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Sensirion acquires the automotive division of AIC

Swiss sensor manufactuter, 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 not only expands its market position physically, but also as an OEM automotive sensor module supplier.

The acquired company will operate under the name Sensirion Automotive Solutions as a legally independent entity of Sensirion. 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.
The two companies have been collaborating successfully for many years.

“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.”

“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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