austriamicrosystems Announces New Company “ams” Brand

  austriamicrosystems Announces New Company “ams” Brand

ams unites the brand of austriamicrosystems and leading global light sensor
supplier TAOS Inc. acquired in 2011

Business Wire

UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, Austria -- May 16, 2012

A new name has appeared in the world of high-performance analog semiconductors
and best-in-class sensor solutions with the announcement today by
austriamicrosystems that “ams” will be its new company brand. “The new brand
name, “ams,” unites austriamicrosystems and the brand and identity of TAOS
(Texas Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc.), the leading global supplier of
intelligent light sensors, acquired in 2011.

ams, headquartered in Unterpremstaetten, Austria, is a leading global designer
and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs that provides innovative
analog solutions to the most challenging applications in sensors and sensor
interfaces, power management and wireless. ams’ products are aimed at
applications which require high accuracy, wide dynamic range, sensitivity, and
immunity to noise or ultra-low power consumption.

The company builds on more than 30 years of operation in analog semiconductors
and is responsible for numerous breakthroughs in applications such as magnetic
encoders, medical imaging, power management, low-power RF, optical sensing,
audio amplification, and battery sensing. ams draws on this experience, and on
the unique CMOS, High Voltage CMOS and SiGe fabrication processes it has
developed, to create new high-performance standard products and ASICs
targeting the consumer and communications, industrial, medical, and automotive
markets all around the globe.

John Heugle, CEO of ams, said: “Today is an exciting day for all the employees
of ams, because it marks the start of a new, single entity – the combination
of two very successful names, austriamicrosystems and TAOS, into one new brand
and one identity which is even greater than the sum of its parts.”

View the brand video and get more information at the new domain or
follow us on Twitter!/amsAnalog

about ams

ams develops and manufactures high performance analog semiconductors that
solve its customers’ most challenging problems with innovative solutions. ams’
products are aimed at applications which require extreme precision, accuracy,
dynamic range, sensitivity, and ultra-low power consumption. ams’ product
range includes sensors, sensor interfaces, power management ICs and wireless
ICs for customers in the consumer, industrial, medical, mobile communications
and automotive markets.

With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 1,200 people globally and
serves more than 6,500 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss
stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS). More information about ams can be found

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Ulrike Anderwald
Marketing Communications Manager
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