At the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich, Germany, Fairchild announced its acquisition of Xsens, a developer of 3D motion tracking products. Xsens, which will operate as an independent subsidiary of Fairchild, is headquartered in Enschede, The Netherlands.
Fairchild’s plan is to add sensor fusion technology to its MEMS product portfolio. Xsens products target the industrial, health, fitness, and entertainment markets. Since its inception in 2000, the company has deployed tens of thousands of motion sensors and motion-capture solutions in areas such as 3D character animation, rehabilitation and sports science, and robot and camera stabilization.