IST AG acquires the Hygrochip business from Hygrosens
IST AG expands its humidity portfolio by high quality modules
The Hygrochip modules complement the sensor element portfolio of IST AG in a perfect manner giving the customer the possibility to select from a broad portfolio of calibrated modules using the outstanding IST humidity sensor technology (P14 technology). Therefore IST AG decided to acquire the Hygrochip business from Hygrosens. The change is already effective.
For many years humidity elements from IST AG can be found in several applications. They range from measuring low dew point temperatures over high humidity values to critical HVAC applications where stable signals are needed. The unique performance is based on specially developed materials and deposition techniques used for the “well-known” P14 and MK33 capacitive sensor elements. Those sensor elements combined with a suitable electronics lead to a humidity signal which can be trusted. In the past the electronics was mainly developed, assembled and then calibrated by the customer.
"The assembly influences the sensor signal and in general, invests in calibration techniques are high, therefore an increasing number of customers request from us a calibrated humidity signal as an electronic output.” says Dr. Mirko Lehmann, CEO at IST AG.
In the last years Hygrosens (Löffingen, Germany) developed the Hygrochip humidity modules (HYT series) and used a P14 sensor which was especially developed by IST AG for these modules. In general, the different modules consist of an ASIC combined with the P14 sensor, in the ASIC the humidity calibration data are stored and the ASIC gives a I2C or SPI signal.
These Hygrochip modules complement the sensor element portfolio of IST AG in a perfect manner giving the customer the possibility to select from a broad portfolio of calibrated modules using the P14 technology. Therefore, IST AG decided to acquire the Hygrochip business from Hygrosens.
"Technologically and regarding the sales and engineering capabilities IST AG is the ideal company to continue the commercialization of this high quality modules." says Martin Friedrich, Managing Director of Hygrosens.
"From now on IST AG will be your reliable partner for the Hygrochip series and we will support our customers with their requests." says Patrick Fumagalli, Sales Manager Europe.
Furthermore Thomas Schoenstein, Head of Application, sees a lot of potential in these modules:" In the near future we will also offer custom specific solutions in respect of assembly and calibration like our customers are used to be supported by us in the broad field of sensor elements." For further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mirko Lehmann, CEO at IST AG or your IST sales person.