SWIR Vision Systems, a North Carolina technology company, has pioneered quantum-dot based infrared image sensors. This disruptive sensor technology has delivered full high definition infrared sensing to the industrial imaging market for the first time.

The company’s patented CMOS-based CQD™ technology has the potential to scale down the cost of infrared sensors, and approach the cost of today’s silicon-based CMOS sensors, unlocking multiple large-scale and high growth market applications. New imaging technologies in the short wavelength infrared (SWIR) band are becoming a critical need for advanced industrial cameras, 3D mobile phones sensors, and future autonomous vehicle systems.

The company’s roots trace to multi-year corporate-funded R&D support from parent company RTI International. The core CQD development team have been together for more than ten years, steadily advancing the technology toward commercialization. During this period, the company have received substantial funding support from DARPA. Starting up as an independent company in March 2018, the company manufactures and ships their novel Acuros CQD SWIR cameras globally from its operations center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.


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