TeraView has secured £4.7m funding.

The Cambridge firm is a pioneer in terahertz light, which lies between infra-red and microwaves.

Terahertz light can pass through objects and transmit images and compositional information that is ordinarily hidden.

Terahertz is non-destructive, safe and fast, making it the ideal inspection and imaging modality for many applications across a range of industries.

For example, advanced packaging techniques allow compact integration of key components such as microprocessors, high bandwidth memory and graphics processors used in computing and data manipulation, providing a means of enhancing performance and minimising power and space requirements in mobile phones and other electronic devices.

All of the major semiconductor companies are now offering their own packaging architectures with partners such as TeraView.

TeraView is also the leading supplier of terahertz systems for the measurement of thickness of multi-layer paints used in the automotive and aerospace industries.

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Guy Ranawake, Senior Investment Director at one of its investors Ingenious, commented: “The unique properties of terahertz light combined with the fact that it is non-destructive, safe and fast, make it the ideal inspection and imaging modality for a variety of applications across a range of industries.

“TeraView is the world’s first and leading company solely focused on this area and has demonstrated the potential of its proprietary technology through its team of dedicated engineers leading to it having the largest number of terahertz systems in the field.

“We are very happy to support TeraView and look forward to seeing the growth of the company which aligns strongly with our investment strategy and infrastructure sector focus.”