Enschede, The Netherlands – April 9, 2014 – Xsens, leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products, has been acquired by Fairchild Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley industry icon that delivers power solutions for various industries including mobile, industrial, cloud and automotive. The acquisition is strategic for both companies and marks an important step for Xsens’ motion tracking success story.
After the acquisition, Xsens continues to serve its customers with existing and new 3D motion tracking solutions for industrial, entertainment and scientific markets, now leveraging Fairchild’s decades of experience in semiconductor design and manufacturing. At the same time, Xsens acts as Fairchild’s sensor fusion competence center and together the teams are developing exciting new products for professional and mass consumer applications.
The new consumer products sprout from the companies’ overarching vision that motion tracking is a crucial building block for various fast-growing markets. This started with game interfaces and smartphones and expands rapidly into new applications such as smart interconnected devices (the Internet of Things) and wearable body motion tracking apps for sports, gaming or health. Combining the hardware and software expertise of both companies enables the joint team to play a leading role in this field at this pivotal point in time.
Xsens continues to operate under its own brand and leadership and remains headquartered at the current location: near its origin, the University of Twente in The Netherlands. The acquisition represents various opportunities, including further expansion of Xsens’ highly regarded development team. Job openings are available at https://www.xsens.com/company/#working-at-xsens
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. 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 www.xsens.com