ABOUT US

First Sensor AG is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. Our company develops and manufactures standardized and customized sensor solutions for applications in the Industrial, Medical and Mobility growth markets. With over 800 employees, we are represented at six German locations and also have development, production and sales sites in the USA, Canada, Singapore, China, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Sweden and Denmark along with a worldwide partner network.

HOT PRODUCTS

Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs)

First Sensor offers avalanche photodiodes (APDs), or diodes with an internal gain mechanism. These diodes are available with different housings, and components optimized for the blue, red, and infrared spectral range between 905 and 1064 nm. 

Embedded Area View System Brochure

The Embedded Area View is the latest technology of driver assistance systems based on long-term experience in automotive CMOS cameras. It includes an Embedded Control Unit (ECU) that meets embedded and automotive requirements, and can facilitate up to six 2.0 MPix cameras to support difficult automotive environments, such as in large vehicles and vehicles with limited driver vision.

Digital Differential Pressure Sensors: HTD Series Digital Differential Pressure Sensors: HTD Series

First Sensor offers the HTD series of piezoresistive differential pressure sensors for use in low pressure ranges and demanding space constrictions. These high-performance, high-accuracy sensors allow for flexible direct manifold assemblies. A digital SPI interface and analog voltage output provides the maximum flexibility for any type of application.

Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors

First Sensor provides a continuous tailored process for assisting customers in finding the optimum sensor solutions for standard sensors, modifications thereof, or a custom development. This process begins with the analyzation of the customers’ specific task, and then moves to the creation of a plan, and the development and management of the entire sensor solution.

Quadrant PIN Diodes Quadrant PIN Diodes

Quadrant PIN photodiodes are discrete components that usually feature four optically active areas separated by a small gap. First Sensor has combined the highest sensitivity, high speed, low noise, and low crosstalk into this wide range of quadrant detectors. These sensors are optimized for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, as well as ionizing radiation, and are used in many applications for detecting laser beam positions, collimators, and other applications to facilitate adjustment.

Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection Solid-State Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM) For Near-Ultraviolet or Red, Green & Blue Light Detection

First Sensor offers a new series of innovative solid-state silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) that are designed to detect ultra-low light levels down to single photons. These detectors are optimized for near-ultraviolet (Series SiPM-NUV) or red, green, and blue (Series SiPM-RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. Key features include a low operating voltage, high gain and low noise, and immunity to magnet fields.

Detect Ionizing Radiation: X Photodiode Series Detect Ionizing Radiation: X Photodiode Series

First Sensor’s X series of photodiodes is utilized to detect alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation either directly through the absorption in the crystal lattice or indirectly through the measurement of the luminescence radiation of a scintillation crystal. The series features optimized silicon PIN photodiodes that form wide, fully depleted space-charge regions to guarantee maximum radiation absorption, even at low reverse voltages.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

First Sensor AG

Peter-Behrens-Straße 15

Berlin, D-12459

GERMANY

Phone: +49 30 6399 2399

Fax: +49 30 6399 2333

Contact: sales.opto@first-sensor.com

ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION

First Sensor Inc. USA Sales
5700 Corsa Avenue, #105
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Phone: +1 818 706 3400
Fax: +1 818 889 7053
Contact: sales.us@first-sensor.com

FEATURED VIDEOS

  • First Sensor Embedded Area View System
    First Sensor Embedded Area View System

    This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

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NEWS

  • In 2018, First Sensor Is Continuing To Work On Profitable Growth

    First Sensor Group, the world's leading supplier in the field of sensor systems, closed fiscal 2017 successfully. As previously announced, sales amounted to EUR147.5 million and were therefore just 2% above the planned range of EUR140 and EUR145 million. Due to a more dynamic second half of the year, the EBIT margin ultimately reached 7.2%. This means that the originally planned range of 5 to 6% was considerably exceeded.

  • First Sensor Starts Series Production Of The "Blue Next" Camera Range
    First Sensor Starts Series Production Of The "Blue Next" Camera Range

    First Sensor AG, a developer and manufacturer of standard products and customer-specific solutions on the growth market of sensor technology, is taking the next step towards volume production of cameras for driver assistance systems and adding the "Blue Next" industrialized camera generation to its product range.

  • First Sensor Closes 2017 Successfully

    According to provisional figures, the First Sensor Group closed fiscal year 2017 very successfully. Sales amounts to EUR147.5 million, almost 2% above the planned range of EUR140 million and EUR145 million. Due to a more dynamic second half of the year, the operating result (EBIT margin) comes up to 7.1%. It thus considerably exceeds the originally planned level of 5% to 6%. The full consolidated financial statements will be published on March 22, 2018.

  • First Sensor Reaches 10-Million Milestone With OEM Pressure Sensor

    First Sensor AG, a developer and manufacturer of standard products and customer-specific solutions on the growth market of sensor technology, has produced its 10 millionth pressure sensor for the control of braking systems for a major German original equipment manufacturer. The sensors are installed in almost all gasoline-engined models of the group's brands. The order was confirmed last year and now covers the period up until 2021 with an anticipated annual sales volume of up to EUR 8 million.

  • Series 9.5 ADPs With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity Up To 950 nm
    Series 9.5 ADPs With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity Up To 950 nm

    The new Series 9.5 avalanche photodiodes from First Sensor feature an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to its fast rise time and very low dark current the photodiodes are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser rangefinding and laser scanning.

  • Go East: First Sensor Spends Eight Days In Asia
    Go East: First Sensor Spends Eight Days In Asia

    On the occasion of LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA, Asia’s leading photonics trade fair, the management team of First Sensor AG embarked on an eight-day trip to Asia last Wednesday. Until March 17, 2016, the Berlin-based sensor system company will be showcasing its latest products for the Asian market and discussing the latest technologies and trends with local experts.

  • Photonics West 2016: First Sensor Showcases Itself At The Trade Fair For Optical Technologies
    Photonics West 2016: First Sensor Showcases Itself At The Trade Fair For Optical Technologies

    In San Francisco, from February 16 to 18, 2016, the Berlin-based sensor technology company showcased its new innovations in the field of optics and discussing trends and technologies with experts and scientists from around the world.

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FEATURED DOWNLOADS

  • Introduction To Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs)

    Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) are radiation detectors designed with extremely high sensitivity, high efficiency, and very low time jitter. The technology is based on reversed biased p/n diodes, making them capable of direct light detection ranging from near ultra violet to near infrared. 

  • First Sensor Company Brochure
    First Sensor Company Brochure

    First Sensor is one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality certified sensor solutions. With their headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the company has sales and production locations in the USA, Canada, Singapore, the UK, France, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

  • Mobility Brochure
    Mobility Brochure

    First Sensor’s mobility capabilities accompany the automotive industry in new era of smart mobility. With innovative pressure sensors and cameras designed to withstand the toughest conditions, First Sensor is able to adapt and optimize their products to individual requirements and applications.

  • Medical Brochure
    Medical Brochure

    First Sensor's medical capabilities offer more effective and safer medical devices, while simplifying their operation. All sensors work in accordance with certified processes and procedures in the measurement of pressure, flow, liquid levels, oxygen, light, radiation, and acceleration. 

  • Industrial Brochure
    Industrial Brochure

    First Sensor’s industrial capabilities offer a wide variety of high-quality sensor solutions that are easily adaptable to specific requirements and applications. In the many parameters of industrial applications, sensors will often form the core element in products and solutions. 

  • Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications
    Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications

    Avalanche Photodiodes (APD)  are ideal for laser-based distance measurement, laser scanning and mapping, shape recognition and remote sensing, as well as LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). APDs also excel in applications with very low optical signal strength or with high modulation frequencies.

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