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  • AltaSens Names President and CEO Patrick Quinn as Board Chairman
Jan 2007
CMOS image sensor manufacturer AltaSens Inc. of Thousand Oaks, Calif., announced that its board of directors has appointed its president and CEO, Patrick Quinn, as chairman, effective immediately. Quinn succeeds Jon Rode, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging (formerly Rockwell Scientific) COO. Quinn has served as AltaSens' president and CEO since Oct. 2005 and has over 16 years of experience in business management and technology leadership in the electronics and telecommunications industries, most recently as the founder and vice president of Wave7 Optics. Also joining the AltaSens board are John Miller, Rockwell Automation vice president and chief intellectual property counsel; Steve Belland, Rockwell Collins vice president corporate development; and Takehito Jimbo, ITX International Holdings Inc.

In optics, an image is the reconstruction of light rays from a source or object when light from that source or object is passed through a system of optics and onto an image forming plane. Light rays passing through an optical system tend to either converge (real image) or diverge (virtual image) to a plane (also called the image plane) in which a visual reproduction of the object is formed. This reconstructed pictorial representation of the object is called an image.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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