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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

e2v Unveils New Generation of High Sensitivity Imaging Sensors With Tracit Technologies

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SAINT-EGREVE CEDEX, France , May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- e2v, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-technology electronic components and subsystems, today announced a new generation of high-sensitivity imaging sensors leveraging circuit layer transfer technology from Tracit Technologies, a new division of the Soitec Group.

Combining e2v's expertise with Tracit's circuit layer transfer technology delivers back-illumination capability to medium volume markets for the first time. This technology produces a dramatic improvement in sensor sensitivity when compared to a standard front-illuminated sensor. This makes the new e2v sensor an ideal solution for a broad range of applications, especially in medium volume, professional imaging sensor markets. It also complements e2v's existing back-illumination capability for low-volume markets like aerospace and life sciences.

"e2v's new sensor breakthrough is the combined result of our optimised manufacturing processes and Tracit Technologies' expertise," said Jean-Philippe Lamarcq, Imaging Business Unit General Manager at e2v, Grenoble. "We are proud to be first in the medium volume professional image sensor market to offer this innovative solution and see great potential, particularly in small-pixel CMOS sensors," he added.

"We are really pleased that Tracit's circuit transfer technology, coupled with e2v's proven expertise, has enabled the development of a new generation of image sensors from e2v," says Dr. Bernard Aspar , Founder and GeneralManager of Tracit Technologies. He added, "Our technology is now ready for reliable volume production. The ability to move finished circuits onto new supports is a promising way to improve device performance or to enable hetero-structure stacking for 3D integration."

About e2v technologies plc

e2v technologies is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:

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