analysis
28th May 2019
Scoring a goal in the fight to end homelessness

Supplier of sensor solutions, ams, is extending its support of Caritas Austria to sponsor both the Austrian national squads that will participate in the 17th Homeless World Cup in Cardiff, July 27th to August 3rd, 2019. In addition to financial support, the company will host the squad members for a program of personal development and work-related activities designed to help improve their life and work opportunities after the tournament.

Sensors
20th May 2019
Delivering solid-state LiDAR systems for the automotive industry

ams has announced that it has signed an agreement to team with Ibeo Automotive Systems, the German specialist for automotive LiDAR sensor technology, and ZF Friedrichshafen, one of the largest technology companies for mobility worldwide to advance solid-state LiDAR technology for use in autonomous driving and other applications. The three companies will partner on joint R&D efforts to ensure that this technology can be quickly and safely adop...

Sensors
22nd March 2019
Further development for pressure sensors through joint venture

ams and Wise Road Capital have announced that they have signed an agreement to create a joint venture to advance the development and sales of environmental, flow and pressure sensor solutions for the global market. Under the agreement, employees, IP, sensor products and solutions and related customers will transfer from ams to the joint venture, while Wise Road Capital will provide its expert joint venture guidance, deep market knowledge and stre...

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