Pioneers from the very beginning

For 20 years, we have been on a breathtaking and thrilling journey to bring small, inexpensive, powerful, and robust depth sensing technology to a huge number of devices, solutions, and places – and we still are at the beginning.

Dr. Bernd Buxbaum & Jochen Penne
Executive Board Members, pmd

We strongly believe that machines and devices, which have a human-scale 3D understanding of the environment, will have a strong impact on our everyday life: From autonomous robots and self-driving cars to smartphones and smart-home devices. The benefits are limitless. To accomplish this, we are challenging ourselves and our technology every day and strive to constantly exceed our pioneering work in the field of 3D sensing.

Facts
Our team has the experts and expertise we need on this mission!

400
ToF Patents
150
employees
20
mass market products
> 20
years of experience
6
offices around the globe
10
3D sensor generations

Executive Board
pmd Group Leadership

Dr. Bernd Buxbaum

CEO & Firestarter

Dr. Thomas May

Executive Board Member & 3D-Evangelist

Jochen Penne

Executive Board & HON Circle Member

Pioneer Work
The Milestones of pmd are the milestones of ToF.

2002

pmdtechnologies is founded and gets nominated for the German Future Award

2005

ifm electronic gmbh becomes shareholder

2005

pmd wins the renowned Hermes Award

2008

Over 100.000 pmd sensors sold

2012

First commercially ToF image sensor available

2013

Infineon and pmd work together to jointly develop 3D image sensor family

2015

Google and pmd work together on Google Tango project to develop first mass market smartphone with pmd 3D sensor

2016

President Obama and Chancellor Merkel visit the booth of pmd

2016

World’s first Project Tango Smartphone: Lenovo, Google and pmd redefine the mobile device category.

2017

New Tango phone from Asus using pmd’s Time-of-Flight technology enables smartphone Augmented & Virtual Reality

2019

LG announces a flagship phone powered by pmd Time-of-Flight on the user-facing side

2019

New pmd offices in Seoul, Korea and Shanghai, China get officially opened

2019

pmd moves in to new headquarter The SUMMIT

2020

Sharp announces 5G Smartphone with world facing 3D Image Sensor for 8K video bokeh. And two more flagship phones enter the market with secure FaceID.

Careers / Jobs
Start into the 3rd dimension of your career!

Find out what it’s like to work at pmd and help us shaping the future of 3D depth-sensing. Visit our career area to find and apply for open positions, get detailed information about benefits and receive valuable insights from our team.