Sensirion AG of Stäfa ZH at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA Trade Fair
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Sensirion AG

Laubisrütistr. 50, 8712 Stäfa ZH
Switzerland

Telephone +41 44 3064000
Fax +41 44 3064030
info@sensirion.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
IVAM Microtechnology Network

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COMPAMED 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand H19

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COMPAMED 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a

Contact

Barbara Thurnherr

Phone
0041 44 306 40 00

Email
info@sensirion.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Electrical and electronic components
  • 02.32  Sensors, Micro sensors

Sensors, Micro sensors

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.04  Detectors

Detectors

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.05  Flow-control and flowmeters

Flow-control and flowmeters

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.09  Lab on a chip

Lab on a chip

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.13  Meters, airflow, humidity and temperature

Meters, airflow, humidity and temperature

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.14  Micro fluidics

Micro fluidics

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.01  Laboratory equipment
  • 10.01.15  Micro dispensing

Micro dispensing

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.02  Manufacturing equipment
  • 10.02.14  Fluid control

Fluid control

Our products

Product category: Sensors

Mass Flow Meters for Gases

Sensirion's mass flow meters ensure fast, accurate and economical measurements of gas flow over a wide dynamic range. At the heart of every mass flow sensor is a MEMS based calorimetric microsensor, which measures the gas flow using the thermal measurement principle. The sensor element is integrated with the complete signal conditioning electronics on one single chip. This unique integrated technological approach - provided by the unparalleled and innovative CMOSens® Technology - results in excellent performance at a very attractive cost. That is why leading manufacturers, including ones in the medical industry, rely on Sensirion's highly sensitive flow meters today.

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Mass Flow Controllers for Gases

Sensirion's mass flow controllers are characterized by fast and accurate control of gas flow over a wide dynamic range. Based on the innovative CMOSens® Technology, the heart of these mass flow controllers is a calorimetric microsensor (MEMS), which is integrated with the complete signal conditioning electronics on one single chip. While the flow is measured using the thermal measurement principle, efficient control is provided by an analog controlling circuit. This unique integrated technological approach results in excellent performance and reliability - at a very attractive cost.

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Product category: Sensors

Differential Pressure Sensors

Differential pressure sensors from Sensirion measure reliably, fast and stable. The digital and analog sensors offer highest accuracy and resolution, especially at very low differential pressures. The small and cost-effective design makes them an ideal match for price-sensitive solutions, e.g. in medical and HVAC applications. Each differential pressure sensor is individually calibrated and temperature compensated.

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Product category: Sensors

Liquid Flow Meters

Sensirion's liquid flow meters establish new standards wherever monitoring of low liquid flow rates, liquid handling, and liquid dispensing is important. Our unique CMOSens® Technology allows measuring the liquid flow bi-directionally through the wall of the sensor’s flow channel from hundreds of milliliters per minute down to single-digit nanoliters per minute. Applications in fields like medical devices, diagnostics as well as process and automation technology benefit daily from our safe and reliable sensor solutions.

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Product category: Sensors

Humidity Sensors

Sensirion is the world's leading manufacturer of digital relative humidity and temperature sensors. By pioneering digital humidity sensors 15 years ago, Sensirion has defined an industry standard with the SHTxx series. Best-in-class products, unmatched experience and excellent application support make Sensirion the No.1 partner for humidity and temperature sensing.

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Temperature Sensors

The high-accuracy digital temperature sensors are based on Sensirion’s CMOSens® technology, which combines the strengths of standard CMOS production processes and advanced MEMS technology on a single silicon chip.

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Product category: Sensors

CO2 Sensor

CMOSens® Technology for IR detection enables carbon dioxide measurements of the highest accuracy at a competitive price. Along with the NDIR measurement technology for detecting CO2 comes a best-in-class Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor integrated on the very same sensor module. Ambient humidity and temperature can be measured by Sensirion’s algorithm expertise through modelling and compensating of external heat sources without the need of any additional components. The very small module height allows easy integration into different applications.

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PM2.5 Sensor

Sensirion’s forthcoming PM2.5 sensor will define new market standards for accurate and reliable detection of PM2.5 and PM10. With this new particulate matter sensor, Sensirion expands its range of environmental sensing solutions and opens up a new dimension in indoor and outdoor air quality applications.

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Multi-Pixel Gas Sensor

The digital gas sensor SGP opens up new possibilities for the measurement of indoor air quality. The long-term stable metal-oxide gas sensor features multiple sensing elements on one chip, the SGP provides in-depth information on air quality. The sensing element features an unmatched robustness against contaminating gases present in real-world applications, enabling a unique long-term stability and low drift. The small package size (2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN), the I2C interface, and the dust and water protection membrane make the SGP easy to integrate into a  large variety of applications, e.g. in appliances or smart home devices.

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Oct 11, 2017

Single-Use Liquid Flow Sensor for the Measurement of the Lowest Flow Rates in Bio-medical Applications

Sensirion, the market and innovation leader for digital microsensors, will be attending the COMPAMED 2017 trade fair in order to present its single-use liquid flow sensor LD20 aimed at the fast, precise and reliable measurement of the lowest flow rates. The showcased flow sensor series is based on a successful design study that was first presented in 2014 and has already received several international awards. Product development of the LD20-2600B, the first representative of the new single-use sensor series, is now complete and it is ready for high-volume production. The intelligent, compact and cost-effective sensor is suitable for a wide range of biomedical applications in the field of critical and home care, such as monitoring of ambulatory infusion pumps, ultra-low flow measurements of precious medications in neonatology and pediatrics, continuous urine flow measurement, to name but a few.

 The LD20-2600B liquid flow sensor is based on Sensirion’s proven CMOSens® Technology and optimizes costs by simplifying the design without sacrificing easy fluidic, electrical and mechanical connections. Barbed fittings ensure safe and secure integration in the fluidic line. The straight and unobstructed flow channel design has no moving parts. Medical-grade wetted materials provide outstanding chemical resistance and excellent media compatibility. While providing bidirectional measurement of flow rates from 1000 ml/h down to single digit ml/h, the sensor also reliably detects common failure modes such as occlusion, air in line or infiltration with unprecedented speed and sensitivity.

Smaller LD20 product versions (e.g. the LD20-0600x) for even lower flow rates down to only a few hundred µl/h will be released in the future and are now available in sample quantities.

Sensirion’s liquid flow meters are already being used in numerous challenging applications, from diagnostic instruments to process control in the semiconductor industry. Combined with Sensirion’s extensive experience in the medical field, the new single-use LD20 series will enhance your applications with maximum safety, performance and reliability.  

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Oct 11, 2017

Multi-Pixel Gas Sensor SGP Is Now Available Globally

The siloxane-resistant SGP multi-pixel gas sensor is now available worldwide through Sensirion’s distribution network.

Based on Sensirion’s innovative MOXSens® technology, the SGP offers a unique combination of long-term stability and multi-pixel technology that opens up new possibilities for environmental monitoring. Traditional metal-oxide gas sensors suffer from poor long-term stability caused through irreversible contamination by siloxanes. Sensirion’s proprietary MOXSens® technology provides the SGP with an unmatched robustness against these contaminants that results in unique long-term stability and accuracy. Get this innovative sensor now at global and local distributors.

The SGP30 has been designed for smart home, appliance and Internet of Things applications. It features two calibrated air quality signals and on-chip humidity compensation. In addition, with the SGPC3, Sensirion offers a low power solution that makes reliable gas sensing available for mobile applications for the first time.

Evaluation and testing is supported by application notes and example code; the SGP evaluation kits are also available through Sensirion’s distribution network. Visit Sensirion’s website to see where you can order the SGP gas sensor or to learn more about its specifications and features.

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Oct 11, 2017

Sensirion Strengthens its Automotive Sensor Module Business and Acquires the Automotive Division of AIC

Sensirion acquires the automotive business of Auto Industrial Co. Ltd. (AIC), a provider of automotive sensor modules. With this acquisition, which includes sites in China, South Korea and the US, Sensirion expands its market position as 1st tier and OEM automotive sensor module supplier.The acquisition expands Sensirion's global footprint and strengthens its automotive sensor module business. The acquired company will operate under the name Sensirion Automotive Solutions as a legally independent entity of Sensirion. AIC and Sensirion have been collaborating very successfully for many years. The acquisition includes the sensor and module business of AIC, which designs, manufactures and sells sensor modules for the automotive industry. Its key products are auto defogging sensors (ADS), air quality sensors (AQS) and carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors. "We have known Sensirion as the leading environmental sensor company for many years and we successfully use Sensirion sensors in our core products for automotive 1st tiers and OEMs," says Joon-Kook Choi, CEO of AIC. "I am convinced that Sensirion Automotive Solutions will serve our customers in South Korea, China and the US even better with a new range of high performance sensing solutions." With ISO/TS16949-certified factories, R&D centers and sales offices in China, South Korea, Switzerland and the US, as well as a long history of selling to OEMs and 1st tiers, Sensirion Automotive Solutions is already part of the leading provider of sensor modules and environmental sensors for the automotive market.

Sensirion's product range is the ideal complement and includes gas and liquid flow sensors, differential pressure sensors and environmental sensors for the measurement of humidity and temperature, volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon dioxide (CO2) and particulate matter (PM2.5). "The integration of AIC's sensor module business strengthens our position as a comprehensive solution provider for the automotive market and moves us closer to customers," says Marc von Waldkirch, CEO of Sensirion. "Sensirion's broad sensor design-in and application know-how combined with AIC's module expertise will enable the new company, Sensirion Automotive Solutions, to provide turnkey sensing module solutions and bring automotive environmental sensing to the next level." Sensirion AG as the longstanding sensor component company and Sensirion Automotive Solutions will operate as independent entities. The R&D, production and sales offices in Switzerland will not be affected by this acquisition. Sensirion AG will continue to focus on sensor components.

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Oct 11, 2017

Sensirion Is One of the Best Employers in Switzerland

Sensirion is a fantastic place to work. Great Place to Work®, the expert in workplace culture and employer attractiveness, named Sensirion one of the most popular employers in Switzerland. Sensirion was listed as the second-best company in the Large Company category (more than 250 employees) for 2017. Indeed, the high-tech company's unique corporate culture is the foundation for the innovations that consistently push it to the top of its field and make it the international market leader in environmental and flow sensors.

According to Great Place to Work®, the international research and consulting company, employees tend to find a workplace attractive when they trust their employer, are proud of what they do, and enjoy working with their colleagues. The research institute analyzes companies' attractiveness in a two-step process. First, employees are questioned anonymously about their satisfaction, and second all HR processes are subjected to an audit.

Sensirion achieved an exceptional trust index of 89% in the employee satisfaction questionnaire. A full 95% of Sensirion employees agreed with the statement: "All in all, I would say this is a very good place to work." Sensirion employees appreciate the fair and collegial teamwork at the company, the open and timely communication policy, and the creative freedom and high level of independence. The external Great Place to Work® audit scored Sensirion as exemplary compared with other companies in the fields of "providing information", "teamwork", "recognition" and "celebration".

A listing among the most popular employers is nothing new for Sensirion. The company has already been honored several times for its unbeatable combination of innovation and unique corporate culture. In April 2017, for example, the personnel research institute Universum named Sensirion as a preferred employer for students and graduates in the fields of engineering, information technology and natural sciences.

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Oct 11, 2017

Sensirion Solves Long-Standing Stability Problem in Metal-Oxide Gas Sensors

At this year’s Sensor+Test 2017 in Nuremberg (May 30 – June 1), Sensirion AG, the expert in environmental and flow sensor solutions, introduces the SGP – a siloxane resistant metal-oxide gas sensor with unprecedented long-term stability.

The SGP gas sensor is based on Sensirion’s multi-pixel platform, which integrates four gas sensing elements into a very small 2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN package featuring a fully calibrated air quality output signal. The unique combination of long-term stability and multi-pixel technology opens up new possibilities for environmental monitoring in smart home, appliances and Internet of Things applications. Thanks to its unique performance, the SGP allows for the first time the integration of metal-oxide gas sensors into mobile devices.

Traditional metal-oxide gas sensors suffer from poor long-term stability including a rapid loss of sensitivity and a strong increase in response time. This degradation is caused through irreversible contamination by certain chemical compounds like siloxanes which are ubiquitous in real-life applications due to their widespread use in consumer products and production environments. Sensirion’s proprietary metal-oxide technology and multi-pixel platform provide the SGP with an unmatched robustness against these contaminants resulting in unique long-term stability and accuracy. Thus, with the SGP a reliable metal-oxide gas sensor is truly available!

Visit Sensirion at Sensor+Test 2017 (Hall 1, Booth 316) to learn more about Sensirion’s new metal-oxide gas sensor and its enormous potential.

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Oct 11, 2017

Proximal Flow Sensors Now Available for Neonatal Applications

Sensirion, the world's leading manufacturer of high quality sensors and sensor solutions for flow measurement and control and the regulation of environmental parameters, will be attending the MD&M West 2017 trade fair in order to present a proximal flow sensor for flow measurements in respiratory applications used in neonatology and pediatrics. This fully calibrated SFM3400 sensor is available as a single-use and reusable solution, and is highly robust, accurate and extremely fast in processing signals. It is ideally suited for OEM applications in medical ventilation and anesthesia for newborns and babies.Sensirion is launching the SFM3400 flow sensor, a proximal sensor for flow rates of up to 33 slm, making it suitable for use in the neonatology and pediatric care segments. The digital SFM3400 is fully bi-directionally calibrated, extremely accurate and robust, and has a fast signal processing time. The special design of the flow channel results in minimal dead space (<1 ml), while the slightly increased pressure drop ensures extremely high stability in varying inlet conditions. The sensor can also be connected via medical cones to establish a pneumatic connection to the respiratory cycle. It has a mechanical interface for setting up a user-friendly electrical connection. Combined, these features make the new neonatal proximal flow sensor particularly suitable for proximal flow measurements in medical ventilation and anesthesia. It is also ideal for other neonatal OEM applications requiring proximal flow measurements.

The new flow sensor is available as both a single-use solution (SFM3400-D) and a reusable solution (SFM3400-AW). The reusable version is able to withstand autoclave procedures, making it washable, autoclavable and cleanable. Both sensor versions are fully calibrated, making recalibration unnecessary.

The SFM3400 mass flow meter completes Sensirion's comprehensive product range for flow measurements in medical technology. Sensirion now offers various sensor products for inspiratory, expiratory and proximal applications that are used for ventilation, anesthesia, inhaler, drug delivery and metabolic measurement purposes. The product range also includes two proximal flow sensors to aid respiratory therapy in adults.

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Oct 11, 2017

Proven and Improved - SDP800 Series Differential Pressure Sensors

   Sensirion, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality flow and environmental sensors, presents the new differential pressure sensors of the SDP800 series. The sensor is the result of more than 15 years of experience in measuring air flow to millions of HVAC systems, car engines and patients. They consequently utilize the successful features of the SDP600 differential pressure sensor and come in the same proven housing, which enables easy integration. The next generation chip combines outstanding accuracy and long-term stability with extended functionality and higher measurement speed at even lower cost. Thus, the new SDP800 is the reliable and advanced solution for the most demanding, but cost-sensitive HVAC applications, such as VAV controllers and burners.

The new differential pressure sensors of the SDP800 series offer excellent repeatability and measurement speed up to 2 kHz. The fully calibrated and temperature-compensated sensors are available in numerous versions that differ in pressure range, pneumatic connection and output signal. Whereas the analog version provides a configurable analog voltage output, the digital version features different measurement modes, smart averaging functions and multiple I2C addresses. Both versions come with either 125 Pa or 500 Pa bidirectional pressure range and provide a manifold or tube connection.

Like all Sensirion differential pressure sensors, the SDP800 series is based on Sensirion's patented CMOSens® Technology, which combines the sensor element, signal processing and digital calibration on a small CMOS chip. The differential pressure is measured by a thermal sensor element using the flow-through principle. Thanks to this, Sensirion's CMOSens® differential pressure sensors come with no zero-point drift and outperform traditional piezo-resistive membrane sensors in terms of sensitivity at low differential pressures, offset drift and hysteresis, as well as position sensitivity, shock resistance and temperature variations.

An evaluation kit is available for quick and easy testing of the digital SDP800 sensors. This EK-P5 evaluation kit consists of a SDP810 sensor that is easily plugged into a PC via an USB cable. With the help of the software available online for download, the differential pressure sensor can be tested under realistic conditions by following the simple installation steps. The kit can be purchased directly from Sensirion distributors.

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Oct 11, 2017

Sensirion Sensor + Fraunhofer Micropump = A Miniaturized Smart Drug Delivery Module

At this year’s COMPAMED trade fair, the sensor manufacturer Sensirion and the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies (EMFT) will be presenting an innovative concept study in the field of medical technology. Fraunhofer EMFT’s silicon micropump has been combined with Sensirion’s LD20 single-use liquid flow sensor as part of a joint project with the aim of developing a smart and cost-efficient miniaturized module for controlled and monitored drug delivery. This highly integrated single-use drug delivery module measures a mere 35 x 15 x 5 mm3. Both partners will be at COMPAMED 2016 to showcase live demonstrations for interested visitors for the first time.

Sensirion AG is the leading manufacturer of humidity, temperature, gas and liquid flow sensors. The cost-efficient LD20 disposable liquid flow sensor used for this concept study is exceptionally compact and measures flow rates in the micro and milliliter per hour range with outstanding precision and reliability thanks to the patented CMOSens® Technology. The Fraunhofer EMFT is among the world's leading development teams in the field of micropumps. Scientists at the research institution have developed various micro membrane pumps made of silicon, which can be manufactured in high volumes at wafer level for very low costs. Both partners have received the DeviceMed innovation prize for their advancements in microfluidics in the past.

During a meeting at COMPAMED 2015, Sensirion and Fraunhofer EMFT discussed the idea for an integrated single-use module for a controlled and monitored drug delivery. The innovative concept progressed into a development project that the teams have worked on over the last year. The objective of the project is to demonstrate the possibilities of such a solution for single-use applications to the medical technology industry. At this year’s COMPAMED, visitors will be able to see the results
first-hand and for the first time.

The single-use drug delivery module is a highly integrated microfluidic system based on the Sensirion’s LD20 disposable liquid flow sensor, which can measure even tiniest flow rates with extraordinary speed, precision and intelligence and features sensitive failure detection to help counteract e.g. cross flows and extravasation. The Fraunhofer EMFT micropump has been seamlessly integrated into the extended flow channel of the sensor and reaches despite its tiny size type dependent flow rates with water of up to 1000 μl/min. The minimum displaced volume is 50 nanoliters. This single-use drug delivery module opens up entirely new possibilities for wearable and digital applications that will simplify patient compliance.

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Oct 11, 2017

World’s smallest differential pressure sensor opens up new applications

At this year's medical technology trade fair MD&M West, Sensirion, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality sensors for the measurement and control of humidity, gas and liquid flows, will be showcasing a genuine innovation - the world's smallest differential pressure sensor. Sensirion's new SDP3x digital differential pressure sensor measures just 5mm x 8mm x 5mm and opens up countless new integration and application possibilities, including for the measurement of air flows in medical technology or the consumer goods industry.

The new SDP3x differential pressure sensor is considerably smaller than other sensors in its segment. It can be built into devices which previously lacked sufficient space for any sensory technology at all. Thanks to the small sensor, existing devices can also be made considerably smaller. The new sensor is particularly suitable for portable or mobile medical devices in the field of home care (medical ventilation) or for products in the consumer goods industry.

The SDP3x sensor measures differential pressure and is ideal for the measurement of mass flow in a bypass configuration. And it's not just its small size that's impressive - it also stands out thanks to its accuracy, long-term stability, and no zero-point drift. The new SDP3x is reflow solderable and available in a pick-and-place package on tape and reel for industrial manufacturing. The small sensor also offers fast signal processing and response time and includes various other digital functions such as multiple I2C addresses and interrupts. All of these new features make Sensirion's SDP3x series differential pressure sensor the perfect choice for cost-sensitive applications requiring high unit volumes.

The fully calibrated and temperature-compensated differential pressure sensors are available in a variety of versions. The SDP31 is digital with an I2C interface, and the SDP36 has an analog output signal. Both versions measure a bi-directional flow range of up to 500 Pa. In 2016, new products with extended measurement ranges and different features will be added to the SDP3x series. The different versions in the SDP3x series cater to all customer needs.

The SDP3x differential pressure sensor is manufactured with the latest generation of Sensirion's CMOSens® chips and is the cornerstone of the new sensor platform for measurement of differential pressure and gas flow. As with all sensors using the patented CMOSens® Technology, the SDP3x also integrates the sensor element and the evaluation circuit into a single CMOS silicon chip. The result is an ultra-precision system that offers long-term stability for sophisticated and cost-sensitive applications.

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Company details

Sensirion is the leading manufacturer of high-quality sensors and sensor solutions for the measurement and control of humidity, and of gas and liquid flows. Founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, the company is based in Stäfa near Zurich, Switzerland, and employs people in countries such as the USA, South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Germany. The headquarters in Switzerland is responsible for research, development, and production.

Millions of Sensirion's sensor components and solutions are used all over the world, including in the automotive industry, medical technology, HVAC industry, industrial processes, and in consumer goods. Sensirion's success is based on the innovative CMOSens® technology, which combines the sensor and analysis electronics in a single semiconductor chip. This means large unit numbers can be produced at high quality and low cost. This makes Sensirion a preferred supplier of microsensors and sensor solutions.

Sites all around the world and a seamless distribution network mean we can be local to any customer anywhere in the world in order to provide the best possible support at every stage of the project. We have a range of awards that prove we are prepared to go the extra mile for our customers. Most recently, we have received the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010" Award, which is presented to companies that have contributed to improving the competitiveness of the Swiss economy by means of personal commitment and the willingness to take risks.

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Company data

Sales volume

100-199 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

500-999

Foundation

1998

Area of business

Electrical and electronic components

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