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4 February 2008


Teledyne completes Judson acquisition

Teledyne Technologies Inc says that its subsidiary Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC of Thousand Oaks, CA, USA has completed its acquisition of Judson Technologies LLC of Montgomeryville, PA, USA. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Judson designs and manufactures infrared detectors using a variety of II-VI or III-V materials including mercury cadmium telluride (HgCdTe), indium antimonide (InSb), and indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) - as well as accessories such as tactical dewar and cooler assemblies and other specialized standard products - for military, space, industrial and scientific applications. Sales in 2006 were $13.8m. The acquired business will now operate under the name Teledyne Judson Technologies.

Teledyne Scientific & Imaging consists of two business units: Teledyne Scientific Company and Teledyne Imaging Sensors. The latter designs and produces infrared and visible sensor subsystems used in space missions, long-range terrestrial surveillance and targeting and astronomy applications. Two of its largest customers are NASA and the US Army.

“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 Teledyne’s chairman, president and CEO Robert Mehrabian when the acquisition was announced on 24 December. “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,” he added.

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