MTS Systems Corporation today reported that it had agreed to sell the Company's gradient amplifier product line in Montgomeryville, PA.
The gradient amplifier business, which focuses on enhancing the scanning capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines for the health care market, was a byproduct of our automation amplifier activities and, as such, was no longer strategic to MTS," said Sidney W.
Rosen, MD, director of the NMR-Center at MGH said the Radiology, Neurology and Psychiatry teams will use Siemens' latest advances in 3 Tesla engineering, gradient amplifier
and coil technology, as well as multi-channel high bandwidth RF capability.
Roemer was promoted to GE Corporate Research's Manager of the MRI and Image Guided Therapy Program, where he oversaw the development of high power gradient amplifiers
that enabled faster and more complex MRI imaging procedures.
Revenues for magnetic resonance power systems were up substantially due to the inclusion of first-quarter revenues from Copley, which supplies advanced gradient amplifiers
Copley is a leading supplier of gradient amplifiers for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and precision motion control systems used in computer-controlled automation systems.
Copley, founded in 1984, is a leading OEM supplier of gradient amplifiers for MRI systems and of high-precision motion control systems.
Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Copley Controls Corporation of Canton, Massachusetts, a leading supplier of gradient amplifiers for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and precision motion control systems.
Copley, founded in 1984, is a leading supplier to OEMs of gradient amplifiers for MRI systems.
Green added that the recent agreement to acquire Copley Controls Corporation, a leading OEM supplier of gradient amplifiers
for MRI systems and of precision motion control systems, announced after the close of the quarter, was another major step forward for the Company.
This family of high voltage MOSFETs will compliment IXYS' other high voltage lines, finding applications in a diverse range of products such as switching power supplies (flyback and other topologies), electronic lamp starters, lamp ballasts, high voltage gradient amplifiers
, induction heating equipment and battery chargers for telecommunications.
MRI products would see an improvement in response and bandwidth of gradient amplifiers
operating at higher voltages.