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Foundation of AMO GmbH supported by the State Ministry of Science of NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia):

AMO - Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik mbH provides focused research & development and the entire infrastructure required for nanotechnology. AMO competences are in the following areas:

• nanofabrication,
• nanoelectronics,
• nanophotonics and
• biotechnology

In parallel to the foundation the AMO GmbH established the DCC (Design Competence Center), its own metrology department for research and development of spezialized hardware and software for test and measurement.


Introduction of the first SATURN Transient Recorder


Product family of SATURN Transient Recorders internationally available


Founding of AMOtronics, which continues the successful metrology business of the DCC (Design Competence Center)


Introduction of new customizing options for Fiber Coupled SATURN Measurement Satellites including the integration of amplifiers and sensor power supplies for connecting virtually any active probe or sensor (e.g. Rogowski Coils)


Introduction of the new SATURN Test Sequencer, a programmable electrical control device with 10ns step width and up to 64 I/Os (type selectable including fiber optic cables) for precise and safe control of electrical test facilities as well as devices under test


Move to the new company building in Roermonder Strasse 594, Aachen-Richterich, with enlarged office space and a modernized testing, repair and calibration laboratory.


Introduction of the new SATURN Sequencer - Cycle Timer, a new generation of the programmable electrical control device with up to 192 digital outputs (electrical or fiber-optic) for precise and safe control of electrical test facilities as well as devices under test