TAOS bought by austriamicrosystems

TAOS bought by austriamicrosystems

Jun 20, 2011 11:23 AM

http://medicaldesign.com/engineering-prototyping/research-development/taos-bought-by-austriamicrosystems-0611/

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.

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