NASA Taps Teledyne CCD Image Sensors to Search for Past Life on Mars

Teledyne e2v’s CCD image sensor is headed to Mars on NASA’s Perseverance Rover. Its mission? To investigate rock samples on the red planet for past signs of life.

Source: NASA Taps Teledyne CCD Image Sensors to Search for Past Life on Mars – News

ams Q2-2020 results overview

Premstaetten, Austria (29 July 2020) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, reports record revenues for the second quarter, up 13% year-on-year and at the mid-point of the expectation range, with strong adjusted operating profitability at the top end of the expectation range. This growth was driven by demand in ams’ consumer business, even with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its macro-economic and end market impact which resulted in muted automotive and industrial demand. Despite these factors ams expects a very good third quarter with revenues of USD 530-570 million and continued strong profitability resulting in an adjusted operating (EBIT) margin of 21-24%.

Source: Q2-2020-results – Q2-2020-results | ams

The ‘New Normal’ Boosts Interest in Touchless Tech 

I, like most people these days, do a lot of things differently since social distancing came into being during the coronavirus pandemic. I wonder which tech-based ones will stick. Some are really good ideas borne out of necessity; others can go the way of Covid-19, when it’s finally off the radar.

Source: The ‘New Normal’ Boosts Interest in Touchless Tech | EE Times

ams announces closing of OSRAM acquision

Premstaetten, Austria (9 July 2020) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announces the successful closing of the OSRAM Licht AG (OSRAM) acquisition. The takeover offer has been fully settled today and the offer price paid to the holders of the tendered shares.

Source: OSRAM-closing – OSRAM-closing | ams

AMS wins EU approval for 4.6 billion euro Osram buy 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian sensor producer Ams (VI:AMS) (S:AMS) on Monday gained unconditional EU antitrust approval for its 4.6-billion-euro (4.1 billion pounds) acquisition of German lighting group Osram (DE:OSRn)

Source: AMS wins unconditional EU approval for 4.6 billion euro Osram buy By Reuters