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22 January 2010

e2v partners with Bayspec to deliver leading OCT spectral engine

e2v, the leading designer, developer and manufacturer of CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras, and Bayspec, Inc., a world leader in advanced spectroscopy solutions, have announced that their successful partnership has delivered a new Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) spectral engine.

e2v’s new Aviiva EM4 linescan camera, incorporating an imaging sensor optimised for OCT, enables Bayspec’s DeepView spectrograph to perform at up to three times greater collection efficiency than standard Czerny-Turner spectrographs, while offering a 10 times improvement in the detector sensitivity signal/noise ratio.

With a dynamic range of more than 68 dB and a line rate of 70 klines/s, the new Aviiva EM4 camera is the device of choice for high-end OCT systems.

Frédéric Devriere, e2v’s imaging division product manager, said; "The combination of our and Bayspec’s expertise in this dedicated system has already raised great interest, and will make SD-OCT even more powerful and accessible to the research community and industrial markets.”

Eric Bergles, BaySpec’s VP sales & marketing said: "The performance to price ratio of this system literally opens up doors in doctor’s offices, allowing them to purchase cost effective equipment. We also expect this breakthrough to lead to a host of new industrial applications".

The new system will be demonstrated on Bayspec’s booth at the SPIE BiOS Exhibition in San Francisco, January 23th to 24th, 2010.
To learn more about e2v’s Aviiva EM4 camera, visit our web site at

Press contact:
Sylvie Mattei, Communications Manager
Phone: +33 4 76 58 30 25,



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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