Opto Diode acquires International Radiation Detectors

Jan. 11, 2011
Opto Diode Corporation has announced its acquisition of International Radiation Detectors (IRD), which produces semiconductor devices that detect photons in the UV range, x-rays, and high-energy particles.

Newbury Park, CA--Opto Diode Corporation has announced its acquisition of International Radiation Detectors (IRD), effective January 3, 2011. International Radiation Detectors designs and manufactures semiconductor devices that detect photons in the UV range, x-rays, and high-energy particles. International Radiation Detectors' technology "substantially complements" Opto Diode's capabilities as a global supplier of photodiodes and visible and IR LEDs, says Opto Diode. All IRD operations will be moved and incorporated into Opto Diode's facility in Newbury Park, California, by mid-January.

"We are extremely pleased to announce this acquisition and we look forward to offering the IRD brand radiation detectors for the measurement of visible, ultraviolet, extreme ultraviolet (XUV, also known as EUV), and soft x-ray photons," says Russ Dahl, general manager of Opto Diode. "We are also happy to announce that the founder of International Radiation Detectors, Mr. Raj Korde, and his associate, Mr. Dejan Jovanovic, are joining Opto Diode as full time members of our team."

Opto Diode now offers all IRD products; these IRD products are the only NIST-approved product line available for silicon photodiode transfer standards in the 5 nm to 250 nm spectral region, notes Opto Diode. For more info, visit www.optodiode.com or www.ird-inc.com.

Opto Diode Corporation is a division of ITW and a member of the ITW Photonics Group. ITW also owns Lumex (Palatine, IL; LED and LCD technology) and Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA; IR detector and emitter technology).

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