Analog Devices Acquires Swiss Image Sensor Company

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EETimes-Europe: Analog Devices Inc. has acquired Snap Sensor SA (Neuchatel, Switzerland), a maker of HDR and other specialized image sensors, for an undisclosed some of money.

Snap Sensor was founded in 2011 as a spin-off from an 8-year research program at Swiss research and technology organization CSEM. "SNAP Sensor’s cutting-edge optical technology and vision software and algorithm expertise allow us to continue unlocking new possibilities for our customers in a wide range of IoT applications such as building automation, building security, city management, transportation, and more,” said Michael Murray, GM of Industrial Sensing, Analog Devices. “This acquisition further enhances our sensing portfolio and ensures that we’re helping customers realize the best possible outcomes from IoT solutions.

The SNAP Sensor team will remain in Switzerland to establish a new Analog Devices R&D center and continue its close collaboration with CSEM. The acquisition will enhance Analog Devices’ Blackfin Low Power Imaging Platform (BLiP). “Our team is very enthusiastic about joining Analog Devices,” said Pascal Dorster, CEO of SNAP Sensor. “This provides us access to the engineering, supply-chain, and commercialization resources needed to accelerate our growth and continue advancing our technology vision.

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