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26 December 2007


Teledyne to acquire IR detector maker Judson

Teledyne Technologies Inc’s subsidiary Teledyne Scientific & Imaging LLC of Thousand Oaks, CA, USA has agreed to acquire Judson Technologies LLC of Montgomeryville, PA, USA.

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) for military, space, industrial and scientific applications. Annual sales in 2006 were $13.8m.

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,” says Teledyne’s chairman, president and CEO Robert Mehrabian. “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 adds.

The acquisition is expected to close on 1 February. The business will then operate as Teledyne Judson Technologies.

See related item:

Teledyne wins AFRL contract to develop focal plane arrays for space defense systems

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