ams continues its China market expansion with new office location in Shanghai

Shanghai, China (April 15, 2015), ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs celebrates today the expansion of its Shanghai office with customers and channel partners. The move to the new office, now located at the renowned Shanghai Arch, will provide better support of ams’ local customers with onsite application support and local distribution partners. This new commitment l further underlines the company’s continuous investment and efforts in growing its presence in the region as well as an appreciation of the strategic importance of the China market.

Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices are gaining global attention, with no exception for China. This makes sensors essential   for a broad range of devices and applications. According to IHS Light Sensor Report 2015, global light sensor revenues are projected to reach $767M in 2016, a 16% growth since 2013. With more than 30 years experience of analog design and system development, ams is in the best position to cope with these trends. The company is dedicated to shape the world by making sensor solutions as the crucial link between technology and people, and the Shanghai office expansion will enable ams to even better fulfill this mission.

“Sensors today are enabling manufacturers to create differentiated products that are smarter, safer, easier to use and more environmentally friendly,” said Thomas Stockmeier, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Technology of ams. “As a global leader of sensors and analog ICs, we are excited to see the great potential in the China market. The new investment in Shanghai shows our confidence in the future development of the market. We also welcome the addition of new talent to our team of highly creative, innovative and unconventional thinkers."

ams has long recognized China’s importance in the global market and opened the first China office in 2004 and the first Shanghai office in 2006. Over the years, the company has been aiming to expand its presence in China with innovative products, a professional team and strong relationships with local distribution partners. The office move e to the Shanghai Arch with more spacious office accommodations does not only reflect ams’ rapid growth in the region, but also shows the company's commitment to better serving its customers in China.

"ams is highly recognized by engineers in China for our state-of-the-art products and superior customer service,” said Laurence Zhang, ams’ China Country Manager. “Today’s opening of the new Shanghai office marks a milestone for ams and that will allow us to provide
even better service to our customers. We will achieve with our strong nationwide distribution network and our committed channel partners.”

Located at one the most dynamic economic centers, the new Shanghai office will provide the company with an important strategic foothold both in China and the wider Asia Pacific region. ams now has four offices in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and
Suzhou. The company also has offices in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, as well as a test center in Philippines.

As part of its commitment to the China market, ams has also launched an interactive micro-site for engineers The micro-site provides corporate information, product datasheets, application notes and technical article, and allows interaction with experts from the company.