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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
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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)845(+2%)
Revenue (FY, 2017)€147.5 M
Share Price (Oct 2017)€19.6 (-4%)

First Sensor Office Locations

First Sensor has offices in Berlin, Dresden, Oberdischingen, Puchheim and in 9 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 €147.50 m in FY, 2017

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First Sensor's current market capitalization is €215.4 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

First Sensor Online and Social Media Presence

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First Sensor News and Updates

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

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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)

UPDATE 1-Electronic sensor group First Sensor prepares for potential sale -sources

* Any buyer of stake would have to make full takeover offer (Adds details on possible buyers, industry context)

Germany’s First Sensor prepares for potential sale -sources

Germany's First Sensor is preparing for a potential sale as its largest owner Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) readies an exit from the maker of electronic sensors used in industrial, medical and mobility products, people close to the matter said.
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First Sensor Blogs

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…

Four questions on using differential pressure sensors in HVAC systems

In practice, the measurement of flow data in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, cooling) systems asks a lot of the measurement technology used. In addition to temperature fluctuations, sensors are also exposed to a lot of dust.

The Piezoresistive Effect and Measuring Pressure

Today, innovative sensor technologies provide you with the right pressure sensor for every measuring task. Not only can you choose between relative, absolute and differential pressure sensors that work with different reference values, modern pressure sensors also allow you to choose betw…
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First Sensor Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was First Sensor founded?

    First Sensor was founded in 1991.

  • 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 Micro-Epsilon, Sensirion and Hamamatsu Photonics.

  • 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 9 other locations.

  • How many offices does First Sensor have?

    First Sensor has 15 offices.