ams Further Expands Singapore Manufacturing Capacity to Address Global Demand for Optical Sensor Solutions

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 8:12 PM Print This Post

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ams (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor
solutions, today announced the expansion of its manufacturing operations
in Singapore at JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines. ams will operate a fully
automated clean room with state-of-the-art filter deposition technology
for high-precision, best-in-class micro-optic sensors. Alongside this,
ams will also invest in a new VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting
Lasers) R&D and manufacturing line.

ams is expecting to invest around $200M over the next three years in
manufacturing in Tampines. The investment includes the clean room
equipment and a new facility for VCSEL and sensor manufacturing at JTC
nanoSpace @ Tampines. Together with the expansion in Ang Mo Kio, which
was announced earlier this year, ams will be a major contributor to both
the electronics and precision engineering industries in Singapore.

ams’ continued expansion in Singapore is the direct result of customer
volume requirements for the company’s advanced sensor solutions and
high-end optical packaging. At JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines, ams will
manufacture micro-optic sensors for state-of-the-art mobile
applications. This new facility complements the capacity at Ang Mo Kio
and the company’s manufacturing operations in Austria, as well as
manufacturing partnerships with major contract manufacturers around the

JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines is purpose-built to meet the rigorous
requirements of leading-edge semiconductor-related manufacturing
activities. At an official opening ceremony, members of ams’ Management
Board hosted Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr. S. Iswaran,
for a tour of the company’s new JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines operations.

Mr. Alexander Everke, Chief Executive Officer of ams, commented,
“Singapore is a vital part of ams’ R&D and manufacturing strategy. We
are investing in differentiating technologies, advanced equipment and
employees in the region, and we are committed to long-term operations in
Singapore for our cutting-edge design and process technology. We are
grateful for the continued support of the Singapore government, the
Economic Development Board (EDB), and JTC as we collaborate to make
Singapore a global center for advanced semiconductor design and

“We are pleased that ams has chosen Singapore and JTC nanoSpace @
Tampines for the expansion of its activities. ams’ decision is testament
to Singapore’s attractiveness as a location for advanced semiconductor
manufacturing. ams’ new activities are also in line with Singapore’s
push to capture new growth opportunities in areas such as sensors in IoT
applications,” said Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of the
Singapore Economic Development Board.

Leading equipment manufacturers around the globe rely on ams’ sensors to
capture and analyze light, color, images, and sound, to increase
precision and safety, and to measure miniscule changes in position,
environmental and medical parameters. ams sensor solutions are at the
heart of products and technologies that define the world today,
including smartphones and mobile devices, smart homes/buildings,
industrial automation and connected vehicles, and many of the devices
that compromise the digital transformation.

About ams

ams is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor
solutions. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by
providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.

ams’ high-performance sensor solutions drive applications requiring
small form factor, low power, highest sensitivity and multi-sensor
integration. Products include sensor solutions, sensor ICs, interfaces
and related software for consumer, communications, industrial, medical,
and automotive markets.

With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 8,000 people globally and
serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX
Swiss stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS). More information about ams
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Otilia Ayats-Mas
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