Sensor developer AMS, the coordinator of the Highly Integrated Optical Sensors (HIOS) research consortium has announced the successful completion of this novel optical senosr R&D project.
The HIOS consortium has developed and launched what it is calling “the world’s first light sensor with fully integrated optical stack including multiple filters, lenses and an aperture replacing multiple discrete components.”
Funded to the tune of €3 million under the Horizon2020 Grant Agreement (Fast Track to Innovation), the total-cost €4.3 million HIOS project has enabled AMS and its consortium partners – the process and equipment suppliers APC, Boschman and Bühler Leybold Optics – to “drive competitiveness in their respective markets.”
Verena Vescoli, Senior VP, Research & Development, at AMS, commented, “Thanks to Horizon2020 funding from the European Union and collaboration from partners in the HIOS Consortium, we have been able to drive market innovation at a faster rate than would have otherwise been possible. This is a great example of how European companies can work together to compete on the world stage supported by the European Union.”