New CEO to build on ams sensor success

Austria-based analogue chip and sensor firm has appointed Alexander Everke as its new CEO.

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Alexander Everke: exciting time for ams

Everke has been a member of the company management board since October 2015.

Everke was previously with Siemens and Infineon, and most recently NXP where he was executive vice president and general manager for NXP’s Multimarket Semiconductors, High Performance Mixed Signal and Infrastructure & Industrial business units.

“This is an exciting time to lead ams. Sensors touch almost every aspect of our lives – from smartphones to wearables, IoT devices, industrial applications and connected vehicles – and ams is poised for further growth with our portfolio of industry-leading sensor technologies,” said Everke.

Former CEO Kirk Laney was instrumental in defining the firm’s strategic focus on sensors which are designed into leading brand smartphones.

He is not leaving the company and will become a chief strategist for sensors and remain a member of the management board.

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