TAOS bought by austriamicrosystems
Jun 20, 2011 11:23 AM
austriamicrosystems (AMS) AG,
a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs for the medical, consumer, communications, industrial, and automotive markets, has agreed to a $320-million purchase of Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions (TAOS) Inc,
a leader in light-sensing technology for medical, consumer electronics, computer, industrial, and automotive.
AMS, Unterpremstaetten, Austria, is known for its capabilities in analog mixed-signal design, power management, intelligent sensors and sensor interfaces—all of which are key for developing future generations of advanced, intelligent or “smart” wireless/wired sensor platforms.
TAOS, Plano, TX, is recognized globally for its light sensing technology and is a leading supplier of light-sensing solutions to the medical, consumer electronics, computer, industrial, and automotive markets.
AMS-TAOS synergies are expected by leveraging AMS world-class manufacturing and process technology to develop leading-edge SSoC (Sensor Systems-on-Chip) solutions. TAOS has a longstanding and close relationship with austriamicrosystems as a customer of the austriamicrosystems’ analog foundry business.