Opto Diode acquires radiation device manufacturer IRD

LED supplier Opto Diode, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and a member of the ITW Photonics Group, has acquired International Radiation Detectors (IRD), a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor radiation devices that detect photons in the UV range, X-rays and other high-energy particles.

All IRD operations will be moved and incorporated into Opto Diode’s domestic facility in Newbury Park, California, by mid-January.

Opto Diode now offers all IRD products, including advanced, long-operational-life photodiodes available with high quantum efficiency and radiation hardness.

All IRD products supplied by Opto Diode are NIST-approved and available for silicon photodiode transfer standards in the 5nm to 250nm spectral region.