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First Sensor AG
Our sensor solutions stand for technical innovation and economic growth.

CEO


Dr. Dirk Rothweiler, CEO First Sensor AG

Dr. Dirk Rothweiler

After studying physics at RWTH Aachen, Dr. Dirk Rothweiler began his career in 1991 as a research associate in the Chair for Laser Technology at RWTH Aachen and at Fraunhofer ILT, where he served as manager for industrial projects. After earning his doctorate, he went to work in the Semiconductor Division at Carl Zeiss in 1995. In 1999 Dr. Rothweiler joined Süss Microtec, a manufacturer of systems and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry and related markets. Six years later, Dr. Rothweiler became the Vice President Sales & Service in San Diego, California for technology startup TCZ, a joint venture between Cymer and Carl Zeiss. After working for ten years in the Asia-Pacific region and in North America, Dr. Rothweiler returned in Germany in 2008 where he led the global optics business for Jenoptik AG.

Professional career

2017 CEO, First Sensor AG
2008 Executive Vice President Optical Systems, Jenoptik AG
2005 Vice President Sales and Service, TCZ
2000 Managing Director Asia-Pacific, Süss Microtec Co. Ltd.
1999 Director Sales & Marketing, Süss Microtec AG
1995 Project Manager for the Semiconductor Technology Division, Carl Zeiss
1995 Doctorate from the Department of Engineering, RWTH Aachen


Current mandates on supervisory and advisory boards

  • LPKF Laser & Electronics AG (member of the
Company
First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Our goal here is to identify, meet and solve the challenges of the future with our innovative sensor solutions early on.
Investor Relations
Our investor relations activities aim at raising the international publicity of First Sensor AG and at consolidating and extending the perception of our share as an attractive growth stock. This means we keep our online communication transparent, comprehensive and continuous in order to enhance your trust in our share.
Tailored Solutions
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Competencies
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
Career
Innovation, excellence, proximity – these are our values, our ambition, our drive. Anything less is not an option. Our sensor solutions stand for technical innovation and economic growth. As such, they form the basis for the development and application of new technologies in almost all areas of life. We aim to shape this future together with you.

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