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Opto Diode Acquires International Radiation Detectors
Jan 2011
NEWBURY PARK, Calif., Jan 11, 2011 — Opto Diode Corp., a division of ITW and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, announced its recent acquisition of International Radiation Detectors (IRD) Inc., a semiconductor radiation device manufacturer.

IRD’s operations will be moved and incorporated in to Opto Diode’s domestic facility in Newbury Park by mid-January. Raj Korde, founder of IRD, and his associate, Dejan Jovanovic, will join Opto Diode as full-time members.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this acquisition and we look forward to offering the IRD brand radiation detectors for the measurement of visible, ultraviolet, extreme ultraviolet and soft x-ray photonics,” said Russ Dahl, general manager of Opto Diode.

The company will now offer all of IRD’s products, including advanced, long-operational-life photodiodes available with extremely high quantum efficiency and radiation hardness.

Opto Diode provides high-performance, standard and custom photodetectors, as well as high-quality, standard and custom infrared and visible LEDs.

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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...
The emission and/or propagation of energy through space or through a medium in the form of either waves or corpuscular emission.
radiation detector
Any of the many devices used to detect the presence of radiation from a specific region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
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