Tronics TDK acquisition of MEMS sensor manufacturers
Through the acquisition of Tronics, TDK is expected to extend the current including temperature, pressure, such as magnetic/TMR sensor product lineup.
Japanese manufacturers TDK Corp., through its subsidiaries in Germany, EPCOS, 48.65 million euros ($55 million) bid for the French MEMS manufacturer Tronics Microsystems. The former is based on the price of 13.20 euros per share acquisition Tronic stocks, the price is Tronic shares in July 7, 2016, 78.4% of closing quotation price premium. Tronics, founded in 1997, in Europe and America have fabs.
EPCOS is TDK takeover in 2008; Tronics by big shareholders Thales Avionics has told EPCOS, hope to continue to maintain Tronics strategy role of shareholders. According to EPCOS Tronics successful bid, the following Thales Avionics and EPCOS will on both sides in Tronics shareholding further negotiation. Tronics has on the basis of preliminary advice of the board of supervisors to accept EPCOS bid for shareholders.
Through the acquisition of Tronics, TDK is expected to extend the current including temperature, pressure, such as magnetic/TMR sensor lineup. Merge Tronics can add industrial for the TDK, cars and consumer electronics applications of inertial sensors.
In addition to the inertial sensors, Tronics technology includes gas sensors, infrared sensors, micro mirror (micro - mirror), micro-optics element (micro - called), micro actuator, as well as for in vitro diagnostic and DNA analysis of prospective biology MEMS and microfluidic microfluidic components.