e2v technologies plc has announced that for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2015, the company grew 3.31% from £ 217.7M to £ 224.9 M.
Additionally, e2v reported a 15.6% increase in adjusted operating profit, reflecting a strengthening of the group’s operational foundation and reduced costs through reorganization. During the fiscal year, the company also acquired AnaFocus, a Spanish company specializing in the design and development of CMOS image sensors for up to €34.2 million (£27.1 million). Seville, Spain-based Innovaciones Microelectronicas SL, trading as "AnaFocus," develops CMOS sensors and vision systems for industrial, professional, scientific, medical, and surveillance markets. The acquisition was made with the expectation that it would accelerate e2v’s CMOS development roadmap.
"In my first year, I am pleased to report that we are delivering on ‘our vision, our future’," said Steve Blair, Group CEO. "We have continued to focus on our customers and strengthened our operational foundations by further simplifying the business and increasing divisional responsibility and empowerment."
Blair also commented on the company’s August acquisition. "We are pleased with the performance of AnaFocus since its acquisition in September and it has already been successfully integrated. Overall, we have delivered a good performance, including a strong finish to the year, in what remained challenging markets."
Looking toward the future, Blair anticipates growth for e2v. "Over the forthcoming year our focus will continue to be on our customers, innovation and operating with excellence which, we believe, will enable us to deliver growth. Whilst we remain cautious about the broader economic environment, and assuming no deterioration in market conditions, our outlook for the current financial year remains unchanged."
The company recently launched its UNiQA+ series of line scan cameras, which feature proprietary CMOS image sensors. The Power over Camera Link cameras are available with 0.5k, 1k, 2k, 4k, and 16k sensors with a 5 µm x 5 µm pixel size, and in speeds up to 100 KHz in both color and monochrome. The monochrome models feature a selectable 8, 10, or 12-bit pixel depth, while the color models have 8-bit depth. UNiiQA+ line scan cameras are suitable for use, according to e2v, in quality control and inspection of plastics, films, glass, paper, non-woven materials and wood, as well as food sorting, barcode reading, and microscopy.
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