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Aug 5th, 2014
Aptina completes purchase of CFA processing and imager probe assets from Micron Technology
Multi-million dollar investment brings world-class CFA and imager probe technology and teams to Aptina to help create the next generation of intelligent imaging solutions.
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Aptina has completed the purchase of CFA (Color Filter Array) processing and imager probe assets from Micron Technology, Inc. Following the purchase, Aptina will operate a fabrication facility in Nampa, Idaho that employs nearly 100 experienced manufacturing employees who will work closely with Aptina’s existing pixel optics research and development team.

This asset purchase, coupled with this world-class R&D and manufacturing team, enables Aptina to accelerate its entire R&D innovation cycle. With in-house CFA processing and development, Aptina will more rapidly customize products to adapt to specific customer needs across mobile, automotive, consumer, surveillance and industrial markets. Additionally, the integrated imager probe capabilities will enable Aptina to scale and speed product time-to-market.

The collective experience of the new teams and the innovation capability now in-house at Aptina allows us to accelerate what we do best; provide intelligent imaging solutions for challenging customer issues,” said Jeff Mendiola, Vice President of Operations for Aptina.

Key Highlights:

  • In addition to adding nearly 100 experienced manufacturing roles; Aptina will hire management, development and support roles to bring its Idaho presence to approximately 250 total employees
  • Products processed at the Nampa facility are used in a wide array of industries including automobile imaging systems, smartphone cameras, gaming consoles, surveillance and medical solutions

Aptina is a global provider of intelligent imaging solutions. Aptina has created unique innovations with image sensor technologies such as Aptina Clarity+™ to deliver high-quality, rich images in challenging environments. Aptina patented imaging solutions are in leading consumer electronics devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming, wearables and digital cameras, as well as embedded and industrial solutions for automotive, surveillance, video conferencing, scanning and medical. Learn more at www.aptina.com.


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