Last SFr.35.80 CHF
Change Today +0.55 / 1.56%
Volume 377.6K
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SFr.35.50
Previous Close
SFr.35.25
Day High
SFr.36.35
Day Low
SFr.35.40
52 Week High
12/8/14 - SFr.38.75
52 Week Low
02/4/14 - SFr.18.74
Market Cap
2.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
291.6K
EPS TTM
SFr.1.10
Shares Outstanding
73.2M
EX-Date
06/2/14
P/E TM
27.1x
Dividend
SFr.0.21
Dividend Yield
0.71%
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ams AG designs, manufactures, and sells analog and analog intensive mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. It provides high fidelity audio front-ends for personal media players and other mobile consumer devices, as well as standalone amplifiers and telephone ICs; and light sensors products, including a portfolio of digital ambient light, digital color, proximity detection, light-to-digital, light-to-voltage, light-to-frequency sensors, and linear sensor arrays for intelligent light sensing. The company also offers lighting management products for smart and simple flash LED applications; and RGB LED-based fun light applications in mobile phones and other portable devices, as well as high performance solutions for large LCD panel backlighting, and LED and LCD drivers for various applications. In addition, it provides NFC/HF solutions, such as NFC/HF boosters, interface and sensor tags, and RFID reader ICs; and magnetic position sensors for industrial, medical, robotics, automotive, and consumer applications. Further, the company offers various power management products for mobile phones, portable navigation devices, personal audio/video players, and personal healthcare devices; transmitters and receivers for LF, HF, and UHF comprising wake-up and network functions for a range of RF applications; LED drivers, LED power converters, SDL ambient light sensors, and SDL color sensors; sensor interfaces; analog and mixed signal ASICs for the automotive, consumer, industry, and healthcare markets; and chip fabrication services. Additionally, it is involved in contract manufacturing of analog/mixed signal ICs based on customers’ designs. The company was formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and changed its name to ams AG in May 2012. ams AG is headquartered in Unterpremstätten, Austria.

1,400 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/28/14

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ams AG Releases New Family of Intelligent Sensors

ams AG released a new family of intelligent sensors that integrate six key sensing functions including gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation. The TMG399x product family is ideally suited for touchless gesture control and display management in smartphones, tablets and many other consumer electronics on the market. The TMG399x gesture software currently supports optimized Android drivers, and a fully-qualified gesture library is available for the Qualcomm ADSP sensor core on the Snapdragon 6xx and 8xx processor family for four-direction gesture, plus ALS, proximity, and all the other standard features. The ams gesture software offers expanded capability to include support for eight-direction gesture, push button and taps, and work is in-progress to support other third-party sensor hub devices. The gesture engine features automatic ambient light subtraction, crosstalk cancelation, dual 8-bit data converters, power saving inter-conversion delay, 32-dataset FIFO, and interrupt driven I2C communication. It accommodates a wide range of gesture-detection requirements, from simple North-South-East-West gestures to more complex gestures, including simulated button pushing and taps. Power consumption and noise are minimized with adjustable IR LED timing and optimized gesture algorithms. The TMG399x product family also integrates color sensors from ams. Accurate color management and light intensity measurements are critical parameters for display management in portable devices operating under a wide range of light sources, including fluorescent, incandescent and sunlight. Proximity detection, composed of the IR LED and sensor, is optimized for object detection within 100mm and can be used to simplify a product's user interface, such as intelligent on/off control of smartphone touchscreens. The proximity detection is factory-calibrated to a distance of 100mm, eliminating the need for OEMs to perform production-line calibration, and simplifying the end-product manufacturing. The TMG3993 and TMG3992 are in volume production now, and priced at $2.50 for 1,000 pieces.

ams AG Provides Software-Compatible Incremental Quadrature Output

ams AG provided software-compatible incremental quadrature output. In devices which use rotary knobs, the AS5601 and its paired magnet may replace a rotary encoder without any change to the host microcontroller or its application software. The AS5601 is based on ams' proven patented magnetic Hall position-sensing technology, which is already widely used in the automotive, industrial, medical and consumer markets. Since the AS5601 performs contactless rotary position measurement, it suffers none of the reliability problems with which conventional rotary encoders are plagued. They are notoriously prone to interference and premature failure because of the effects of mechanical wear and contamination by dust, grease, dirt and humidity. The robust differential sensing circuit in the AS5601 also rejects interference from external magnetic stray fields. The AS5601's operation, including its zero position, provides for easy configuration, since its register settings are accessed via an I(2) C interface and are saved in on-chip OTP memory. In addition, the quadrature (A/B) output offers great flexibility, providing between 8 and 2048 positions. This means that the AS5601 may be used, for instance by off-the-shelf rotary knob or encoder manufacturers, in multiple end products with different output requirements. Users of the AS5601 also have the choice of a 12-bit digital output, suitable for designs that are not directly replacing a conventional rotary encoder. As well as measuring angular displacement, the AS5601 can detect button presses. Algorithms implemented in the AS5601 reliably detect a sudden significant reduction in the air gap between the IC and its paired magnet, generating a PUSH output signal. This push-button function is immune to variations in magnetic field strength due to temperature variations or ageing. By default, the AS5601 automatically enters one of three low-power modes, keeping power consumption to a minimum by reducing the scanning frequency when the device has been inactive for a defined interval. In the lowest-power mode, the AS5601 draws just 1.5mA.

ams Names Thomas Stockmeier as Chief Operating Officer

ams announced that Thomas Stockmeier will join Kirk Laney, CEO, and Michael Wachsler-Markowitsch, CFO, on the Management Board of ams as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. Thomas Stockmeier joined ams in April 2013 as General Manager of the company's Industrial and Medical businesses. He took on responsibility for the Sensors and Sensor Interfaces division as well as Corporate Technology in 2014.

 

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