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  • Companies Enter Into Microbolometer Production Agreement

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2006
AMI Semiconductor of Pocatello, Idaho, a supplier of integrated mixed-signal and structured digital products, and Flir Systems Inc. of Portland, Ore., a specialist in commercial infrared technology, have entered into a partnership for the high-volume manufacture of uncooled microbolometer IR detectors.

Under the agreement, Flir Systems will install its microbolometer detector process at AMI Semiconductor’s Class 1 fabrication plant.

The arrangement is expected to extend detector fabrication capability and to increase yield.

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