CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 17, 2014 –UTC Aerospace Systems announces the opening of a new facility in Princeton, New Jersey for its Sensors Unlimited business, which develops innovative sensing and imaging solutions in shortwave infrared (SWIR) technology. The more than 90,000 square foot facility houses a new, custom-built, state-of-the-art wafer fabrication area, along with packaging, assembly, and test labs. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX).
The facility focuses on the research and development of SWIR cameras, which create visibility beyond what the naked eye can see. The technology allows users to see in daylight and low light, through dust, haze and smoke. This is a key advantage in military and law enforcement applications. The imaging technology also has broad application across commercial and industrial segments.
Previously located at a smaller site in Princeton, the new site now accommodates more than one hundred employees, including 50 engineers. With room for future expansion, the facility demonstrates the commitment of UTC Aerospace Systems to attract and keep high-wage, high value-added technology jobs in the Princeton area.
John Trezza, general manager of the Force Protection business which includes Sensors Unlimited, stated, “We created this state-of-the-art facility to attract the best and the brightest engineers in this field. The research and development we’re doing here has immediate real-world applications – from supporting military missions to detecting manufacturing defects. We’ve been at the forefront of the sensing and imaging field for two decades, and look forward to continuing to innovate here in Princeton.”
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.