Materion Buys Gettering Technology From Integrated Sensing Systems


Materion said Monday that its Precision Optics business has bought the thin film gettering technology and related intellectual property assets from Integrated Sensing Systems. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Getter technology is used to improve the long-term reliability of hermetically sealed sensor packages by capturing moisture and other stray gas molecules. Materion said the new gettering capability is expected to facilitate additional business and will enhance the value-added revenue from each wafer processed. Additionally, Materion anticipates expanding the gettering technology to applications beyond infrared imaging including inertial sensors, medical sensors, oscillators and other MEMs devices, leveraging its wafer-level technology, product development and operational capabilities.