Intevac to Participate in the 2013 Defense Security and Sensing Conference

SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Intevac, Inc. (Nasdaq:IVAC) announced today that the company will participate in the 2013 Defense Security and Sensing Conference. Intevac Photonics will showcase their innovative digital night vision products and high resolution display systems.


Intevac will feature products with direct applications for unmanned air/ground, ground combat vehicles and war fighters, which include the E3010M and E5011 modules, along with the Apache M611 camera and M506 LIVAR® cameras. Product demonstrations of the family of I-Port™ high resolution displays will take place in the booth.

Intevac Booth #1637 will be located at the Baltimore Convention Center. The booth hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30th and May 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

About the Defense Security and Sensing Conference

The 2013 Defense Security and Sensing Conference is expected to attract approximately 6,500 visitors. Researchers and engineers interested in the latest optics, lasers, sensors, image processing, infrared systems and optoelectronic will be in attendance, along with technical leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and NASA.

About Intevac

Intevac was founded in 1991 and has two businesses: Equipment and Intevac Photonics.

In our Equipment business, we are a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of high-productivity, vacuum process equipment solutions. Our systems are production-proven for high-volume manufacturing of small substrates with precise thin film properties, such as those required in the hard drive and solar cell markets.

In the hard drive industry, our 200 Lean® systems process approximately 60% of all magnetic disk media produced worldwide. In the solar cell manufacturing industry, our LEAN SOLAR™ systems increase the conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells.

In our Photonics business, we are a leader in the development and manufacturing of leading-edge, high-sensitivity imaging products and vision systems. Our products primarily address the defense markets.

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