Leuven, Belgium, June 16, 2003 — Xenics, developer and producer of innovative infrared image sensors, today announced the successful increase of its capital with 1.5 million Euro. This second round of funding will allow the company to deploy its international sales network fully and to focus on establishing international partnerships.
Investors in this second round of funding include Xenics’ current shareholders, Fortis Private Equity, IMEC, Xenics’ staff, and a group of business angels. An important new investor is Software Holding & Finance.
Xenics is ready to introduce a range of new products and is now working on the expansion of its sales networks. “This capital increase demonstrates investors’ confidence in the future of our company as an innovator in infrared detection,” said Bob Grietens, CEO of Xenics.
Xenics, a spin-off company of IMEC, is Europe’s premier supplier of infrared image sensors based on III-V InGaAs technology. Applications targeted are spectroscopy, telecommunication, and medical and industrial imaging where visible light offers no solution.
IMEC, Europe’s largest independent microelectronics and nanotechnology research center, continues to invest in its spin-off. Xenics closely collaborates with the research center on developing new technologies to remain at the forefront of state-of-the-art infrared imaging. “The continuous support of IMEC is crucial for our company, and allows us to position ourselves with a long-term vision on the future of infrared technology,” said Bob Grietens.
The new round of capital funding will allow Xenics to fully deploy new sales networks and attract international partners, while continuing to develop state-of-the-art infrared image sensors based on advanced infrared technologies.
Xenics, part of Photonis group, is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of twenty years. Xenics designs, manufactures and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. Xenics ensures its commitment of doing good to the world by developing solutions for enhancing quality of life and sustainability. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures. More at: xenics.com .