Fairchild buys 3D motion sensor firm Xsens

Fairchild has moved into the 3D motion device market with the acquisition of the Netherlands-based Xsens.


Xsens develops MEMS sensors for motion tracking devices in industrial, health, fitness and 3D character animation markets.

“Building on a transformation of the company that started over a year ago,” said Vijay Ullal, president and COO of Fairchild.

“By adding Xsens’ capabilities we can supply our customers with sensor-focused solutions for a variety of end markets, including both traditional industrial and mobile markets, as well as emerging markets such as smart interconnected devices (the Internet of Things), wearables and more,” said Ullal.

Four-year old Xsens supplies motion sensors and motion capture devices to markets ranging from industrial automotive to healthcare and gaming. Customers include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Daimler, Autodesk, ABB, and Siemens.

Xsens will operate as an independent subsidiary of Fairchild and will continue to be headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands.


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