With the date of July 19th, 2018, BASLER AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial cameras, takes over 100% of the shares of our company, Silicon Software GmbH. Basler complements its product portfolio towards the performance segment of the computer vision market. Our 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 is a leading manufacturer of high-quality cameras and camera accessories for industry, medicine, traffic and a variety of other markets. The company’s product portfolio encompasses area scan and line scan cameras in compact housing dimensions, camera modules in board level variants for embedded solutions, and 3D cameras. The catalogue is rounded off by the user-friendly pylon SDK plus a broad spectrum of accessories, including several developed specially for Basler and optimally harmonized for their cameras. Basler has three decades of experience in computer vision. The company is home to approximately 600 employees, at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and at its subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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 the 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.

Basler and Silicon Software

“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.”

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

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