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austriamicrosystems announces new company "ams" brand

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Subtitle: ams unites the brand of austriamicrosystems and leading global light
sensor supplier TAOS Inc. acquired in 2011

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (euro adhoc) - (May 16, 2012) - A new name has
appeared in the world of high-performance analog semiconductors and
best-in-class sensor solutions with the announcement today by
austriamicrosystems that "ams" will be its new company brand. The new brand
name, "ams," unites austriamicrosystems and the brand and identity of TAOS
(Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, Inc.), the leading global supplier of
intelligent light sensors, acquired in 2011.

ams, headquartered in Unterpremstaetten, Austria, is a leading global designer
and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs that provides innovative analog
solutions to the most challenging applications in sensors and sensor interfaces,
power management and wireless. ams' products are aimed at applications which
require high accuracy, wide dynamic range, sensitivity, and immunity to noise or
ultra-low power consumption.  

The company builds on more than 30 years of operation in analog semiconductors
and is responsible for numerous breakthroughs in applications such as magnetic
encoders, medical imaging, power management, low-power RF, optical sensing,
audio amplification, and battery sensing. ams draws on this experience, and on
the unique CMOS, High Voltage CMOS and SiGe fabrication processes it has
developed, to create new high-performance standard products and ASICs targeting
the consumer and communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets all
around the globe.

John Heugle, CEO of ams, said: "Today is an exciting day for all the employees
of ams, because it marks the start of a new, single entity - the combination of
two very successful names, austriamicrosystems and TAOS, into one new brand and
one identity which is even greater than the sum of its parts."

View the brand video and get more information at the new domain or
follow us on Twitter!/amsAnalog

about ams

ams develops and manufactures high performance analog semiconductors that solve
its customers' most challenging problems with innovative solutions. ams'
products are aimed at applications which require extreme precision, accuracy,
dynamic range, sensitivity, and ultra-low power consumption. ams' product range
includes sensors, sensor interfaces, power management ICs and wireless ICs for
customers in the consumer, industrial, medical, mobile communications and
automotive markets.

With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 1,200 people globally and serves
more than 6,500 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss stock
exchange (ticker symbol: AMS).  More information about ams can be found at

Further inquiry note:
Moritz M. Gmeiner
Director Investor Relations
Tel: +43 3136 500-31211
Fax: +43 3136 500-931211

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     austriamicrosystems AG
             Schloß Premstaetten 
             A-8141 Unterpremstaetten
phone:       +43 3136 500-0
FAX:         +43 3136 500-931211
sector:      Technology
ISIN:        AT0000920863
stockmarkets: official dealing: SIX Swiss Exchange 
language:   English

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