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First Sensor is a developer and manufacturer of customer-specific sensor solutions. The Company's activities are divided into four business areas: Medical, which focuses on medical technology applications for doctors, hospitals and nursing stuff, such as blood glucose monitors and cancer diagnosis, among others; Industrial, which provides industrial products, such as machine controls, aerospace research and truck toll monitoring, among others; Mobility, which offers applications for the air condition systems and speed measurement, among others; and Electronic Engineering & Manufacturing Services division, which provides development, validation, qualification and reliability checks, production and testing, among others.
HQBerlin, DE
Employee Ratings3.2

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)845(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)€147.5 M
Share Price (Sept 2021)€43.2(+4%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at First Sensor

Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy

Deputy Chairman
Stephan Itter

Stephan Itter

Board Member
Marcus Resch

Marcus Resch

Dirk Rothweiler

Dirk Rothweiler

Rob Timans

Rob Timans

Board Member
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First Sensor Office Locations

First Sensor has offices in Berlin, Dresden, Oberdischingen, Puchheim and in 8 other locations
Berlin, DE (HQ)
15 Peter-Behrens-Straße
Berlin, DE
19 Darßer Bogen
Dresden, DE
22 Grenzstraße
Dresden, DE
96 Königsbrücker Str.
Oberdischingen, DE
35 Allee
Puchheim, DE
Boschstraße 10
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First Sensor Financials and Metrics

First Sensor Revenue

First Sensor's revenue was reported to be €147.5 m in FY, 2017

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First Sensor's current market capitalization is €446.7 m.
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First Sensor Revenue Breakdown

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First Sensor revenue breakdown by business segment: 30.1% from Mobility, 50.9% from Industrial and 18.9% from Medical

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First Sensor News and Updates

Hearing is Believing: FRONICS Creates World's First Sensor to Enable Machines to Hear Like Humans

FRONICS super hearing machine, overcomes microphone limitations to recognize human sound! FRONICS super hearing machine, overcomes microphone limitations to recognize human sound!

First Sensor launches new LHD ULTRA series

First Sensor has released its new LHD ULTRA series, with all sensor types now available as samples — the first of which have already been delivered to customers. The high-precision 2-in-1 differential pressure sensors combine two sensing elements with different pressure ranges in a single housing.  …

First Sensor says in advanced takeover talks with TE Connectivity

Germany's First Sensor AG said on Sunday it is in advanced talks with connector and sensor maker TE Connectivity Ltd regarding a takeover.

Germany’s First Sensor Receives Offer From TE Connectivity

The offer would value the German maker of electronic sensors used in industrial and medical equipment at $320 million.

InGaAs Linear Image Sensors Market Comprehensive Study With Leading Key Players- Hamamatsu, First Sensor, Jenoptik

Stay up-to-date with InGaAs Linear Image Sensors market research offered by HTF MI. Check how key trends and emerging drivers are shaping this industry growth. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

UPDATE 2-Main investor in First Sensor weighs stake sale

* Any buyer of stake would have to make full takeover offer (Updates with confirmation from Deutsche Private Equity)
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First Sensor Blogs

Using Pressure Sensors Over a High Dynamic Range

Taking measurements generally involves a tradeoff between measurement range and precision. Traditionally, pressure sensors are no exception to this rule: researchers and product developers must decide whether high-precision measurements are required at either the high- or low-pressure en…

Highly sensitive sensors for bridge condition monitoring

Bridges are exposed to all manner of different stresses and strains: Not just wind, sun, rain and huge temperature fluctuations, but also geological changes and the sheer weight – often many tonnes – of the traffic that passes over them every single day, triggering vibrations throughout …

Understanding the difference between absolute, gage and differential pressure

To select the right pressure sensor for a specific application besides the pressure range first of all the type of pressure measurement has to be considered. Pressure sensors measure a certain pressure in comparison to a reference pressure and can be divided into absolute, gage and diffe…

Essential knowledge for LiDAR suppliers: The four pillars of automotive qualification

With the progressive development of autonomous vehicles, LiDAR systems have become one of the essential technologies for the automotive industries. With the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, the emphasis is shifting from performance testing to qualification and certification test…

Five challenges for the designers of state-of-the-art medical imaging sensors

Modern imaging technologies such as 3D imagers, CT scanners, digital x-ray devices, and endoscopes require specifically precise high-resolution medical imaging sensors and sensor arrays. Newly developed components such as advanced semiconductors and more powerful chips also demand for mo…

Lidar Systems and Automotive – Requirements to Be Met by Sensors

Research and industry are gradually getting closer to the dream of autonomous driving. Lidar systems are an elementary part of a car that is less and less dependent on active control on the part of the driver. In this blog, we have summarized which functions such systems are already taki…
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First Sensor Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Sensor founded?

    First Sensor was founded in 1991.

  • Who are First Sensor key executives?

    First Sensor's key executives are Peter McCarthy, Stephan Itter and Marcus Resch.

  • How many employees does First Sensor have?

    First Sensor has 845 employees.

  • What is First Sensor revenue?

    Latest First Sensor annual revenue is €147.5 m.

  • What is First Sensor revenue per employee?

    Latest First Sensor revenue per employee is €174.6 k.

  • Who are First Sensor competitors?

    Competitors of First Sensor include Sensata Technologies Netherlands, Micro-Epsilon and Sensirion.

  • Where is First Sensor headquarters?

    First Sensor headquarters is located at 15 Peter-Behrens-Straße, Berlin.

  • Where are First Sensor offices?

    First Sensor has offices in Berlin, Dresden, Oberdischingen, Puchheim and in 8 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Sensor have?

    First Sensor has 14 offices.