Microsemi eyes homeland security and millimeter wave imaging markets with acquisition of Brijot assets
IRVINE, Calif., 20 July 2011. Executives at Microsemi Corp. in Irvine, Calif., are boosting their company's expertise in millimeter wave imaging technology with their acquisition of the millimeter wave technology and related assets of privately-held Brijot Imaging Systems Inc. in Lake Mary, Fla. Brijot Imaging Systems specializes in non-invasive full-body scanning systems for detecting concealed objects under clothing in airport security and other homeland security applications.
The acquisition of Brijot millimeter wave assets should enable Microsemi to improve its offerings in passive millimeter wave imaging detection of weapons and contraband in airports, military branches, and government and law enforcement agencies, Microsemi officials say. Terms of the deal were not released.
Microsemi's product offering will include millimeter wave wands for touchless pat downs, workplace safety, and to counter workplace theft, company officials say. The acquisition also should strengthen Microsemi millimeter wave product offerings in the 70 to 100 GHz range, says David Hall, vice president of the Microsemi RFIS group.