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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 has been together for more than ten years, steadily advancing the technology toward commercialization. During this period, the company has received substantial funding support from DARPA. Starting up as an independent company in March 2018, the company manufactures and ships its novel Acuros® CQD® SWIR cameras globally from its operations center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.


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VSDIA 2020Logo.5ed803027d97cSWIR Vision Systems Awarded Outstanding Score in Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards Program.

The Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. High-scoring companies were announced via webcast on June 16. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

The AcurosTM Cameras was recognized among the best in machine vision today by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

“The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate SWIR Vision Systems for their score in the 2020 Innovators Awards program,” says John Lewis, Editor in Chief. “Each year this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision. The SWIR Vision Systems team should be very proud.”


prism swir 1SWIR Vision Systems Receives 2022 Prism Award for Better Sensing

The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market. These awards recognize companies who are creating products that are making a difference, solving problems, and improving life through photonics.

SWIR Vision’s Acuros ® Cameras were recognized in the category of Better Sensing.