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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Dave Fish

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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Multispectral SWIR Sensors and Cameras at DSS by PIXELTEQ

Cameras see beyond human vision in multispectral color

Golden, Colo. (April 22, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its latest PixelCam™ multispectral cameras at the SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing 2013 show next week in Baltimore. Demonstrations at PIXELTEQ booth No. 1662 will focus on multi-band (3- and 4-band) short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging that improves contrast and visualization. PIXELTEQ will also show customized OEM modules and a variety of spectral sensors and devices for use across ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared (IR) applications.

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Product manager Steve Smith, Ph.D., will present “Why Multispectral?” 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the demonstration area shortly after the exhibition opens. He will highlight examples of how multi-band SWIR and VIS/NIR sensors and cameras enhance a variety of defense and security applications while having the same form factor, frame rate and proportion as panchromatic cameras.

PIXELTEQ, formerly Ocean Thin Films, provides micro-patterned optical filters, sensors and cameras used by OEMs to develop multispectral devices with enhanced contrast in the same footprint as their monochrome counterparts.

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Marco Snikkers is PIXELTEQ’s New European Director of Sales and Marketing

Marco Snikkers has extensive experience in photonics

Golden, Colorado (April 3, 2013) – Marco Snikkers has joined the PIXELTEQ team as Director of Sales & Marketing in Europe.

Snikkers brings to PIXELTEQ more than 15 years of experience in the photonics sector, including leading the European market since 2006 as commercial director for Ocean Optics. At PIXELTEQ he will direct all sales and marketing activity for the European markets from his base in the Netherlands.

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Marco Snikkers

“Snikkers’ knowledge of the spectroscopy and semiconductor market will help us to increase the support towards our customers for our new line of spectral sensing products,” said Randel Mercer, VP business development at PIXELTEQ.

During his time with Ocean Optics, Snikkers successfully led the sales team in expanding to Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East and growing the OEM customer portfolio. He previously worked as sales manager for Europe and Asia in the semiconductor laser field and as product applications manager for a Dutch photonics startup company. Snikkers started his career as a research engineer of high-speed lasers for Philips Research and has a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics.

PIXELTEQ applies micro-patterned dichroic filters on glass or semiconductor wafers, helping OEMs shrink multi-wavelength sensors into one package or enable new optical features in today’s semiconductor sensors. It also allows for cost-effective multispectral imaging in a variety of industrial vision applications. To learn more about PIXELTEQ, visit www.pixelteq.com, email marco.snikkers@pixelteq.com or call +31 652 557 997.

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PIXELTEQ to Highlight Micro-Patterned Filter Solutions at Pittcon 2013

Golden, Colorado (March 8, 2013) – PIXELTEQ will demonstrate its micro-patterned optical filter solutions during Pittcon 2013 in Philadelphia at booth No. 3108. The company’s micro-patterning technology is used to create custom pixel-scale filter arrays on optics, wafers and active devices including photodiodes and camera sensors.

New PixelSensor photodiodes feature integrated narrow-band detection across ultraviolet (UV), visible, and near infrared (NIR) – creating new opportunities for optical sensors by simplifying and shrinking the optical path for compact multispectral device design. Multispectral camera demos will highlight the benefits of imaging application-specific spectral bands at the show from March 18-21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. And the PixelCam multispectral camera will showcase how multi-channel short-wave infrared (SWIR) imaging reveals features beyond human vision in real-time.

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SpectroCam Multispectral Camera to Appear in ABC’s “Zero Hour”

PIXELTEQ’s imaging to help reveal mysteries

Golden, Colorado (February 13, 2013) – PIXELTEQ’s SpectroCam™ multispectral camera will be used in an upcoming episode of ABC’s new “Zero Hour” television series. “Zero Hour,” an adventure thriller, premieres tomorrow, Feb.14, and the SpectroCam is expected to appear in the second episode, “Face,” the next Thursday, February 21 at 8 p.m. EST.

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Multispectral imaging is used more and more frequently to highlight features beyond our human vision – creating live, data-rich images with UV, visible and infrared light for use in biomedical, forensic, food safety, security and other commercial and industrial applications.

To catch a glimpse of the SpectroCam on “Zero Hour,” click on the show’s ABC page here to watch a video preview. The SpectroCam makes its appearance at the 18 second mark.

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