We are trinamiX. With a strong team of experts we take 3D and infrared sensing to the next level.

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. It has been founded in 2015. We are developing 3D sensor systems for object recognition and distance measurement - XperYenZ™. With Hertzstück™ we are committed to provide standard and custom-engineered products in the field of infrared (IR) detection.

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.

Background

 
 

Scientists from 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 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 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.

During the development of the 3D sensor systems, the trinamiX team was searching for a wafer-thin infrared sensor made of lead salt. But a product with these specifications was not yet available on the market. That’s when trinamiX started the development and production of infrared sensors with a new thin film encapsulation: Hertzstück™.

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™ and Hertzstück™, 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.