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Fairchild Establishes Strategic Footprint in Fast Growing 3D Motion Tracking Market with Acquisition of Xsens
|By Business Wire
|May 13, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
Today, at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in
(NASDAQ:FCS) formally announced the acquisition of Xsens,
a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the
industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets.
The acquisition of Xsens provides Fairchild with sensor fusion
technologies that enable a seamless interaction between the physical and
the digital world. The move significantly bolsters Fairchild’s
micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) / sensor activities and is a
critical part of the company’s ongoing innovation-focused technology
transformation. With the addition of Xsens, Fairchild is now positioned
to deliver state-of-the-art solutions for applications such as mobile,
industrial control and stabilization, health, fitness, as well as 3D
“Building on a transformation of the company that started over a year
ago, Fairchild is intent on creating a product development culture that
delivers innovative solutions for newly emerging or fast growing
markets,” said Vijay Ullal, President and COO of Fairchild. “By adding
Xsens’ capabilities to the Fairchild team, we can supply our customers
with unique and differentiated sensor-focused solutions for a variety of
end markets, including both traditional industrial and mobile markets,
as well as emerging markets such as smart interconnected devices (the
Internet of Things), wearables and more.”
“We are excited to join the Fairchild team,” Casper Peeters and Per
Slycke, Xsens Co-founders, said. “Being part of Fairchild will allow us
broader access to the technologies and resources required to further
strengthen development of 3D motion tracking products, as well as to
better serve current and future customers.”
Xsens has a storied history. Since its inception in 2000, Xsens has
deployed tens of thousands of motion sensors and motion capture
solutions successfully in areas such as 3D character animation,
rehabilitation and sports science, and robot and camera stabilization.
Customers include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk,
ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and companies
throughout the world.
Concurrent to the GSA Forum in Munich, Xsens technology will also be on
display in booth No. 1037 at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle
Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 Conference and Tradeshow, May 12-15,
2014, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla.
Xsens will operate as an independent subsidiary of Fairchild and will
continue to be headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands.
About Fairchild Semiconductor:
Fairchild has a rich history as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry
and that pioneering spirit endures today. In an era where diversity can
dilute focus and hamper innovation, we specialize in the development and
manufacturing of a complete portfolio of low- to high-power solutions
for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing
industries. Fairchild is one of the most reliable partners in the
industry, offering the shortest time from concept to silicon, expert
FAEs for customer support, and a flexible, multi-source supply chain.
Our vision is clear – anticipate the power efficiencies demanded by
tomorrow’s electronic products and deliver an amazing design experience.
Delivering this vision is Fairchild’s way of making the world a cleaner
and a better place. We accomplish this via a deeply human-centric
approach: engage our employees, and strive to delight all our customers
with great products at a fair price. If you use a smart phone, drive a
car, own a modern appliance, or enjoy film animation you have
experienced the power of Fairchild. Fairchild is unique in its
deployment of design thinking in conceiving and delivering these
advanced products. Our foundation is our guiding principles, which
recognizes the inseparability of engaged employees and delighted
customers, and encourages our employees to simplify, challenge, explore,
play, excel, respect, go fast, and be direct. Please contact us on the
web at www.fairchildsemi.com.
Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and
products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction
between the physical and the digital world in applications such as
industrial control and stabilization, health, sports and 3D character
animation. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal,
Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, Siemens and various other leading institutes and
companies throughout the world. Xsens is fully owned by Fairchild
Semiconductor, an industry icon delivering power solutions for the
mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing
industries. Xsens has offices in Enschede, the Netherlands and Los
Angeles, California. Please contact us on the web at http://www.xsens.com
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