Redlen Technologies is a leading manufacturer of high resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) semiconductor radiation detectors which are enabling a new generation of high performance detection and imaging equipment including Nuclear Cardiology, CT Scanning, Baggage Scanning and Dirty Bomb Detection.
Having successfully pioneered a breakthrough production process for manufacturing advanced CZT semiconductor wafers with its proprietary Traveling Heater Method (THM) technology, Redlen is revolutionizing the performance, cost and availability of radiation detection and imaging – enabling the widespread adoption of this technology for the medical and security markets.
The company also offers an advanced thin film solar Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) feedstock product, delivering volume quantities of high purity, high performance semiconductor material to the Thin Film Solar Photovoltaic (PV) market.
With its industry-leading CZT growth technology, pioneered by a management and technical team that is deeply rooted in semiconductor and imaging technology, Redlen is changing the landscape for high performance, cost effective radiation-based medical and security imaging equipment.
Bob Redden, (Principal Scientist), Redlen founder, serial entrepreneur and crystal growth visionary passed away suddenly on Sunday June 2, 2013.
Bob was born in 1939 and raised in Hamilton Ontario, where he graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He spent 23 years with Cominco in Trail, BC beginning as a Research Engineer and progressing through the company serving as Plant Superintendent and R&D Manager for its Electronic Materials Division. At Cominco, Bob was involved in successfully pioneering the development of its Gallium Arsenide semiconductor wafer business, which was acquired from Cominco by Johnson Matthey. Bob subsequently founded Crystar Research and successfully developed a Sapphire crystal production business which was acquired by Honeywell. Following Honeywell, Bob formed Amistar Research through which his space-based crystal growth work was conducted. (more)