AMA Association for Sensor Technology
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AMA Innovation Award 2013 for a Membrane-Free Optical Microphone and a 3D Scanning Laser Vibrometer Microscope with a Measuring Beam
Nuremberg/Berlin, May 2013-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) will present the AMA Innovation Award 2013 to the winning contenders on the 14th of May at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg. The 10,000-euro award will be equally divided between the two winning projects, a membrane-free optical microphone from Xarion GmbH and a 3D scanning laser vibrometer microscope with a measuring beam from Polytec GmbH. More about the AMA Innovations Award 2013
Brochure with all submissions: http://ftp.ama-sensorik.de/AMA_Innovationspreis2013/Bewerber2013.pdf
AMA Innovation Award 2013: Nominees Selected
AMA Association Bestows Special Awards on Two Start-Up Enterprises
Berlin, March 2013-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) nominated five contenders for the AMA Innovation Award 2013. The AMA will bestow the new special Start-Up Enterprise award for innovative ideas on two of the nominees.
For thirteen years now, the AMA Innovation Award has been one of the most coveted honors in sensor and measuring technology. This year, 60 R&D teams from Germany and abroad submitted their projects, contending for the 10,000-euro award. Start-up enterprises, active on the market for less than five years, having fewer than 50 employees and an annual turnover under 10 million euros, were asked to contend for the special Start-Up Enterprise award. The winner is granted free participation at the SENSOR+TEST 2013. This year, two such enterprises will be granted the new award:
Balthasar Fischer (Xarion Laser Acoustics GmbH, Vienna, Austria; brochure page 14) for the development of an optical microphone without a membrane, and Hendrik Faustmann's team (SensAction AG, Coburg, Germany; brochure page 24) for the LiquidSens Multisensor for liquid monitoring. Both convinced the jury with their outstanding innovations.
The primary criteria for both awards, the traditional one and the one for Start-Up Enterprises, are the degree of innovation, originality, and evident market relevance. The awards go to the researchers and developers themselves - in other words, to the innovators. More: AMA Innovation Award 2013: Nominees Selected
Sensor and Measuring Technology 2012: Slight turnover increase, investment growth, weak export
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Sensor and Measuring Technology: Industry Stable and Optimistic
AMA Association publishes new sensor industry statistics
The sensor and measuring industry ends last year with only a slight increase in turnover, but continued investments and increasing need for personnel. German exports to other European countries puts brakes on sensor economy, while overseas exports are again on the rise.
Berlin, 1 March 2013 - The AMA Association for Sensor and Measuring Technology (AMA) polled its members on the economic development in 2012. The German sensor and measuring industry can look back to an overall stable year compared to the previous years of economic turbulence. More Sensor and Measuring Technology: Industry Stable and Optimistic
AMA Conferences 2013: Besides 230 scientific lectures, a poster session attracts international visitors to the Conference Center at the SENSOR+TEST 2013
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AMA Conferences 2013: Program Now Online
SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS²: Networking Platform for International Visitors
The AMA Association for Sensor Technology extends an invitation to visit the AMA Conferences - SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS² from 14 to 16 May 2013 in Nuremberg. Parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2013 trade fair, representatives from science and industry will present their latest research results from a broad spectrum in sensor and measuring technologies.
Berlin, 13 February 2013-The AMA Conferences, SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS², are considered to be international networking platforms in sensor and measuring technology. The up-to-date AMA Conference program for 2013 is now online at http://www.ama-science.org/ama-conferences-2013/. The AMA Conferences 2013 comprise 230 first-rate presentations by international and national specialists from research and development. The latest results from the various disciplines provide international visitors with concentrated technical information. The SENSOR Conferences, under the technical direction of Professors Roland Werthschützky (Technical University of Darmstadt) and Reinhard Lerch (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), is distinguished this year by an expanded program. Besides physical principles, sensor technologies, sensor electronics, and applications, a special topic on gas sensors will be offered on Thursday. More about: AMA Conferences 2013: Program Now Online
Dr. Steffen Klupsch, team spokesman of the winning team for the AMA Innovation Award 2012
Winning innovation project: energy-autonomous application of a highly-integrated Hall sensor ASIC
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AMA Innovation Award 2013: Submit Your Project Now
The AMA Association for Sensor Technology is calling for market-relevant innovations
Berlin, 15 October 2012-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) is calling for submissions to contend for the AMA Innovation Award 2013. The AMA is looking for innovative research and development projects with clearly discernible market relevance from the area of sensor and measuring technology. Submission can be made by individuals or developer teams with novel, outstanding R&D projects. The 10,000-euro AMA Innovation Award will be complemented next year for the first time by an additional, special award for start-up enterprises. The submission deadline is 21 January 2013. More
AMA Centers at the electronica and SPS IPC Drives inviting dialog
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AMA Centers: Concentrated Competence in Sensor and Measuring Technology
AMA Centers at the electronica 2012 and the SPS IPC Drives 2012
Berlin, 8 October 2012-The AMA Centers of the AMA Association for Sensor and Measuring Technology are considered to be the competence centers for sensor, measuring, and testing technology. This fall 20 exhibitors will be showing at the AMA Center at the electronica from 13 to 16 November in Munich and 15 exhibitors at the SPS IPC Drives from 27 to 29 November in Nuremberg.
Enterprises and institutes with different core areas and orientations are presenting their products and services jointly at the AMA Centers. This provides the visitors with a forum offering concentrated expertise in sensor and measuring technology. Suppliers, service providers, distributors, or partners for research projects, they all provide competence and offer innovative solutions to the most varied technical challenges. Visitors and exhibitors can often find precise approaches to solutions on site. More
Users and scientists: Linked up at the AMA Conferences: SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS²
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AMA Conferences 2012: Submission Deadline Extended
Call for Papers for SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS² - new deadline for abstracts 12 October 2012
The deadline stated in the Call for Papers for the AMA Conferences 2012 has been extended to 12 October 2012. The three AMA conferences, SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS², will be held parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2013 trade fair from 14 to 16 May in Nuremberg.
Berlin, 1 October 2012-The AMA conferences, SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS², are considered traditionally as networking platforms. They attract an international audience of professionals dealing with the latest research results of the various disciplines. More
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AMA is banking on economic growth of BRIC states
AMA centre at the Automation in Mumbai
With its presence at the trade fair Automation in Mumbai the AMA Association for Sensor Technology has underlined the interest of its members to participate in the real and expected economic growth in BRIC states. The 7th edition of the leading trade fair in India (7th-10th September 2012) brought together around 680 exhibitors and more than 33,000 visitors at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.
A stroll through the halls reveals not only the strong position of German and European companies in the area of automation, sensor and measuring technology, but also as the growing interest of American and Japanese manufacturers in the Indian market. For many years a change towards mechanization and automation has been taking place in India, in order to live up to the international expectations concerning quality and delivery reliability. "It is obvious that the Indian market for automation will grow", annotates the experienced export representative of a Japanese producer of optical sensors, smart cameras and inspection systems, "therefore it is crucial for us to be here now and not when the claims have already been staked". More
Sensor and Measuring Industry falls back in 2nd Quarter
AMA Association publishes latest poll results
Berlin, 7 September 2012-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) polled its member enterprises on the economic development in the second quarter of 2012. The results show a drop in turnover and almost stagnating incoming orders. Asked about the prospects for the third quarter, the industry responded with more optimism, expecting a rise in turnover of well over 2 percent. More
Ulrich Führer: initiator and founder of the AMA Association for Sensor Technology
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Founder of the AMA Association for Sensor Technology Died
Ulrich Führer passed away at 68 years of age
Berlin, 30 Aug. 2012-On the 21st of August, 2012, Ulrich Führer, the initiator and founder of the AMA, died after a long and serious illness at the age of 68.
In the early 1980ies, as the managing director of Messring Systembau GmbH, Ulrich Führer sought allies in realizing an idea: Jointly their enterprises in the new sensor industry could attain attractive stand areas at big trade fairs. A few months later, in November of 1980, the representatives of fourteen enterprises dealing with sensor and measuring technology met in Munich and founded the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Meßwert-Aufnehmer (AMA), today's AMA Association for Sensor Technology. The delegates of the founding enterprises elected Ulrich Führer as their first chairman. More
Users and scientists: Linked up at the AMA Conferences 2013
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Call for Papers to be Read at the SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS²
AMA Conferences from 14 to 16 May 2013 in Nuremberg
The AMA Association for Sensor Technology requests the submission of papers to be presented at the AMA Conferences: SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS². All three conferences are to be held parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2013 trade fair from the 14th to the 16th of May in Nuremberg. The deadline for submission is 1 October 2012.
Berlin, 9 August 2012-Sensor and measuring technology fuels technical advancement and enables innovative developments in all industries. The foundation for this is the networking of research and development in industry and science. The AMA Conferences SENSOR, OPTO, and IRS² are traditionally considered to be networking platforms attracting a wide circle of international professionals, who deal with the latest research results in the various disciplines.
This call for papers addresses all such professionals that would like to present their developments at one of the three conferences. The presentations may be in the form of a lecture or poster and must be submitted in English before the 1st of October 2012. More
Sensor and Measuring Technology Stays on Growth Course
AMA Association publishes poll results for the first quarter of 2012
Berlin, July 2012-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) polled its member enterprises regarding the economic development during the first quarter of 2012. The results: increases in turnover, increases in orders received, and expanding employment plans.
The AMA, as the representative of sensor and measuring technology, surveys its 470 members every quarter as to the economic development. In the first quarter of 2012, the senor industry showed a decided growth curve. The turnover in the sensor and measuring branch increased in the first quarter by approximately eight percent compared with the results of the previous quarter. A further indicator for the good economic mood in the sensor industry is the positive development of incoming orders. These were a good seven percent higher than in the last quarter of 2011. More
Andreas Blug (Fraunhofer-Institut IPM), Miro Taphanel (KIT und Fraunhofer-Institut IOSB), Dr.-Ing. Michal Bezdek (Endress + Hauser), Dr. Steffen Klupsch (IC-Haus- Winner), Prof. Dr. Andreas Schütze (Universität Saarland), Wolfgang Wiedemann (AMA Vorstands-Vorsitzender) Source: AMA (l-r.)
AMA Innovation Award for Energy Autonomous Absolute Encoder
AMA Association awards trend-setting development in sensor technology
Nuremberg/Berlin, May 2012-The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) presented this year's AMA Innovation Award to the winner of the contest at the SENSOR+TEST trade fair in Nuremberg on 22 May. The 10,000-euro award went to the "Highly integrated Hall sensor ASIC for energy-autonomous absolute encoders."
The joint development by Dr. Steffen Klupsch, Ralf Burkard, and Dr. Heiner Flocke (IC-Haus GmbH, Bodenheim) as well as Dr. Thomas Theil (Mehnert & Theil Erfindergemeinschaft, Feldafing) convinced the jury with the energy-autonomous application of a highly-integrated Hall sensor ASIC. From the rotary motion, the sensor is able to derive the energy required for the multiturn sensor signal as well as for counting and storing of the measuring signal. More
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Sensor and Measuring Technology Directory
AMA Association for Sensor Technology publishes new sensor industry directory
Berlin, May 2012 - The AMA Association for Sensor Technology (AMA) has published the current edition of the Sensor and Measuring Technology Directory 2012/13. The 86-page brochure provides information on the wide range of products and services offered by the sensor industry. The directory can be ordered from the AMA Association or used online. More
Right besides the Siemens stand, the AMA Center for Sensor, Measuring, and Testing Technology could not be overlooked.
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AMA Center in Guangzhou Successful
Berlin, April 2012-Supported by the AMA Associaten for Sensor Technology and organized by the AMA Service GmbH, the eagerly awaited AMA Center at the SIAF (SPS Industrial Automation Fair) in the South Chinese Guangzhou (Kanton) met with great interest. Twelve exhibitors joined in a prominent, concerted action from the 7th to the 9th of March in Hall 3.1 at the gigantic China Import and Export Fair Complex. More Information