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Micron Acquires Avago Technologies

Photonics Spectra
Feb 2007
CMOS image sensor supplier Micron Technology Inc. of Boise, Idaho, has acquired the image sensor business of Avago Technologies, which has headquarters in Singapore and San Jose, Calif. Through the purchase, Micron will gain select imaging products, an experienced imaging team and intellectual property related to Avago’s image sensor business. Micron sensors are used in camera phones and are advancing into other imaging market segments, such as automotive, security, consumer electronics and medical applications. The transaction of approximately $53 million includes contingent allotments payable to Avago if certain goals are met.


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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...
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