AMS acquires sensor company
acam-messelectronic develops sensor interface solutions based on the company’s proprietary time-to-digital converter technology (TDC). This technology offers resolutions in the picosecond range and enables its users to achieve significant advantages in sophisticated sensor-based applications. The technology is used to extend the approach of time-based measurements to determine other measurands such as rotational speed, capacity or resistance at very high speed and precision. Solutions based on acam’s technology also excel through very low energy consumption, ams said. acam products are used in industrial and infrastructure controls as well as medical and automotive technology. In addition, the technology enables excellent performance in measurement solutions based on the principles of time-of-flight and ultrasound.
Headquartered in Stutensee near Karlsruhe (Germany), privately-owned acam-messelectronics has a headcount of 25 and achieves sales in the high single-digit million euro range and offers "an attractive profitability", as ams puts it. After the completion of the transaction which is expected by end of next week, ams plans to integrate acam’s activities in existing and future markets into its own business and consolidate the company’s figures; the Stutensee campus will be continued.