TDK to Acquire InvenSense for $1.3B

Key Transaction Highlights: Acquisition promotes further growth in sensor and actuator products, an important part of TDK’s strategic growth plan, and will strengthen TDK’s position as a stronger global player for sensor solutions. Transaction brings together more complete portfolio of sensor and software solutions spanning inertial, pressure, microphone and ultrasonic wave sensor products and technologies…

TDK Subsidiary Renamed TDK-Micronas

TDK Corporation announces the renaming of its group company “Micronas” to “TDK-Micronas”. TDK-Micronas is a leading supplier of Hall-effect sensors with more than 40 years’ experience in the Automotive industry. The company today offers the world’s broadest range of Hall-effect sensors and embedded motor controllers for the Automotive and Industrial markets. As already disclosed, with…

IoT to Drive Growth Opportunities for Sensors

Sensors are experiencing large-scale deployment in diverse end-user applications across verticals in standalone, integrated, combined, embedded and, more recently, wearable and ingestibles. Sensors are transforming to be highly intelligent with analytical and decision-making capability at the edge. Driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, sensors form the cornerstone of Industry/Manufacturing 4.0, an integrated approach to remote connectivity…

Sensor Market to Reach $241B by 2022

Sensor Market Report, by Allied Market Research, forecast that the global market is expected to garner $241 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.3%. In the year 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the global market and contributed over 45% of the overall market, owing to improved electronics industry infrastructure and increase in demand for electronic products such as smartphones,…

Digi-Key Stocks SPEC Sensors Gas Sensors

SPEC Sensors’ ultra-low-power sensors are now available globally through Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as part of a new distribution agreement between the two companies. “SPEC Sensors views our global distribution partnership with Digi-Key as a great opportunity to reach out to the electronics design community with the next generation of high-performance electrochemical gas sensors,”…

EPCOS to Acquire Tronics

Tokyo, Japan and Crolles, France – TDK Corporation (“TDK”, TSE: 6762) and Tronics Microsystems SA (“Tronics”, ISIN:FR0004175099 ALTRO) jointly announced today that TDK’s wholly-owned subsidiary EPCOS AG (“EPCOS”), a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules and systems based in Munich, Germany, and Tronics have signed a tender offer agreement pursuant to which EPCOS will launch…

AMS Acquires MAZeT

Premstaetten, Austria — ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and…