Basler Acquires Silicon Software

Basler, one of 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 and Basler in the future.

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

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 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.” (Source: Basler)

Links: Basler AG, Ahrensburg, Germany • Silicon Software GmbH, Mannheim, Germany

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