GC analyzers from Qmicro
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Sensirion Holding AG, a leading supplier of environmental and flow sensor solutions, completes the acquisition of Qmicro B.V., an innovative OEM supplier for miniaturized gas-analysis technologies. Qmicro, based in Enschede, The Netherlands, develops, manufactures, and supplies micro gas analyzers based on microelectromechanical (MEMS) gas chromatography (GC) technology. Qmicro’s most important application areas include industrial process control as well as natural and biogas characterization.
With the acquisition, Sensirion expands its gas sensing portfolio from components and modules to stand-alone micro gas analyzers for industrial applications. Many industrial applications require high selectivity and accuracy of gas composition measurements. Micro gas-chromatography technology allows to very selectively and accurately determine the constituents of gas mixtures, enabling Sensirion to expand its gas-sensing offering for its customers from components and modules aimed at high-volume applications to micro gas analyzers addressing high-end applications..
Qmicro was founded in 2013, has sixteen employees, and offers very compact, easy-to-use micro gas analyzers based on its MEMS-GC technology. Combined with Sensirion’s expertise in MEMS, industrialization, and the development of highly cost-effective sensor solutions even further miniaturization and integration becomes possible, benefiting both Sensirion’s and Qmicro’s customers.
Core applications of Qmicro’s analyzers include the determination of the calorific value of natural gas in distribution networks, monitoring the composition of gas mixtures used in industrial processes, and in the future environmental monitoring. Qmicro’s and Sensirion’s end market partially overlap and partially complement each other. The acquisition allows Sensirion to leverage its global marketing and sales network.
Mark Kok, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Qmicro comments: “We are excited to join forces with Sensirion, which will enable us to more efficiently scale-up our processes and accelerate growth.”
“Sensirion very cordially welcomes all Qmicro employees and looks forward to further developing the Enschede location as a competence center for micro gas analyzers,” says Marc von Waldkirch, CEO of Sensirion.
To learn more about Sensirion, please visit www.sensirion.com.
For further information about Qmicro, see www.qmicro.com.
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About Sensirion Holding AG
Sensirion Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: SENS), headquartered in Stäfa, Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of digital microsensors and systems. The product range includes gas and liquid flow sensors, differential pressure sensors and environmental sensors for the measurement of humidity and temperature, volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon dioxide (CO2), and particulate matter (PM2.5). An international network with sales offices in China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US supplies international customers with standard and custom sensor system solutions for a vast range of applications. Sensirion sensors can commonly be found in the automotive, medical, industrial, and consumer end markets. For further information, visit www.sensirion.com.
About Qmicro B.V.
Qmicro B.V., located in Enschede, The Netherlands, is a specialist in high-tech products and solutions for on-line gas composition analysis. Application areas are industrial process control and automation for analysis of natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, exhaust gas and other process gases. Qmicro’s analyzers are enabled by integrated MEMS micro-GC chip technology which results in faster and smaller process analyzers with high performance. For further information, visit www.qmicro.com.
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