Angst+Pfister takes over Acuity MEMS pressure sensor die business

Angst+Pfister AG, of Zürich, Switzerland, a leading  developer and manufacturer of technical components for the industrial and medical OEM markets, announces the acquisition of the MEMS pressure sensor die business of Acuity Incorporated, Fremont, California, USA.

Acuity Incorporated was founded in 2007 by the two pressure sensor industry legends Jim Knutti and Henry Allen (Founders of companies like IC Sensors and SMI) as a fabless supplier of high-performance MEMS-based pressure sensor dies. It provides low-pressure sensors Dies from 20 bar -down to 2.0 mbar. These products address the pressure sensor manufacturers need for high accuracy, stable performance, pricing and security of supply.

Angst+Pfister will operate the Acuity business under the roof of its subsidiary Angst+Pfister Sensors and Power (formerly known as Pewatron), ensure a seamless transition of the business within December 2023 and drive a respective growth strategy based on current & future customer requirements. Jim Knutti and Henry Allen will continue supporting Angst+Pfister in the coming years and focus on developing new pressure sensor die products together with the Angst+Pfister engineering team.

“We do hold a firm believe that Acuity is in the right hands at Angst+Pfister. They have a sustainable, long-term oriented business approach, the required capabilities in their team and the global reach in their organization. Customers will keep receiving great service and technical support. Henry and I are looking forward co-operating with the Angst+Pfister team to develop new, high performing pressure sensor die products" said Jim Knutti, the president of Acuity.

“We are excited to integrate the Acuity pressure sensor die technology into the Angst+Pfister product portfolio, have Jim & Henry co-operating with our design engineering teams and thereby expand the Angst+Pfister product & technology offering to our customers & partners in the pressure sensor market," says Thomas Schaller, Chief Operating Officer of Angst+Pfister Group.


About Angst+Pfister

Angst+Pfister is a globally operating component product supplier, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and among other activities driving highly engineered solutions in the field of elastomers and sensorics. Its Sensor and Power division (formerly Pewatron), based in Zürich and Unterschleissheim (Germany), is offering high-quality and – at the same time – competitively priced sensor, power and drive solutions for OEM customers in the fields of industry, medicine, transport and more.

About Acuity Incorporated

Acuity is a fabless supplier of high-performance MEMS-based low pressure sensors dies and other MEMS devices that offer expanded capabilities, reliability, and a solid source of supply. Founded in 2007 by industry veterans Jim Knutti and Henry Allen, Acuity targets a range of markets including industrial, medical, and consumer applications.

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