May 28, 2014 15:00 UTC

Aptina Purchases CFA Processing and Probe Imaging Assets from Micron Technology

Purchase brings strategic capabilities and world-class talent in-house to Aptina, enabling accelerated cycle times and an improved cost structure.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aptina has entered an agreement to purchase CFA (Color Filter Array) processing and probe imaging assets from Micron Technology, Inc. In addition, Aptina will lease from Micron the Nampa, Idaho fabrication facility known as Fab 9D where the CFA processing is located.

“Our growing revenues and strong financial position have enabled Aptina to purchase these assets and add great people which gives us a strategic advantage in the marketplace,” said Phil Carmack, CEO of Aptina. “Our ability to tightly integrate the entire R&D cycle accelerates innovation and enables us to uniquely support our customers.”

“We are very excited to nearly double our presence in Idaho with the addition of the CFA and probe imaging teams,” said Jeff Mendiola, VP of Operations for Aptina. “This is a world-class team that is committed to excellence and helping Aptina continue to deliver high-quality image sensors to its customers.”

“The operating advantages of this deal will flow directly to the bottom line,” said Tony Alvarez, Chief Operating Officer of Aptina. “The ability to innovate, such as we have done with Aptina Clarity+ technology, and customize CFA will drive growth opportunities in all of our market segments including automotive, mobile and surveillance.”

The purchase is expected to close in the third quarter of this calendar year.

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