TDK-Micronas, Matronic Ink Distribution Deal

TDK Corporation announces a distribution agreement of its subsidiary TDK-Micronas GmbH with matronic GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With this new contract, matronic will distribute the entire TDK-Micronas product portfolio comprising Hall-effect sensors and embedded motor controllers to customers in the German-speaking area. “We are excited to partner with matronic…

Magnetic Sensors Market to Reach $3.7B by 2022

San Francisco, Calif. — The global magnetic sensors market size is expected to reach USD 3.65 billion by 2022 according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Technological advancements and an increased awareness regarding vehicle safety are anticipated to drive the global magnetic sensors market growth over the forecast period. Escalating demand for GPS & navigation enabled…

TDK to Acquire Micronas

TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG (“Micronas”, SIX: MASN) jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which TDK will launch an all cash public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of Micronas for CHF 7.50 per share. On a fully diluted…

Falling Prices Impact Sensor Market Growth

Market competition, coupled with high-volume applications including wearable systems, is driving down the average selling prices (ASPs) of sensors at an accelerated pace, and squeezing supplier profit margins, reported IC Insights. While shipments are rising thanks to the adoption of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications such as…

Honeywell Delivers Product Differentiation

Keeping in line with the company’s strategy to deliver high-performance differentiated sensors and switches, Honeywell Sensing and Control rolls out its Nanopower Series of magnetic sensors, aimed as a replacement for reed switches in a variety of applications. These anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs deliver high sensitivity and extremely low power for battery-operated devices, as…

Honeywell Unveils Nanopower AMR Sensor ICs

Minneapolis, Minn. – Honeywell has claimed the industry’s first Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor ICs that provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring only 360 nanoamps (nA). Offering low power requirements together with smaller packaging and higher durability and reliability than reed switches at the same sensitivity…