Emberion, a partner in the Graphene Flagship, has raised €6 million in funding to further develop their infrared imaging business including visible-short-wave near infrared (vis-SWIR) cameras with a broad spectral range. Emberion also leads Graphene Flagship Spearhead Project GBIRCAM, to design cheaper and more efficient broadband infrared devices. Now, Emberion has raised €6 million in funding from Nidoco AB, Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd) and Verso Capital.
Jyrki Rosenberg, CEO of Graphene Flagship partner Emberion, says: “We are disrupting multiple imaging markets by extending the wavelength range at a significantly more affordable cost. Our revolutionary sensor is designed to meet the needs of even the most challenging machine vision applications, such as plastic sorting. We look forward to helping customers access new information at infrared wavelengths, thereby critically enhancing their applications beyond today’s capabilities.”
Tapani Ryhänen, CTO of Graphene Flagship partner Emberion and Leader of the Graphene Flagship Spearhead project GBIRCAM, adds: “We have created a new generation of image sensors using layered materials. Our high-performance industrial cameras increase efficiency and reduce the loss of resources in many industrial processes. We innovate at all levels of camera design: materials, integrated circuit design, electronics, photonics and software. We are now stepping forward to expand our capacity to manufacture.”
“We are appreciative of the high interest and trust towards our technology from investors and customers. With this funding, our next step is to increase our production capacity to be able to serve our customers’ needs. We will also intensify our efforts to further develop mid-wave infrared and broadband solutions to expand our offerings and to enhance the capabilities of our current VIS-SWIR product line”, added Rosenberg.