Device-ALab joins the Photonis group

Grenoble, France – 22 March 2021 (for immediate release)

The French company Device-ALab, specialist in infrared camera cores, joins the Photonis group

Device-ALab, a company specializing in infrared camera cores, joined the Photonis group on Friday March 5th. This transaction allows Device-ALab to benefit from the strategic, commercial and operational support of the Photonis group. Device-ALab’s activity confirms Photonis’s desire to expand into new commercial markets and to diversify its product offering.

Device-ALab’s know-how is focused on infrared imaging, very high speed data conversion, analog sensor electronics, interfaces and communication protocols in imaging.
The markets and applications using Device-ALab technology are as varied as the markets where Photonis has a presence: defense, smart cities (urban traffic control, presence control in buildings), security (firefighters, police, health (tumor detection), industry, industrial inspection, drones and leisure, etc.

Device-ALab and Photonis, partner companies for several years, are already collaborating on joint projects of fusion between thermal and digital IL. They also share the same values as innovation through R&D, development through export, service to our Forces.

The acquisition of Device-ALab know-how had therefore become obvious to Photonis.


2020 turnover: € 2.7M; number of employees: 18 (end of 2020)
Device-ALab was incorporated in 2010 as a spin-off of E2V semiconductors based inSaint-Egrève (38). The team knowledge roots in decades at Thomson-TCS, Atmel & E2V in development of electronic subsystems for Imaging (industrial cameras, X-ray sensors) and Data Conversion (DAC-ADC development kits). Since 2017, the company has successfully undergone a strategic transformation from an engineering company to a core-camera product company with remarkable growth.
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2020 turnover: 150 M€; number of employees: around 1000
Photonis is a high-tech company, with more than 80 years of experience in the innovation, development, manufacture and sale of technologies in the field of photo detection and imaging. Today, it offers its customers detectors and detection solutions: its power tubes, digital cameras, neutron & gamma detectors, scientific detectors and intensifier tubes allow Photonis to respond to complex issues in environments extremely demanding by offering tailor-made solutions to its customers. Thanks to its sustained and permanent investment, Photonis is internationally recognized as a major innovator in optoelectronics, with production and R&D carried out on 5 sites, in Europe and the USA.
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