Our vision: Improved decision-making and security through technology.

What drives us?

trinamiX GmbH based in Ludwigshafen was founded in 2015 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. As a start-up, we are operationally independent and at the same time have access to the expertise and experience of BASF Group.

What drives us? With our technologies we strive to enable humans and machines to capture and understand the world – for improved decision-making and security. With a team of 100 experts from different fields, we are developing and selling 3D and infrared sensing technologies. Our production and development facility is in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany.


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.

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 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 and infrared 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. 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 at the open positions.

Managing Director

Dr. Ingmar Bruder
Dr. Ingmar Bruder, Managing Director of trinamiX GmbH

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 our 3D sensor systems. Ingmar received his Ph.D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for solid state research and BASF SE.