By Month (April 2018)

Infrared Imaging Markets Continue Record GrowthPREMIUM

In 2017, world Commercial and Dual-Use Infrared Imaging markets continued the fourth straight year of record unit shipments. The number of uncooled detectors increased by over 30% to reach nearly 1.3 million units. However, severe price reductions have resulted in revenue growth of only 11% - for a total commercial and dual-use market (cooled and uncooled) of $3.8 billion.

L3 Restructures Uncooled Infrared BusinessPREMIUM

L3 Technologies is making changes to its uncooled amorphous silicon (a-SI) microbolometer business. The company’s L3 Sensor Technologies (formerly L3 Infrared Products in Garland, Texas) is moving its front-end production of FPAs to TSI Semiconductors (Roseville, California), while vacuum Wafer-Level-Packaging (WLP) is being moved to Mason, Ohio. By the end of the year, the Garland facility is expected to be shut down, with only design engineering remaining in the Dallas, Texas area.

Tragic Self-Driving Fatality May Raise the Profile of Thermal ImagingPREMIUM

Autoliv Spins Off Electronics and Automotive Thermal Night VisionPREMIUM

Autoliv (Stockholm, Sweden) is spinning off its Electronics business to the new company Veoneer, Inc.

Xenics Improves InGaAs FPAsPREMIUM

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium) has improved its InGaAs FPAs by significantly introducing the dark current of its detectors

Leveraging T2SL Substrate Processing for Traditional CZT ProcessingPREMIUM

Galaxy Compound Semiconductors, Spokane, Washington, (a subsidiary of IQE) is taking advantage of process improvements in GaSb substrates for T2SL detectors (and also InSb substrates) and is now starting to also supply CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) substrates for MCT FPAs.

Room Temperature T2SL Detectors Grown by MOCVDPREMIUM

New Infrared Imaging ProductsPREMIUM

Company BriefsPREMIUM

Government Contract AwardsPREMIUM

Government Contract SolicitationsPREMIUM

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