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19-Jul-2018

Basler AG Acquires Silicon Software GmbH

Basler AG Acquires Silicon Software GmbH
From left to right: Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz (CEO, Silicon Software), Dr. Dietmar Ley (CEO, Basler AG), Dr. Ralf Lay (CEO, Silicon Software)

Basler AG, the world's leading manufacturer of industrial cameras, takes over 100% of the shares of Silicon Software GmbH with immediate effect. The two managing directors Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz and Dr. Ralf Lay will be working for Silicon Software GmbH and Basler AG in the future.

Basler continues to expand its product portfolio for Computer Vision applications with this transaction. Camera customers will benefit from comprehensive and easy-to-integrate solutions for capturing and processing images in the future. With a view to next-generation image sensors and their associated higher data rates; easy-to-use high-performance image acquisition cards are becoming increasingly important. By combining Basler's cameras with intelligent image acquisition cards from Silicon Software, customers will receive solutions from a single source in the future, which already allow pre-processing and analysis of image data "on board" and open up cost-cutting potential. The graphical programming of the vision processors via Silicon Software's VisualApplets software leads to shorter development times and faster time-to-market cycles for customers.

“Silicon Software's product portfolio complements our product portfolio and will significantly contribute to successfully implement our planned expansion strategy towards the performance segment of the Computer Vision Market," Dr. Dietmar Ley, CEO of Basler AG explained.

Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz and Dr. Ralf Lay, CEOs of Silicon Software GmbH said, "The strategic alignment of the two companies fits very well together. Basler and Silicon Software can now offer solutions from image acquisition to analysis for all performance areas worldwide. There are two strong brands that also stand for innovations in embedded and Industry 4.0."

About Silicon Software:
Founded in 1997, Silicon Software GmbH, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, is a manufacturer of hardware for the image acquisition and processing of industrial cameras and software for the graphical programming of vision processors. With more than 50 employees, the company produces and distributes standard products as well as customized OEM solutions for image processing applications in factory automation and medical technology. Sales in 2017 totaled around 8.6 million euros.

Image caption:
From left to right: Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz (CEO, Silicon Software), Dr. Dietmar Ley (CEO, Basler AG), Dr. Ralf Lay (CEO, Silicon Software)