austriamicrosystems and New Scale Technologies expand their cooperation in sales of standard ICs

(PresseBox) ( Unterpremstaetten, )
High efficiency piezo motor driver and sub-micrometer magnetic position sensor now offered as standard products by austriamicrosystems through its product catalogue, web shop and world-wide sales channels Unterpremstaetten, Austria (Sept 28, 2009) - austriamicrosystems (SIX:AMS) a leading global designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs and partner New Scale Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative miniature motion systems have strengthened their sales and distribution relationship by incorporating New Scale's proprietary ASICs into austriamicrosystems standard product portfolio.

New Scale's NSD-1202 driver operates two-phase ultrasonic piezo motors such as the SQUIGGLE® motor. New Scale's TRACKER(TM) NSE-5310 position sensor is the smallest sub-micrometer magnetic position sensor available. Both of these innovative products are manufactured by austriamicrosystems to New Scale's specifications and are now offered as standard products by austriamicrosystems through its product catalogue, web site and world-wide sales channels. They are available at the austriamicrosystems web shop "ICdirect" www.austriamicrosystems.com/ICdirect and are shipped directly from its factory in Austria.

The piezo motor driver and position encoder are combined with miniature SQUIGGLE® motors, supplied by New Scale Technologies, creating the smallest, most efficient and highest resolution motion controls systems in the world for products such as mobile phones, digital cameras, portable medical devices, and aerospace applications. austriamicrosystems' product portfolio enables an enhanced level of service and support to customers in these markets.

"With this arrangement between New Scale Technologies and austriamicrosystems, we can now provide to the market a complete set of IC products for innovative, SQUIGGLE® technology-based, miniature motion control systems", says Matjaz Novak, Director of Marketing Industry and Medical at austriamicrosystems.

"The NSE-5310 is a perfect complement to our recently introduced AS5311 magnetic sensor, and allows us to provide our customers with a number of interface options for the highest resolution magnetic encoders on the market today. In addition, the NSD-1202, a driver IC specifically designed to enhance the performance of the SQUIGGLE® piezo motor, will also be available through our standard product portfolio."

"The SQUIGGLE® motor is the world's smallest linear actuator", says Dave Henderson, founder and co-CEO of New Scale Technologies. "Working with austriamicrosystems, we now provide tiny drive electronics and position sensors that are the perfect complement to our market-leading micromotors."

For further information please visit austriamicrosystems website at www.austriamicrosystems.com/NSE-5310 or www.austriamicrosystems.com/NSE-1202.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies (www.newscaletech.com) creates disruptively small motion systems based on our patented piezoelectric SQUIGGLE® motor, the world's smallest linear motor, and TRACKER(TM) position sensor. The ultrasonic SQUIGGLE® motor is smaller, more precise, less expensive, more robust and more power-efficient than other micro motors. The TRACKER(TM) position sensor integrates a magnetic sensor with on-chip digital encoder, for smaller size and higher resolution than miniature optical encoders. We create complete motion systems integrating motor and sensor technology with supporting electronics (ASICs) developed with our partner austriamicrosystems.

New Scale's micro motors, encoders and micro-actuator modules enable design engineers to create smaller products including mobile phone cameras, digital cameras, electronic locks and intelligent fasteners, nanoscale fluid control including lab-on-a-chip systems, medical devices including miniature drug pumps and endoscopes, optics and imaging systems, automotive modules, lasers, aerospace and defense systems, cryogenic and MRI-compatible instruments, and consumer electronics including micro fuel cells.

SQUIGGLE® is a registered trademark and TRACKER(TM) is a trademark of New Scale Technologies, Inc.
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