e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical and science, aerospace and defence, and commercial and industrial markets.



e2v has four divisions:
High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, and radar systems
Advanced imaging sensors and cameras for applications including industrial process control, dental X-ray systems, space science and life sciences
Specialist semiconductors, including logic, memory and microprocessors for high reliability mission-critical programs in avionics, defence and telecommunications, sensor data acquisition, and high speed data conversion
A range of professional sensing products for applications including fire, rescue and security thermal imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, and military surveillance, targeting and guidance


For the year ended 31 March 2009, e2v achieved sales of ?233m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.


The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six European and US design, development and manufacturing sites. Sales and technical support are provided by four global sales and support territory offices to a total of more than 50 countries.


e2v continues to be involved in many high-profile programmes, including:
Airbus A380
European Space Agency Gaia mission to map our galaxy
US Patriot air and missile defence system
Global digital television transmission systems
Eurofighter Typhoon
Hubble space telescope upgrade project


e2v also has long established relationships with industry partners: for example with Freescale Semiconductor, to develop and supply extended reliability versions of their microprocessors.
The combination technical capability, (which has resulted in nearly 200 patent families being granted to the e2v group), and links with technical authorities and universities, ensures that e2v can bring together the right level of expertise for a diverse range of technical challenges.


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