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  • Irvine Sensors Forms Thermal Division
Mar 2010
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 19, 2010 — Irvine Sensors Corp., developer of miniaturized infrared and electro-optical cameras, image processors and stacked chip assemblies, has appointment Vice President Peter Kenefick as general manager of the newly formed Thermal Imaging Div.

According to President and CEO John Carson, "Pete is perfect for this job because of his business and program management credentials and because he nurtured our thermal imaging products from their infancy to the present success of COTI [Clip-On Thermal Imager, a retrofit for existing image-intensified night-vision goggles]. We expect deliveries of our thermal imaging products, particularly COTIs, to ramp from their current roughly 100 units per month to over 2000 units per month over the next two years, necessitating the creation of a separate, dedicated division of the company."

Prior to this appointment, Kenefick served as the company's vice president of electro-optic product operations. Previously he was employed by the aerospace industry, taking on increasing levels of responsibility at Northrop Corp., TRW, Hughes, OCA Applied Optics, Corning Corp., BF Goodrich Aerospace, Orbital Sciences Corp. and United Technologies - Hamilton Sunstrand before joining Irvine Sensors in 2005.

Near-term growth in thermal imaging product deliveries is expected to be stimulated by a US Navy COTI competitive procurement, which was recently won by a team in which Irvine Sensors is the electronic core supplier.

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A device embodying a microprocessor that converts an image to digital form and then further enhances the image to prepare it for computer or visual analysis.
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