Company Profile

About Micronas

Micronas (SIX Swiss Exchange: MASN) is known and recognized in the automotive and industrial business as a reliable global partner for intelligent, sensor-based system solutions. Micronas offers a variety of Hall sensors and embedded controllers for smart actuators for automotive and industrial applications, such as drive trains, chassis frames, engine management and convenience functions.

Micronas serves all major automotive electronics customers worldwide, many of them in long-term partnerships for lasting success. While the holding company is headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), operational headquarters are based in Freiburg (Germany). Currently, the Micronas Group employs around 900 persons.

 

Product Line - Hall Sensors

Micronas supplies a wide range of hall-effect sensors for many different kinds of applications. Micronas has pioneered CMOS based hall-effect sensors offering today highest quality products for different parameters like position, pressure, speed, level and current. Different sensor families have been developed in the past. The switch family includes simple switches (HAL 5xy / HAL 2xy), double-plate switches (HAL 7xy) as well as highest complex programmable switches (HAL 10xy). Another major family is comprised out of linear sensors which includes non-programmable (HAL 4xy) as well as programmable (HAL 8xy) but also with direct network interfacing like LIN (HAL 28xy). The latter represents a so-called "smart or intelligent sensor" which means a further step on system integration level including already a small microcontroller.



In automotive electronics Micronas is focusing both on highly integrated systems for car interior applications and on sensor systems for a whole range of applications.

Micronas today offers the world’s broadest range of Hall-effect sensors. Our expertise in Hall sensors combines perfectly with our CMOS and mixed-signal design resources to create accurate, intelligent sensors for a broad range of Industrial applications.

Hall sensors are also increasingly establishing themselves in automated manufacturing processes and household equipment. Micronas' sensor solutions are in demand for industrial applications such as robotics controllers and systems to automate manufacturing equipment. Hall sensors can also be used in many household items, including washing machines, tumble driers, cooker hobs, and heating and cooling systems.

 

Product Line – embedded Microcontroller for Smart Actuators

In developing its products, Micronas can draw on more than 30 years' automotive experience, going right back to the first electronic circuitry employed in the car interior - the car clock IC. The increasing functionality over the past years has led to three major product families within the product line of embedded microcontrollers. Their main differentiation is the overall performance derived by the CPU core ranging from 8 to 32bit systems. Micronas' expertise helps customer reducing system costs by integrating functionality onto silicon like advanced power saving modes, EMI reduction, etc. All the integration has culminated in one of today's most advanced system solutions for infotainment, entertainment and body control - Micronas' LEAP family concept (Low Emission Automotive Processors), based on an ARM7TDMI® CPU core.