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Senseeker Engineering Acquires SE-IR Corporation

Date Announced: 02 Mar 2021

Senseeker Engineering, a leading innovator of digital infrared image sensing technology, has completed the acquisition of SE-IR Corporation, an industry leader in the field of cryogenic test equipment and electronics. The combination of Senseeker’s advanced digital readout IC technology and SE-IR’s industry standard test Dewars and electronics is a highly complementary amalgam that will enable focal plane array (FPA) developers to expedite their FPA development and evaluation process.

“Senseeker builds solutions that help our customers create higher performance sensors and get them into production faster,” said Kenton Veeder, President at Senseeker Engineering. “Our continued commitment not to sell infrared FPAs is aligned with SE-IR, who has been a strong ecosystem partner to Senseeker and the infrared community for many years. Together we accelerate our customers’ capabilities through expanded stand-alone and combined solutions incorporating integrated circuits, Dewars, electronics and software. We will heighten our customers technology and bring their solutions to market faster.”

Senseeker and SE-IR share a common customer base of FPA developers that hybridize Senseeker-designed digital readout ICs to create infrared image sensors, then utilize SE-IR’s test equipment to evaluate FPA operation at cryogenic temperatures. Bringing together the readout IC design and cryogenic test equipment design under one roof will enable a streamlined and higher-performance future that will simplify and expedite the FPA development process for Senseeker’s customer base. In addition, the combined entity will be a more valuable supply chain partner and a one-stop shop for sensor houses, simplifying their supply chains.  

All of SE-IR’s existing products will continue to be supported and the SE-IR business and team are being integrated into Senseeker’s organization. Senseeker will maintain the brand SEIR and repurpose it into Senseeker Engineering Infrared. Senseeker now offers readout ICs, cryogenic test equipment, electronics hardware and software as well as IC design services and various test services. These products and services enable FPA developers to accelerate infrared image sensor and system design and focus on their core imaging technology.


Senseeker contact: Ross Bannatyne, ross@senseeker.com, +1-805-617-0337

E-mail: ross@senseeker.com

Web Site: www.senseeker.com

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