We are trinamiX. With a strong team of experts we take 3D sensing to the next level. trinamiX GmbH was founded in 2015 and is the pioneer in adaptive 3D measurement technology.

About trinamiX


A 10 minute video about trinamiX (source: BASF Inside TV-Magazin, in German, subtitle: english).


trinamiX GmbH, based in Ludwigshafen, is a spin-off and wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company. It has been founded in 2015. We are developing the most versatile sensor systems in adaptive 3D sensing - XperYenZ™.

Our independence as a spin-off combined with the competences of the BASF group allows for a fast and flexible product development in the electronic and sensor market.



Scientists from the world’s leading chemical company BASF – the parent company of trinamiX GmbH – made an unexpected discovery while characterizing opto-electronic BASF materials in 2011. The team traced the measurement anomaly back to a very rare and unique behavior of organic solar cells and used it for capturing 3D data in a completely new way. The discovery, at first considered a bug, turned out to be a revolutionary, eye-opening feature that enabled passive, instantaneous depth measurement through a monocular system. 

In the years that followed, an interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, material scientists, and engineers reaped the benefits of this discovery by using the effect for distance measurements and building the very first camera based on XperYenZ™.

Today, smart engineering enables us to make use of XperYenZ 3D sensing in different set-ups, fully adapted to its application.

Our team


Our team consists of experts from various competence areas:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Optics
  • Chemistry
  • Material science
  • Business studies

We all share a strong passion for technology and focus our efforts on taking 3D sensing to the next level. Our different backgrounds enable us to approach challenges from a range of different perspectives and help us to obtain smart solutions.

With XperYenZ™, we can offer you tailor-made sensing solutions for various applications. Besides building on our own competences, we work with excellent partners and collaborate closely with our customers to solve their individual sensing challenges.

We are looking for determined people to support our dynamic team: Have a look on the open positions.


Managing Director

Dr. Ingmar Bruder

Physicist Dr. Ingmar Bruder is the Managing Director of trinamiX GmbH since it spun out of BASF SE in 2015. Previously he was a researcher for organic photovoltaics at BASF SE. He made the discovery that built the technological basis for XperYenZ™. Ingmar received his Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for solid state research and BASF SE.

Our vision

With our new technology, we seek to simplify sensing methods and pave the way for new applications.