Attollo Engineering acquires Sensor Creations to add IC Design Capability
Addition of Sensor Creation’s state-of-the-art analog and digital Integrated Circuit (IC) design expertise supplements Attollo’s position as a leading US supplier of IR sensors, components, and camera cores.
Camarillo, CA (January 8, 2024) – Attollo Engineering is pleased to announce the addition of Sensor Creations to its organization. All aspects of Sensor Creation’s operation have been integrated into Attollo Engineering, including its founder Dr. Stefan Lauxtermann, his staff of engineers, and all intellectual properties owned by the company.
Customers of Sensor Creations should expect the same level of readout integrated circuit (ROIC) design and system integration expertise, now coupled with the benefits provided by production and management resources offered by the larger Attollo organization. In a similar way, Attollo’s defense and commercial customers can expect a wider range of sensors leveraging the tight integration of modern digital ROIC design and its leading-edge sensor materials, packaged focal plane arrays, and IR camera cores. The addition of Sensor Creations IC design capabilities opens up a number of emerging markets, such as LIDAR, event-based detection, and applications outside of IR imaging.
“We are excited about the opportunity to integrate our unique ROIC designs into Attollo’s market-leading Laser Sensing and Infrared Imaging products.”, says Dr. Stefan C. Lauxtermann, President of Sensor Creations, Inc. “The combination greatly increases the strategic reach of our ROIC designs, and our resources to better serve our customer community as a merchant supplier. We are committed to continuing our current customer relationships.”
Michael MacDougal, President of Attollo Engineering commented, “The combination of Attollo Engineering and Sensor Creations is formidable, and I am looking forward to see what we can accomplish together.” Dr. MacDougal added, “We are eager to develop new markets that this acquisition allows us to address, particularly in astronomy and neuromorphic-based imaging.”
Drs. Lauxtermann and MacDougal have worked together at various companies over the past 25 years and look forward to joining the capabilities of the two companies to enhance the offerings to their collective customers through this combination.
About Sensor Creations and Attollo Engineering
Sensor Creations, Inc. was founded by Dr. Lauxtermann in 2010 and has developed more than 20 high performance readouts and application‑specific ICs for customers in defense and scientific industries, enabling new applications ranging from IR imaging to biotechnology.
Attollo Engineering, LLC was founded by Dr. Michael MacDougal in 2012 and serves a wide base of defense, industrial, and scientific customers with its infrared camera cores, laser sensing, and laser ranging products. They have a strong commitment to materials and device innovation, and quickly transitioning their R&D into products.