RedShift, IMT partner to disrupt thermal imaging with MEMS device

September 25, 2007 — RedShift Systems, provider of thermal imaging products, has selected MEMS foundry Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) to produce its Thermal Light Valve (TLV), a solid state, passive optical component that shifts long-wavelength thermal infrared radiation to visible light, thereby allowing standard CMOS and CCD digital cameras to “see heat.” RedShift says the TLV enables a new generation of affordable infrared imaging devices that will rapidly expand the market for thermal imaging.

“Manufactured with just a handful of process steps, our Thermal Light Valve is inherently lower cost than the more established microbolometer products,” said Matthias Wagner, CEO of RedShift Systems. “With IMT’s leading MEMS capabilities we are now positioned to expand low-cost thermal imaging into mass-markets that have been unable to afford current solutions.”

“RedShift has an exciting and disruptive technology poised to change an entire industry,” said John Foster, President and CEO of IMT.


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