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3 December 2009

e2v employees raise £6000

November has seen the sprouting of strange and mysterious facial hair on employees at e2v.
Over 30 brave souls took up the ‘Movember’ challenge, an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer.

Each grew a moustache, from the pencil thin to a full handlebar, all in the name of charity.
At the end of the month a party was held at e2v’s whoosh! learning centre, with many taking the opportunity to go for a full make over to match their moustache, and with the winners receiving shaving kits.

Suzanne Tokley, from e2v’s charity committee, led the campaign, even sporting her own pencilled on moustache to add encouragement. After the awards event she commented “It’s been great and a real company effort, there were 30 people growing moustaches, but there were a few hundred more sponsoring and encouraging them all the way”.


Andy Bennett           Tel: + 44 (0) 1 245 453296


e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is organised into four divisions:

• High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including: defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, radar systems, industrial heating, satellite communications amplifiers, digital television transmitters and high power RF systems.
• Advanced CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras for applications including: space, science and life science imaging, industrial process control, intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray systems and military surveillance.
• Specialist semiconductors, including logic, memory and microprocessors (in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor) for: high reliability mission-critical programmes in avionics, telecommunications and defence, sensor data acquisition, and high speed data conversion.
• A range of professional sensing products for applications including: environmental safety, x-ray spectroscopy, automotive alarm and security systems, microwave radar and safety and arming devices, fire rescue and security thermal imaging.

For the year ended 31 March 2009, e2v achieved sales of £233m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.  In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.

The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six production facilities across Europe and North America. e2v also operates a global network of sales and technical support offices, supported by local distributors and resellers.

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