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Teledyne to Acquire Judson

Photonics.com
Jan 2008
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 2, 2008 -- Teledyne Technologies Inc. announced today that its Scientific & Imaging subsidiary will acquire infrared detector manufacturer Judson Technologies LLC of Montgomeryville, Pa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Teledyne Technologies' Scientific & Imaging is composed of two business units: Teledyne Scientific Co. and Teledyne Imaging Sensors, which are located in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo, Calif. Teledyne Scientific develops high-speed electronics, MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors and actuators and compound semiconductors under its Electronics Div. It also creates ceramic composites, electronic device packaging, biomaterials and liquid crystal-based optical devices under its Materials Technology Div. The Information Sciences Div. provides autonomous systems, image and sensor processing, computational fluid dynamics, control and power systems and wireless networking and network security.

Teledyne Imaging Sensors develops infrared (IR) and visible sensor subsystems used in space, long-range terrestrial surveillance and targeting and astronomy applications. Its biggest customers include NASA and the Army, for which it is developing sensors on the James Webb Space Telescope and third-generation IR tactical imaging systems, respectively.

Judson manufactures high-performance infrared detectors using materials such as mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe), indium antimonide (InSb), and indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), as well as tactical dewar and cooler assemblies and other specialized standard products for military, space, industrial and scientific applications. The company had sales of $13.8 million for FY2006. After the closing, the business will operate under the name Teledyne Judson Technologies.

"With the acquisition of Judson, Teledyne will be able to provide a substantially wider range of visible and infrared detectors, integrated subsystems and camera products," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president and CEO of Teledyne. "Judson's capabilities in detector packaging and the production of dewar and cooler assemblies are highly complementary to Teledyne Scientific & Imaging's strength in advanced detector materials and the design of large-format focal plane arrays and imaging electronics."

Closing of the deal, which is subject to various conditions, is expected on Feb. 1, 2008.

For more information, visit: www.teledyne.com


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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
detector
1. A device designed to convert the energy of incident radiation into another form for the determination of the presence of the radiation. The device may function by electrical, photographic or visual means. 2. A device that provides an electric output that is a useful measure of the radiation that is incident on the device.
image
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.
photonics
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...
sensor
1. A generic term for detector. 2. A complete optical/mechanical/electronic system that contains some form of radiation detector.
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