Micronas is a leading supplier of cutting-edge sensor and IC system solutions for automotive electronics with worldwide operations. While the holding company is headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), operational headquarters are based in Freiburg (Germany). Currently, the Micronas Group employs around 900 people. Micronas offers a wide range of Hall-effect sensors and embedded microcontrollers for automotive and industrial applications, for instance in drive trains, chassis frames, engine management and in convenience functions. Micronas has pioneered CMOS based hall-effect sensors offering today highest quality products for different parameters like position, pressure, speed, level and current.
In automotive electronics Micronas is focusing both on highly integrated systems for car interior applications and on sensor systems for a whole range of applications. Micronas serves all major automotive electronics customers worldwide, many of them in continuous partnerships seeking joint success. Different sensor families have been developed in the past. Another major family is comprised out of linear sensors which includes non-programmable (HAL 4xy) as well as programmable (HAL 8xy) but also with direct network interfacing like LIN (HAL 28xy). The latter represents a so-called "smart or intelligent sensor" which means a further step on system integration level including already a small microcontroller.
Micronas today offers the world’s broadest range of Hall-effect sensors. In developing its products, Micronas can draw on more than 30 years' automotive experience, going right back to the first electronic circuitry employed in the car interior - the car clock IC. The increasing functionality over the past years has lead to three major product families within the product line of embedded microcontrollers. Their main differentiation is the overall performance derived by the CPU core ranging from 8 to 32bit systems.