Thursday, 26 January 2012

TeraView Secures $5.5m to Fund Growth in Key Markets

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TeraView, Cambridge, United Kingdom – 26th January 2012

TeraView (, the pioneer and leader in Terahertz systems and solutions, is pleased to announce that it has secured $5.5m of investment from a consortium of US, Asian and EU based institutional and corporate investors.

The investment will allow TeraView to accelerate the growth of its semiconductor, industrial and analytical business in Asia, the US and the EU. Key areas for focus include sales and marketing in Asia, as well as further product development in its semiconductor inspection market. Funding will also be used to enhance support and collaborations with existing customers in these markets.
This investment has been secured at a time when TeraView has successfully demonstrated Terahertz applications across a variety of different industries, and there is a growing business need for the unique capabilities of Terahertz light. This need is driven, for example, by the mobile phone and consumer electronics industries, which aim to overcome limitations in the speed and functionality of current integrated circuits (ICs). Terahertz can be utilised in the development and manufacturing of both existing and new generations of semiconductor ICs, which are now widely used in mobile phones and tablet computers. Intel and other major semiconductor manufacturers currently use TeraView’s products.
TeraView has successfully secured customer funding to develop products in these and other markets. With the new capital from investors, TeraView will scale up its product delivery and manufacturing to meet increasing order patterns from current and new customers.
The funding round was led by New Hill Management and Full Circle Investments in the US, together with YFM Equity Partners and Turquoise International in the UK and other investors. Turquoise International invested on behalf of the UK Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF), based at the University of East Anglia. 

Richard Harvey, Chair of the LCIF Investment Committee commented ‘We are delighted to support this patented technology which offers carbon saving technology to high growth markets, which will bring jobs and growth to the region.’

David Livesley, Investment Director at YFM Equity Partners said: “We have been following TeraView’s progress for a number of years. As one of Britain’s most innovative technology businesses we are delighted that the opportunity has arisen for YFM Equity Partners’ funds to help accelerate its growth. We look forward to building our relationship with the Company and management team as they continue their international expansion working with major multinational clients.”

Don Arnone, TeraView’s CEO stated: ”We are delighted to have attracted support from new investors, including some of our key customers. The geographical spread of our investors – US, Asia, EU - also reflects the global nature of our business. Customers are deploying our products at their production sites across the world, and this investment greatly enhances our ability to support those customers, as well as expand our product development and sales and marketing activities in strategic areas such as the Asian semiconductor market.”

About Terahertz and TeraView (

Terahertz waves sit in the spectrum between infra red and microwave and as such have unique properties.

TeraView is the world’s first company devoted to the application of Terahertz light for imaging and spectroscopy. TeraView’s proprietary platform uses the Terahertz spectrum between light and radio waves and offers the advantage of being non-invasive and non-destructive. A key application of the technology is the detection of faults and quality variations in semiconductor integrated circuits. In addition, studies have demonstrated how Terahertz uniquely and non invasively provides 3 dimensional structural and chemical information in a diverse range of applications, including weapons/explosives hidden below clothing, the contents of tablets and capsules in the pharmaceutical industry, and other objects normally invisible to conventional detection techniques. Other markets for the technology exist in medical imaging of cancer and industrial inspection which are explored via commercial partners. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, TeraView was spun-out of the Toshiba Cambridge Research Laboratory in April 2001. Sales and support are available throughout Europe, North America and the Far East either directly or through a network of distributors.

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Monday, 23 January 2012

Terahertz absorption spectra of benzene-1,2-diol, benzene-1,3-diol and benzene-1,4-diol

Zhuanping Zheng, Wenhui Fan , Hui Yan

State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics and Photonics, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710119, China

Received 18 August 2011; Accepted 23 December 2011. Available online 29 December 2011.


The terahertz spectra (8-128 cm-1) of three structural isomers have been measured using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy at room temperature. Substantial differences among these THz spectra have been found and implied that THz-TDS is an excellent tool to identify isomers. Numerical calculation based on solid-state density functional theory has been carried out and assigned the observed THz features theoretically. Good agreement between the calculated and experimentally measured spectra for benzene-1,2-diol and benzene-1,3-diol has been achieved. According to the calculated results, it is found that the measured THz spectra of these two isomers mainly originate from intermolecular vibrations.

Graphical abstract

1) The THz spectra of benzene-1,2-diol, benzene-1,3-diol and benzene-1,4-diol in the 8-128 cm-1 range.


► Terahertz spectra (8-128 cm-1) of benzene-1,2-diol, benzene-1,3-diol, benzene-1,4-diol. ► Three isomers are clearly distinguished. ► Solid state density functional theory to compute. ► The good spectral reproduction of benzene-1,2-diol and benzene-1,3-diol has been achieved.
Keywords: Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy; Density functional theory; Benzene-1,2-diol; Benzene-1,3-diol; Benzene-1,4-diol

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Friday, 20 January 2012

Job Post - Applications and Customer Support Scientist

A new job opportunity has arisen at teraView for an Applications and Customer Support Scientist

The role will include duties such as:
Support existing customers with the operation and first line support of their terahertz equipment.
Analyse customer samples either
Develop appropriate terahertz analytical methods
Run customer training/education events
Contribute to product development

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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Job Position at TeraView: Service Engineer

TeraView is developing ways to exploit terahertz (THz) radiation in many ground-breaking applications. We are currently developing a number of products that require highly-skilled, enthusiastic and energetic people to work in this evolving company.

An opportunity has arisen for a Service Engineer to join our team to service and support our scientific instruments, both in the field and in house. We require an individual who is able to meet the existing operational needs of the company but who is also looking to join a company with opportunities for career development as the company grows.

You will have 3 years experience of working in a field service or technical support role, gained within a scientific instrumentation/equipment environment, and be familiar with the set up and alignment of optical instrumentation. Qualified to a minimum of HNC level or above in electronics or other relevant technical discipline, you will be a self-starter with a positive attitude and a proven ability to work in small multi-disciplinary teams. The role entails a significant level of overseas travel, sometimes with little notice. Experience of working within a formal quality system, such as ISO9001 is important.

Role & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Service Manager, your responsibilities will include:
§ Servicing and maintaining instruments both in the field and in-house.
§Alignment of newly built instruments.
§ Factory Acceptance testing
§Assisting in the build of instruments
§Installation and Site acceptance testing

Key Skills:  The successful applicant will have:-

·        Experience as a service engineer
·        Flexibility to travel worldwide
·        Knowledge of lasers and alignment
·        Knowledge of electronics
·        Knowledge of working within a formal quality system
·        Good interpersonal skills
·        Good attention to detail
·        Ability to produce high quality documentation
·        Own transport and a clean driving licence

Experience and Education:

§  HNC or above in electronics or similar technical discipline
§  Previous experience of working in service/support of scientific instrumentation
§  Strong customer facing skills
§  Good communication skills
§  The ability to work alone and on own initiative
§  Demonstration of strong fault-finding skills
§  Ability to work in a team
§  Flexible approach to work
§  Ability to travel abroad and at short notice
·   Knowledge of terahertz systems or similar products

TeraView offers an excellent salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity for highly-motivated staff to work together and shape the development of products in one of the newest and most exciting areas of technology.  We are an equal opportunities employer and pride ourselves on our diverse workforce.  For further information and background on the company, please visit our website on:

If you think you have the skills and qualities we need, please send your CV, with a covering letter, outlining your current role and remuneration to:

Padraig O’Kelly
TeraView Limited
Platinum Building
St John’s Innovation Park
Cambridge CB4 0WS

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

TeraView at "Lasers & Photonics Marketplace" seminar


W Hotel
181 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA

Forum Panelists 

3:35 pm January 23, 2012
Terahertz Technology for 3D Imaging and Spectroscopy

Terahertz technology can provide a range of applications for drug discovery and formulation, medical and dental diagnostics, security screening, and explosives and contraband detection. The list has recently been expanding to include applications in the food, agriculture, cosmetics, paints and coatings, and semiconductor markets. And yet barriers remain to its widespread adoption.  What will it take to really emerge?

THE LASERS & PHOTONICS MARKETPLACE SEMINAR is the only event anywhere in the world that focuses on the entire laser marketplace. It provides a comprehensive market perspective that is unobtainable elsewhere, with market data segmented by applications and laser technology from three of the photonics industry's leading resources: Laser Focus World, which delivers global coverage of the entire photonics industry; Industrial Laser Solutions, a primary source of information on industrial laser materials processing; and Strategies Unlimited, the world’s foremost photonics market research company. In addition, industry experts present their views and analysis of photonics-market trends, applications development, and business outlook.

, the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar is a one-day event that analyzes the business of photonics. Now in its 24th year, the annual seminar provides photonics industry decision makers and stakeholders with market information and analysis, a look at emerging opportunities, and a forum for networking.


This event is intended for business leaders and key players at photonics manufacturers and their suppliers as well as anyone with a stake in the business of photonics, such as technology analysts and investors. Target attendee audience includes:

•    Presidents, CEOs, and COOs
•    Chief Technology Officers
•    R&D Management
•    Sales and Marketing Executives
•    Business Development Directors
•    Managing Directors
•    Business/Technology Analysts

Monday, 16 January 2012

Photonics West: Dr. Phil Taday's talk: Real-world applications of terahertz pulsed technology

21 - 26 January 2012 The Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA

Real-world applications of terahertz pulsed technology

Paper 8261-20 of Conference 8261
Date: Thursday, 26 January 2012
Author(s): Philip F. Taday, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Abstract: Over the past twenty years terahertz sensor technology has been looking for a "killer" application since the first demonstration of free-space radiation following exposure of a GaAs co-planar strip line to an ultrafast pulsed laser. In the early years, research groups rapidly looked first at dental applications and then skin cancer; however these applications are driven by cost and regulation which make these areas difficult and expensive to penetrate. Early in this century, applications in non-destructive testing began to come to the forefront. This paper discusses the new exciting applications of terahertz pulsed technology in solving real world problems.
Also come and see us at Booth 4109 - North Hall Stand
if you would like to pre-arrange a meeting, please e-mail Phil Taday.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Follow us on Twitter!

TeraView now has a Twitter account!
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or you can link to!/teraview

The ideal tool for researching metamaterials

If you are working on metamaterials, you will be interested in knowing that a growing number of researchers around the world are using the Spectra 3000 as a tool for investigating metamaterials. Here you can find a brief description of the benefits of TeraView's spectrometer to investigate metamaterials, but if you would like to know more visit our website on:

Spectra 3000 as a tool to investigate metamaterials

Instrument performance is our one of key design criteria, our terahertz spectral range, power, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio are world leading. Using our patented detector and emitter system we have designed a platform that can accommodate multiple modules to allow full flexibility and ease of use. No alignment is needed and the system is completely laser safe.  As terahertz light is invisible to the naked eye and the exposure to the generation laser is not safe, alignment of bench top systems can be difficult and time consuming, this is eliminated with the Spectra 3000. With powerful, flexible, bespoke software and field proven design, time can be directly spent on measurements and research rather than equipment set-up. It is typical from delivering a Spectra 3000 the customer is taking readings on their samples within minutes. In many cases, purchasing a Spectra 3000 is less expensive than assembling your own bench-top system, can allow more flexibility and prices are less than you might expect for the level of performance and range of applications.

The main benefits include:
  • Truly expandable with the addition of modules and fibre probes now or later
  • Terahertz transmission and reflectance measurements on solids, liquids, suspensions, slurries and films
  • Spectral Range – 0.06 THz to 4 THz (2 cm-1 - 120 cm-1) best in class with maximum power levels across the whole range
  • Accommodates standard IR sampling accessories
  • Solid-state emitter and detector for ambient temperature operation
  • Bespoke optics casting with  aligned optics for consistent maximum performance
  • Fully integrated spectroscopy and imaging software with file export functions
  • Easy to use modules for a variety of experiments:  
    • Transmission
    • Transmission XY mapping
    • Reflection imaging
    • Attenuated total Reflection (ATR)
    • Remote fibre probes heads
    • Cryostat for transmission and reflection
    • Cooled and heated transmission cells
    • Large area and portable scanning gantries
    • Angular goniometer systems
    • Specular reflection
    • Medical scanning probes
    • Standoff detection modules 
If you would like more information, research papers or full specification of the instrument, please reply to this mail and I will send you an information pack. 

Institutes are already getting good results with the Spectra 3000 researching into metamaterials and split ring resonators using the Spectra 3000. Details can be found here.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Job opportunity at TeraView

Application Scientist 

TeraView, the world leader in the design and manufacture of Terahertz products, is pioneering the use of terahertz technology in a number of ground breaking applications within the pharmaceutical, security, medical and materials markets. Based in Cambridge UK the company has a global client base and a growing, highly skilled workforce.

A vacancy for maternity cover has arisen within TeraView’s  Applications Group for a Scientist to assist our customers in solving their analytical requirements to meet their business objectives. Reporting to the Head of Applications you will use your technical knowledge and understanding in both pre and post sales situations and make significant technical contributions to white papers, datasheets, manuals and product extension and development.

For a detailed description of the job please visit our website at