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e2v technologies is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer ofspecialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:
- Electronic tubes
- Sensors and Semiconductors
These products enable some of the world's leading OEMs to deliver innovative systems for medical and science, aerospace and defence, and industrial and commercial applications.
For the year ended 31 March 2006 , e2v achieved sales of (pnds stlg)112m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (e2v.l). In July 2006 e2v technologies plc acquired a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialised electronic components and sub-systems, based in Grenoble, France .The acquisition represents an opportunity to strengthen the Group's positionas a major global provider of specialised electronic components and sub-systems.e2v's products are supplied into three core market areas: - Medical & Science: Sensor technology includes imaging sensors for intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray, mammography, life science applications and X-ray microscopy. Electronic tubes are the enabling technology behind radiotherapy cancer treatments, microwave medical therapy and high-energy physics. - Aerospace & Defence: Sensor technology includes military surveillance, targeting and guidance, space-based imaging and astronomy and radar & electronic warfare and broadband data converters and microprocessors for aerospace applications. Electronic tubes provide the enabling technology behind radars, electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare and satellite communications. - Commercial & Industrial: Sensor technology includes marine radars, industrial safety sensors, automotive radars and alarms, thermal imaging cameras used by fire fighters, CCD and CMOS high resolution area scan cameras for industrial inspection. Electronic tubes provide enabling technology behind TV broadcast, satellite communications, marine radar and food & industrial processing.
The overall purpose of the business is to grow sustainable share holder value whilst appropriately meeting the expectations of customers, people,partners, suppliers and the wider community. e2v's vision is to create value through bright ideas in technology and materials science. The Company's mission is to place customers at the heart of the business, providing enabling products of premium quality that extend technical barriers and enhance the competitive position of our partners.
e2v has approximately 1,800 employees worldwide with three UK based manufacturing sites in Chelmsford, Lincoln and High Wycombe, and one in Grenoble, France . In addition e2v has sales offices in the UK, USA, Germany and France , as well as a network of distributors and representatives covering other key territories.