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Endress+Hauser and ISSYS to develop MEMS-based fluidic products

June 10, 2009 - Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG in Switzerland and Integrated Sensing Systems (ISSYS) in Ann Arbor, USA, have entered into a strategic partnership. The objective is to develop and commercialize advanced sensing products based on ISSYS’ cutting-edge MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technology.

The partnership is comprehensive and will maximize the strengths of the two companies. Targeted markets include both the traditional industrial process industries as well as emerging process and OEM applications that demand new, high performance measurement capabilities.

“This collaboration with ISSYS fits very well with Endress+Hauser’s strategy, and our company’s long history of continuously adapting our offering to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Klaus Endress, CEO of the Endress+Hauser Group.

“Our technology partnership will allow us to broaden our offering and market presence by bringing innovative products to the forefront, enabling our customers to address unmet measurement needs,” said Dr Gerhard Jost, Managing Director of Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG.

Dr Nader Najafi, ISSYS CEO, stated that “There is a great synergy among ISSYS’ highly-enabling MEMS sensing technology and Endress+Hauser’s expertise in manufacturing and international sales and marketing. Such a strategic partnership will expedite the introduction of novel products with unprecedented performance within broader emerging markets.”

Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG

Established in 1977, Endress+Hauser Flowtec AG is a global leader in the provision of flow measuring technology for industrial process engineering. Based in Reinach, Switzerland, the company employs about 780 people in production, product management and research and development. Other sites and plants of the company with another 450 employees are located in Cernay, France, Greenwood, Indiana/USA, Aurangabad, India, and in Suzhou, China.

The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. With over 8,400 employees worldwide, the Group generates annual net sales of more than 1.2 billion euros.

Structure
Company-owned sales centers and a network of partners guarantee competent worldwide support. Production centers in eleven countries meet customers’ needs and requirements quickly and effectively. As a successful family-owned business, Endress+Hauser is set for continued independence and self-reliance in the future.

Products
Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as liquid analysis and data acquisition. The company supports customers with solutions and services in automation engineering, logistics and information technology. Our products set standards in quality and technology.

Industries
Customers are primarily from the chemicals/petrochemicals, food & beverage, water/wastewater, life science, oil & gas, power & energy, renewable energies, primaries & metal, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers to optimize their process engineering procedures while taking into consideration reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental protection.

History
Founded in 1953 by Georg H Endress (1924–2008) and Ludwig Hauser (1895–1975), Endress+Hauser has been solely owned by the Endress family since 1975. The company group, headed by Klaus Endress since 1995, has developed from being a specialist in level measurement to a provider of complete solutions for industrial measuring technology and automation, with expansion into new territories and markets.

Integrated Sensing Systems Inc.
ISSYS is a leader in advanced MEMS technologies for medical devices, microfluidic and scientific analytical sensing applications. Founded in 1995, ISSYS is one of the oldest independent MEMS companies in the US. ISSYS operates a ’full manufacturing under one roof’, multi-million-dollar, state-of the-art MEMS fabrication facility located near Ann Arbor, Michigan. An ISO 9001:2000 certified and ISO 13485:2003 qualified organization, ISSYS is a vertically integrated company dedicated to developing and manufacturing system-level products based on MEMS technology (MEMS Inside).
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