Steatite acquires digital imaging specialist, Active Silicon

Steatite has acquired digital imaging specialist, Active Silicon Ltd, in a move that will strengthen Steatite’s computing capabilities in key target areas.

Established in 1988, Active Silicon designs and manufacturers imaging and embedded vision systems allowing the capture, processing, and transmission of image data in high performance and critical environments.

World-class products include innovative embedded systems for IoT applications, pioneering autofocus-zoom cameras and high-speed acquisition cards allowing real-time, high-resolution image capture over long cable lengths. 

With a longstanding, global customer base, Active Silicon’s products have applications in multiple areas of industry, science, and technology – including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, robotics, medical imaging, security and defence.

Combining Active Silicon’s expertise and technology with our industrial computer product portfolio will enable the enlarged business to address the growing demand for 3D vision and robotic applications, as well as the increased requirements for embedded machine vision and edge AI computing products.

Commenting on the acquisition, Gary Marsh, Chief Executive of Solid State Plc (Steatite’s parent company), said:

“The computing sector has been a key market for Solid State, which has driven a focus on expanding capability in the development of AI enabled technologies for industries such as medical, security, defence and life sciences.  We see the acquisition of Active Silicon as a considerable step in broadening our customer offering and further extending into the product value chain.

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