By Company (SCD)


September 2017

July 2017

May 2017

Aselsan Developing Infrared Detector Capability

Uncooled fab already under construction

April 2017

December 2016

Elbit Consolidating EVS Businesses in U.S. and Israel

Cooled and uncooled for commercial aircraft pilots

July 2016

June 2016

APS Systems: A Future Big Market for Infrared FPAs?

Active Protection Systems (APS) for armored vehicles are becoming a necessity as rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-armor munitions become more effective against even the best armor. In APS systems an incoming round is detected and tracked and a counter munition is fired to destroy the round before it can damage the vehicle.

In the most recent systems, infrared FPAs are being used.

February 2016

September 2015

DIR Technologies Introducing New Thermal Imaging System for On-line Package Inspections

DIR Technologies (Haifa, Israel) is introducing a new thermal imaging system for 100% on-line inspection of induction-sealed bottles used in Food, Cosmetics and other industries.

The I2VS (Induction Integrity Verification System) Lite verifies the aluminum foil seal at the top of bottles, such as those containing vitamins and packaged food.

The system is a follow on to the company’s standard I2VS system which is used in the pharmaceutical industry.

The company makes use of both cooled and uncooled FPAs to view the integrity of the seal at rates up to 400 bottles per minute (which is as fast as the induction sealing machines are capable of heat sealing prior to inspection.)

July 2015

March 2015

July 2014

June 2014

Russian Thermal Weapon Sight

Owning Some of the Night

March 2014

November 2013

September 2013

May 2013

September 2012

August 2011

December 2010

New Advanced Targeting Pod Moves to Megapixel FPAs

Northrop Grumman is Back in the Game

November 2010

October 2010

July 2010

Setting Up Shop in the U.S.

Overseas IR Detector Companies Expanding U.S. Operations

January 2010

December 2009

“4th Generation” Targeting Pods

Northrop Grumman’s Litening G4 Jumps Ahead

October 2009

August 2009

July 2009

General Dynamics Buying Axsys

How Will the Acquisition Affect the Commercial and Military Infrared Markets?

June 2009

Running FPAs Hot

Groups Worldwide Vie to Operate Their Cooled FPAs “Less Cool”

May 2009

April 2009

February 2009

December 2008

November 2008

Aircraft EVS

Market Separates into High and Low Ends

September 2008

Ulis to Supply Microbolometers to Sagem for FELIN Program

Ulis has landed a five year contract with Sagem Défense Sécurité (Paris, France) to be one of the primary suppliers of uncooled microbolometers for weapon sights and handheld infrared cameras, including those used in FELIN, the French Army’s Future Infantry Soldier System.

August 2008

SCD and Sagem Sign Long-Term Supplier Agreement

Uncooled microbolometers for Sagem systems

January 2008

Teledyne to Acquire Judson

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Judson Technologies, LLC.

December 2007

October 2007

Soldato del Futuro

The EO/IR components of Italy’s Future Soldier System (Soldato del Futuro) - which are being developed by Galileo Avionica - are going through initial testing.

July 2007

Israeli Military Delegation Visits India

On the Lookout for More Infrared Business

May 2007

Judson Enters FPA Market

Judson Technologies LLC, which has traditionally focused on single-element and linear array infrared detectors, is entering the infrared FPA and camera market.

March 2007

January 2007

SCD Ramping Up Production of Uncooled VOx Microbolometers

SCD Semi Conductor Devices is ramping up production of its “BIRD” 384 x 288 (25 µm) microbolometers after encountering process issues at the beginning of 2006.

July 2006

European Future Soldier Systems

Infrared sights for future soldier systems in several European countries are moving ahead rapidly after initially being delayed due to the lack of available uncooled focal plane arrays.

April 2006

SCD Improves VOx Microbolometers

SCD Semi Conductor Devices has improved its “BIRD” 384 x 288 VOx (25 µm pitch) microbolometers.