ams (SIX: AMS), a Unterpremstaetten, Austria-based provider of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, is to acquire Cmosis, an Antwerp, Belgium-based a fabless semiconductor supplier, for an equity value of approx. €220m.
TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, sold the company along with management shareholders. The transaction is expected to close within the next six weeks subject to certain regulatory approvals.
The acquisition aims to expands ams’ optical sensor portfolio with solutions for machine vision, medical, photographic and scientific imaging.
Founded in 2007 and led by Luc de Mey, CEO, Cmosis provides advanced area and line scan CMOS image sensors for high-end imaging applications in diverse markets including machine vision, medical, broadcast, traffic, scientific and photographic imaging.
In addition, the company offers the NanEye miniature camera module line for endoscopy-like medical applications.
Cmosis operates from locations in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, and the U.S. and has more than 110 employees.