News | March 21, 2012

Telops Announces The Sale Of Its Laser Test And Burn-In Systems Business Unit

Source: TELOPS

Telops, leader in the field of hyperspectral imaging systems and high performance infrared cameras for the Defense and Security, Environmental, Oil and Gas, and Industrial markets, is pleased to announce the sale of its Laser Test & Burn-in Systems business unit to Yelo, a company specialized in the manufacture of custom Automated Electrical & Electronic Test Equipment.

The sale includes the V500, V1000, V2000, C1000 and C2000 product lines as well as related inventory, assets and intellectual property. The intellectual property transfer will take place over a one year period to ensure the transaction is as transparent as possible for current Laser Burn-in Systems customers. This transaction will enable Yelo to expand its product offering and reach an enlarged customer base.

Commenting on the transaction, Telops President and CEO Jean Giroux stated, "We are very pleased to announce this transaction. The sale of the Laser Burn-in Systems Business Unit is an important step in our strategic plan to focus on the company's core business, infrared technology and optimize our business portfolio. The company has worked hard to build the Laser Test & Burn-in Systems business during the past years and considering Yelo has been a market leader for over 10 years in Laser Reliability, Lifetest and Burn In Systems, we are confident they will successfully continue to grow the business".

David Simms, Sales and Marketing Director for Yelo adds, ‘We are pleased to welcome the Telops laser product lines to Yelo. The acquisition strengthens Yelo's position as the market leader in laser test, lifetest and burn-in systems and we will continue to innovate solutions for High Power Laser Diode products. As part of Yelo, this business will generate even greater sales and earnings in the future and will provide Yelo with significant new growth opportunities going forward. Our expanded portfolio of products and technology offers our customers proven solutions for the most challenging photonics test markets. Yelo will continue to support Telops' existing systems and clients can continue to expect the same level of excellent customer service.

About Telops
Telops is a leading supplier of hyperspectral imaging systems and high performance infrared cameras for defense and security, environmental and industrial applications. Telops also offers R&D services for optical system technology development. In addition to providing specialized opto-electronic engineering services, Telops has also developed the new HD-IR 1280 High Definition Scientific Infrared Camera, the FAST-IR 1000, the first 1000 FPS Infrared Camera, the TEL-1000, and the powerful Hyper-Cam providing information rich data for a wide variety of applications. With Telops Systems, you will detect, identify and quantify remote substances previously invisible.

About Yelo
Located in Carrickfergus, UK, Yelo designs and manufactures Automated Test Equipment (ATE) for the electronics and photonics market. It is the market leader in automated Laser diode test, reliability and burn in systems. Yelo distributes its products in North America, Europe and Asia, and its customers include Fortune 500 corporations, universities and research establishments, semiconductor laser manufacturers and telecom equipment vendors.