AMS AG takes over optical sensing expert MAZeT

AMS AG takes over optical sensing expert MAZeT

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Focused on industrial and medical applications, MAZeT offers considerable system and application know-how in advanced color and spectral sensing along with optical engineering expertise. MAZeT’s capabilities include IC and filter design as well as hardware and software system development with its Jencolor sensors being used in applications including airplane interior lighting, agricultural sensors, and medical skin lesion analysis.

The company also has a legacy business acting as module supplier to its previous industrial shareholders. MAZeT is based in Jena, Germany, with around 80 employees. The Jena region is a global center of excellence in optical technologies, which offers a strong basis to support ams’ growth plans going forward.

Mazet CEO Fred Grunert commented the move with the words that combining the expertise of both companies would strengthen their portfolio of optical sensors targeting the automotive, industrial, medical and smart lighting markets. AMS Executive Vice President Thomas Riener held out the prospect of creating new products in the areas of sensing and controlling lighting, measuring physical parameters or matching colors on a display to the real world.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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