NoblePeak Vision Corporation is a privately held company which develops and manufactures a new generation of imagers and camera cores with breakthrough night vision performance. Through a germanium enhanced CMOS process, NoblePeak has developed a revolutionary imaging technology known as 'TriWave', with the ability to sense visible, near infrared (NIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) light sources. NoblePeak Vision Corporation was founded in December 2002 by Dr. Clifford King and Dr. Conor Rafferty.
The founders of NoblePeak Vision Corporation were both engineers and managers at Bell Laboratories, and the two colleagues graduated from Stanford University. The company has assembled a veteran team of semi-conductor and electro-optical professionals and specialists. They have brought together their experience working with Bell Laboratories, Agere, Lucent, Analog Devices, Intel, and Digital Equipment.
Series A funding from the Matrix Partners and Northbridge Venture Partners was completed in March of 2006. Series B funding was secured two years later, in March of 2008, from Chart Venture Partners. The company currently holds numerous patents in germanium(Ge)-based processing for imagers and has received awards from the United States government, which include a grant from the National Science Foundation.
For their most recent achievement as a company, NoblePeak had won the 'New Product Showcase' which was sponsored by the Security Industry Association (SIA). In March of 2007, the company changed its name from 'Noble Device Technologies' into 'NoblePeak Vision Corporation' so as to emphasize more on the products that they will develop and offer to the market. The headquarters of the company is located in Wakefield, Massachusetts.