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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

Micross AIT Receives DMEA Microelectronics Trusted Source Certification 

Orlando, FL, January 15, 2020 – Micross is pleased to announce that its Advanced Interconnect Technology operation (Micross AIT) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina has been accredited by the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) as a Microelectronics Trusted Source for Post CMOS Processing Services (Category 1A) effective December 13, 2019.

Source: Micross Advanced Interconnect Technology Receives DMEA Microelectronics Trusted Source Certification – Micross

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

ams digital X-ray readout IC pro vides clearer images at lower radiation doses

Premstaetten, Austria (June 29, 2020) — ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduces a new readout integrated circuit (IC) for digital X-ray flat panel detectors (FPDs) that provides clinicians with clearer images while reducing the patient’s exposure to radiation. The new AS5850A digital readout IC is a 16-bit, 256-channel charge-to-digital converter for use in static and dynamic digital X-ray scanners, digital radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, and interventional imaging.

Source: as5850a digital readout IC – as5850a digital readout IC | ams

Panthronics NFC wireless charging IC

ams and Senova Join Efforts to Create Point-of-Care COVID-19 Test

ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Senova, a manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic medical devices based in Germany, announced today they have successfully concluded tests using a combination of Senova technology and ams spectral sensor technology to improve performance and usability of a lateral flow-based test to detect antibodies related to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. A specifically developed sensor module based on the ams AS7341L spectral sensor sol

Source: ams and Senova Join Efforts on Technology to Create Point-of-care Rapid Antibody Test for COVID-19

Advantages and Tradeoffs of Encoder Technologies

Rotary encoders are key components in the motion-control feedback loop of a variety of applications, including industrial automation equipment and process control, robotics, medical devices, energy, aerospace, and more. As devices that translate mechanical motion into electrical signals, encoders provide engineers with essential data, such as position, speed, distance, and direction that can be used to optimize the performance of their overall system.

Source: Advantages and Tradeoffs of Encoder Technologies | DigiKey

New Scale Technologies: Miniaturization in Motors and Motion Control 

New Scale Technologies’ David Henderson recently spoke at a Design News webinar on the miniaturization of motors and motion control. The trend of miniaturization allows manufacturers to install motors and motion control into smaller and smaller form factors. This matters because miniaturization helps in reducing energy consumption as well as weight, making it attractive to sectors such as aerospace, defense, medical, and science.

Source: Webinar: The Tiny World of Miniaturization in Motors and Motion Control – New Scale Technologies

Corfin Industries Is Now a Division of Micross Components

ORLANDO, May 5, 2020 — Micross Components, Inc. (“Micross”), a leading global provider of mission-critical microelectronic components and services for high-reliability markets announces further progress in its strategic integration with Corfin Industries, LLC (“Corfin”), an industry-recognized leader in proprietary processes and technologies such as Robotic Hot Solder Dip (RHSD) Technology, innovative component preparation/modification solutions plus BGA Reballing/Deballing and trim & form services.

Source: Corfin Industries Is Now Micross – Micross

Automotive Electrification Keeps Driving Capacitor Development

Conventional wisdom says that when sales in a given market segment are falling, it’s not a great time to introduce new products.Take the automotive Read More

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