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Excelitas Expanding Ohio Facility

Photonics.com
Jun 2012
WALTHAM, Mass., and MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 19, 2012 — Optoelectronics company Excelitas Technologies has received a $300,000 grant from the Montgomery County Economic Development/Government Equity (ED/GE) Program toward the expansion of its ISO 9001-certified Miamisburg facility.

The project is expected to create additional jobs for the local community and will be completed by the end of the year.

“Excelitas is pleased to announce the expansion of manufacturing capacity, as well as its product development facilities, to meet the increased demand in the marketplace for our energetic safety systems,” said Doug Benner, senior vice president and general manager of Advanced Electronic Systems at Excelitas. “We are grateful for the strong support that the Mound Development Corp, the city of Miamisburg, Montgomery County [Board of Commissioners] and the state of Ohio have provided to Excelitas, enabling us to continue to grow our business and meet our customers’ growing needs. We look forward to continuing our partnership with these organizations.”

Excelitas designs, manufactures and tests energetic safety systems for a variety of high-performance applications, including precision munitions, tactical and strategic missiles, and launch vehicles.

For more information, visit: www.excelitas.com



GLOSSARY
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
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...
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