TDK Acquires ICsense to Grow Sensor Business

03 April 2017

TDK Corporation’s wholly-owned Hall-effect sensor subsidiary, TDK-Micronas GmbH, has acquired ICsense NV, a premier IC design company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. ICsense’s core business is ASIC development and supply and custom IC design services.

Through the acquisition, TDK will further boost its sensor and actuator business. TDK is expanding its sensor business by completing a lineup of various sensors, in addition to its own pressure, temperature, current and magnetic sensors. Recently, TDK acquired TDK-Micronas, a leading supplier with a broad range of Hall-effect sensors and embedded motor controllers for the Automotive and Industrial markets.

Furthermore TDK announced the acquisition of the US-based InvenSense, Inc., a global inertial sensor company, and became the majority shareholder of Tronics Microsystems SA, a French MEMS and inertial sensor specialist.

ICsense has the largest fab-independent European design group, with world-class expertise in analog, digital, mixed-signal and high-voltage IC design. The company develops and supplies customer exclusive ASIC solutions for the automotive, medical, industrial and consumer markets. ICsense’s core expertise lies in sensor and MEMS interfacing, high-voltage IC design, and power and battery management. After becoming a TDK group company, ICsense will continue to develop innovative ASICs for its new and existing customers worldwide.

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