PIXELTEQ Begins Construction on Florida Factory Expansion

Upgrade to clean-room and production capacity underway to support OEM business
Largo, Fla. (January 31, 2014) – PIXELTEQ has begun construction at its Largo, Florida facility to accommodate the growth in its innovative OEM spectral sensor and micro-patterned filter business. The multi-million dollar investment provides clean-room upgrades and additional capacity for wafer-level optical coating and patterning, building on PIXELTEQ’s patented micro-patterning technology for optical filters and sensors.

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“Clients are using our PixelSensor™ multispectral sensors to detect and quantify problems in more portable application-specific devices,” explained Randel Mercer, Vice President of Business Development. “As next-generation sensors migrate to smaller devices and pixels with higher resolutions, the precision and cleanliness of optical coatings becomes more critical. This upgrade combines state-of-the-art processes with manufacturing capacity to serve growing OEM clients who need to scale miniaturized spectral sensors and wafer-level optics to volume production.”

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New Developer Board Simplifies Multispectral Sensor Design

Designer toolkit to prototype PixelSensor-based optical sensors
Largo, Fla. (January 24, 2014) – PIXELTEQ has introduced a multispectral sensor Developer Board that helps OEMs design and prototype optical sensors based on its PixelSensor™ wavelength-selective photodiode arrays. PixelSensor’s exclusive wafer-level optical filters simplify optical designs and enable OEMs to implement precision multispectral measurement in smaller devices. Designers can choose board and accessory options that help them get started with spectral sensing in minutes for a wide range of biomedical, industrial and scientific applications.

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Developer Board allows designers to rapidly prototype PixelSensor-based optical sensors.

The PixelSensor Developer Board includes the essential hardware and a cross-platform GUI interface to configure measurement settings of each spectral band individually, trigger external functions, communicate with other devices, and display and log data. In addition to comprehensive sensor evaluation, designers can program application-specific functions using the Arduino integrated development environment.

“It’s exciting to see the breakthrough multispectral applications our clients are developing – biometric monitors, chemical sensing, and precision colorimetry in remarkably small packages,” stated Randel Mercer, Vice President of Business Development. “Our goal is to help developers simplify the optical design and shrink the overall device footprint. The PixelSensor Developer Board helps them deliver rapid prototypes and get to revenue faster.”

PixelSensor Developer Boards and additional accessories are now available online at opticalfiltershop.com.

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PIXELTEQ Unveils New Spectral Sensors at Photonics West 2013

Demos highlight benefits of multispectral detection
Largo, Fla. (January 14, 2014) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its new PixelSensor™ multispectral sensors at next month’s Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco. Demos at the PIXELTEQ booth #1723 (Photonics West) and #8604 (BiOS) will highlight the benefits of its multispectral sensors and cameras.

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PIXELTEQ’s PixelSensor multispectral sensors use on-chip filtering to pack eight wavelength-selective photodiodes onto an array measuring less than 1cm.

PixelSensor multispectral sensors use on-chip filtering to pack eight wavelength-selective photodiodes onto an array measuring less than 1cm, enabling simpler and smaller OEM optical devices. PixelCam™ and SpectroCam™ spectral cameras image spectral bands in UV, Visible, and NIR – SWIR for a variety of applications.

During the show, Eric Chandler, PhD, an Electro-Optical Scientist at PIXELTEQ, will be conducting presentations in the exhibit hall demo areas summarizing recent innovations and applications in multispectral sensing:

  • BiOS: Saturday, February 1, 1:30pm in the BiOS Demo Area
  • Photonics West: Tuesday, February 4, 3:30pm in Demo Area 2 (North Hall D)

At the collocated Electronic Imaging conference, PIXELTEQ will be demonstrating its PixelCam multispectral cameras and presenting its unique approach to delivering real-time multispectral imaging in a compact footprint. “Real-time compact multispectral imaging solutions using dichroic filter arrays” will be presented Thursday at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Ballroom during the following sessions:

  • Electronic Imaging Demo Session: Tuesday, February 4, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Electronic Imaging Technical Presentation: Thursday, February 6, 10:50am

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Multispectral Photodiode Arrays from PIXELTEQ at Compamed

8-band spectral sensor for portable OEM devices

Duiven, Netherlands (November 11, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its PixelSensor™ multispectral photodiodes at the 2013 Compamed exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, Hall 08b, Stand N15.  The PixelSensor photodiode array packs 8 wavelength-selective photodiodes into a tiny 9mm square package that enables precision multispectral measurement in smaller devices.  PixelSensor typically replaces 10-20 optical components – simplifying optical designs for scalable production assembly of biomedical instruments from application-specific spectroscopy to fluorescence detection.

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Customised OEM versions of PixelSensor are also available with user-defined spectral bands.  A new PixelSensor Developer Kit provides hardware and software tools that help designers get started with spectral sensing in minutes, free to experiment and configure purpose-built optical sensors.  “Detecting targeted narrowband colours and optical wavelengths in such a small footprint is a powerful benefit for a wide range of medical devices,” states Marco Snikkers, Marketing & Sales Director at PIXELTEQ.  “It’s exciting to see how our clients are using PixelSensor to create application-specific sensors that improve health and quality of life for people worldwide.”  PixelSensor and its optional accessories are now available online at opticalfiltershop.com.

PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features, and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras.

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PIXELTEQ Introduces PixelSensor™ Multispectral Photodiode Array

New miniature 8-band color sensor enables handheld OEM devices

Largo, Fla. (November 4, 2013) – PIXELTEQ has released its PixelSensor™ 8-band multispectral photodiode array, packing eight wavelength-selective photodiodes into a compact 9mm square sensor. PixelSensor enables multispectral sensing at a smaller scale by integrating spectral filters at the sensor level, simplifying optical designs and reducing device integration costs.

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The PixelSensor photodiode splits the visible spectrum into eight discrete color bands. Its standard 20-pin LCC package can be surface or socket mounted. Common cathode operation provides low noise and fast response time. Customized OEM versions of PixelSensor are also available with user-defined spectral bands. Using PIXELTEQ’s exclusive micro-patterned optical filter technology, narrowband filters deliver improved sensitivity and contrast for multispectral applications from portable color monitors to industrial and scientific instruments.

“Continuous 8-band sensing from a device that fits on your fingertip is a powerful tool for designers,” said Randel Mercer, VP Business Development of PIXELTEQ. “It’s exciting to see how our clients are implementing application-specific sensors that improve health, productivity, quality and safety across a wide range of devices.”

PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras.

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PIXELTEQ Debuts SpectroCam™ Multispectral SWIR Camera at Security+Defence

Innovative camera sees beyond human vision in multispectral “colour”

Duiven, Netherlands (September 17, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its SpectroCam™ SWIR multispectral cameras at the SPIE Security+Defence show next week in Dresden, Germany. Demonstrations at PIXELTEQ booth number 315 will include multi-band, short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging that improves contrast with real-time pseudo-colour visualisation for a variety of remote sensing, intelligence, biomedical, industrial sorting and authentication applications.

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The latest addition to PIXELTEQ’s family of multispectral sensors and cameras, the SpectroCam SWIR camera delivers data-rich imaging of up to 6 application-specific spectral bands across short-wave infrared (SWIR), near infrared (NIR), and visible wavelengths. Standard and custom interchangeable filters are used to capture full-frame resolution images at up to 30 frames per second.

“Being able to get live false-colour SWIR images at this speed is a powerful tool for many applications,” states Marco Snikkers, Marketing & Sales Director of PIXELTEQ. “It is exciting to see how our clients are improving safety, health, and productivity using SpectroCam’s imaging of narrow-band SWIR and visible wavelengths.”

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PIXELTEQ to Feature Micro-Patterned Optical Filters at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Largo, Fla. (August 21, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will highlight its OEM micro-patterned optical coatings and spectral sensor solutions at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2013, August 27 to 29 in San Diego. Demonstrations at booth No. 731 in the San Diego Convention Center will show how its micro-patterned optical filters enhance electro-optic design and enable multispectral devices for a variety of commercial, industrial and scientific applications.

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PIXELTEQ applies micro-patterned dichroic filters on glass optics and active devices helping OEMs shrink multi-wavelength sensors into a single package or enable new optical features in today’s optics and photonics. The technology provides cost-effective multispectral sensing and imaging for photodiodes, optical sensor arrays and line-scan and area imagers that create application-specific sensors and cameras.

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OEM Patterned Optical Filters at SEMICON West

Largo, Fla. (June 27, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will highlight its OEM wafer-level optical coatings and spectral sensor capabilities at SEMICON West 2013 in San Francisco from July 9 to 11.  Demonstrations at booth No. 2146 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center will show how wavelength-selective photodiodes and multi-band imaging improve contrast and visualization for a variety of commercial, industrial and scientific applications.

PIXELTEQ, formerly Ocean Thin Films, at SEMICON

PIXELTEQ, formerly Ocean Thin Films, at SEMICON

PIXELTEQ applies micro-patterned dichroic filters on glass or semiconductor wafers, helping OEMs shrink multi-wavelength sensors into a single package or enable new optical features in today’s semiconductor sensors.  The technology provides cost-effective multispectral sensing and imaging for photodiodes, optical sensor arrays and line-scan and area imagers that create application-specific sensors and cameras.

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PIXELTEQ to Demonstrate Multispectral Photodiodes at Sensors Expo

Golden, Colo. (May 21, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its latest multispectral sensors and PixelSensor™ photodiodes at the Sensors Expo next month in Rosemont, Ill. Demonstrations at booth No. 629 will show how wavelength-selective photodiodes and multi-band imaging improve contrast and visualization for a variety of biomedical, industrial and scientific applications.

PIXELTEQ Photodiode at Sensors Expo 2013, booth 629.

PIXELTEQ Photodiode at Sensors Expo 2013, booth 629.

PIXELTEQ’s PixelCam™ multispectral cameras capture custom wavelength bands simultaneously for data-rich images across ultraviolet, visible, and short-wave infrared wavelengths. OEM versions can be further customized to yield the best possible visualization for a specific application.

PIXELTEQ also applies pixel-scale dichroic filter arrays on photodiodes, optical sensor arrays, and line-scan and area imagers – helping OEMs shrink multi-wavelength sensors into a single package, enable new optical features in semiconductor sensors, and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras.

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PIXELTEQ Adds New Vice President of Technology

Golden, Colo. (May 8, 2013) – PIXELTEQ, formerly Ocean Thin Films, has added a semiconductor optic veteran to its management team, supporting its growing portfolio of OEM spectral filters, sensors and imaging products. Dave Fish has been promoted to vice president of technology.

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Fish, a veteran senior electro-optic engineer at PIXELTEQ, has helped develop the company’s SpectroCam and PixelCam spectral cameras, PixelSensor multi-band photodiodes and numerous custom micro-patterned filter arrays and devices during the last two years. As vice president of technology, he will continue to innovate and expand on similar products.  Throughout his 30-year engineering career, Fish held key technology roles at companies including Hughes-JVC Technology and IMED Corp.

“Dave brings years of expertise to our team, and he’ll collaborate closely with our customers at the design stage to deliver application-specific products,” said Phil Buchsbaum, president of PIXELTEQ. 

PIXELTEQ applies micro-patterned spectral filters on glass and semiconductor wafers, helping OEMs shrink multi-wavelength sensors into a single package or enable new optical features in semiconductor sensors.

 

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