AMS acquires optical sensor specialist MAZeT

AMS has recently closed the transaction to acquire MAZeT, a provider of color and spectral sensing ICs and ASICs with a focus on precision engineering for industrial and medical applications.

Focused on industrial and medical applications, MAZeT has strong expertise in advanced color and spectral sensing and outstanding optical engineering. Its capabilities include IC design, filter design and hardware and software system development. MAZeT’s JENCOLOR® sensors have been used in many applications including airplane interior lighting, agricultural sensors, and medical skin lesion analysis.

Dr. Fred Grunert, CEO of MAZeT GmbH, commented on the transaction: “MAZeT has been a pioneer in optical color and spectral sensor development and we are very pleased to join ams. Combining complementary products and the sensor expertise of both companies will create an even stronger leadership position with a leading portfolio of optical sensors targeting the automotive, industrial, medical and smart lighting end markets.”

Thomas Riener, EVP & General Manager Emerging Sensor Solutions at AMS said: “We are very excited to welcome the MAZeT team to ams. Adding MAZeT’s excellent optical know-how allows us to create new product and application opportunities in areas such as sensing and controlling lighting, measuring physical parameters or matching colors on a display to the real world. ams’ operational and manufacturing capabilities and global sales reach will offer additional synergies increasing the strategic potential of this transaction.”

AMS gains market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens its position in emerging optical sensing applications after this strategic acquisition of MAZeT.

Credit: AMS.

More information can be found at: AMS; MAZeT.


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