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SemiConductor Devices Acquires Quantum Imaging

Photonics.com
Feb 2018
HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 14, 2018 — SemiConductor Devices (SCD) has acquired Colorado-based imaging solutions company Quantum Imaging (QI) Inc.

SCD is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of a wide range of cooled and uncooled infrared detectors and high-power laser diodes. Quantum Imaging specializes in design, development and production of high-performance visible SWIR cameras for a range of military, industrial and scientific applications.

“The continuously growing SWIR market is a strategic market for us,” said Dan Slasky, CEO of SCD. We are witnessing an increased demand for affordable and high quality SWIR solutions among both OEMs and end-users, especially in the U.S. market. This acquisition facilitates a synergistic approach to supplying leading SWIR solutions for the U.S. market as well as uncompromising service and support. We greatly appreciate the outstanding work done by QI’s founder, David Gardner, who will continue to play a major role in QI in the years to come, under the management of SCD USA, a U.S. subsidiary of SCD.”

The acquisition is intended to strengthen and expand SCD’s SWIR-related activities in the U.S. defense and homeland security markets while positioning itself toward dismounted soldier systems, armored fighting vehicles, unmanned systems, long-range observation solutions and others.

“We are very pleased with the acquisition of QI by SCD, following several years of fruitful and effective cooperation between the two companies,” said David Gardner, who is also QI's CEO. “This acquisition will allow us to continue to develop and provide advanced SWIR solutions for our customers, increase production capacity and have a strong FAB infrastructure, enhancing competitiveness in the U.S. market.”

Quantum Imaging is a developer of camera solutions for high-performance imaging applications. SCD develops and manufactures a full spectrum of IR detectors and laser diodes.

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