Photon Dynamics/Salvador Imaging join to serve low-light-imaging markets

April 24, 2007
APRIL 24--Photon Dynamics (San Jose, CA, USA) and Salvador Imaging (Colorado Springs, CO, USA) have formed a new venture to address emerging low-light markets.

APRIL 24--Photon Dynamics (San Jose, CA, USA;, a supplier of integrated yield-management solutions for the flat-panel-display market, and Salvador Imaging (Colorado Springs, CO, USA; ), a supplier of high-performance digital cameras, have formed a new venture that will address emerging low-light markets. Named Salvador Systems LLC, a Photon Dynamics Company, the company combines the digital-imaging core competencies of both Photon Dynamics and Salvador Imaging to provide highly sensitive color and monochrome cameras that can provide persistent 24-hour surveillance capabilities from full daylight to starlight (night vision) conditions for the military and security markets, and unique inspection capabilities in industrial applications.

"Advanced digital imaging is a core technology for Photon Dynamics flat-panel yield-management equipment," said Jeffrey Hawthorne, president and chief executive officer of Photon Dynamics. "By combining our imaging and manufacturing knowledge with Salvador's expertise in developing high-performance cameras for defense and low light applications, we can utilize our technology to address markets outside of the flat panel display market."

Said David Gardner, president and chief executive officer of Salvador Imaging, "This new venture builds upon the long and productive relationship Salvador Imaging has had with Photon Dynamics. Together we can provide our military and industrial customers with technology, rapid customization, and volume manufacturing capabilities that address the unmet needs of the growing security, defense and industrial inspection markets."

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