Advanced Photonix, Inc. Appoints Shimadzu Precision Instruments as Terahertz Sales Representative for Japanese Market

Aug 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Advanced Photonix, Inc.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Photonix® (NYSE Amex: API), the leading supplier of terahertz systems to industry, announced today that it has appointed Shimadzu Precision Instruments as a sales representative for the Japanese Market, and giving exclusivity for the Japanese Ministry of Defense and the Japanese Aerospace market.  


The ability of terahertz energy to penetrate non-conducting materials allows measurement of thickness, density, and certain material properties that can be used to monitor the quality of the product being produced.  The wide frequency content and high precision of the T-Gauge™ system provides sensitivity to both physical and chemical changes in the product.  The T-Gauge product has been used to assist in the application and removal of specialty coatings, and in the final inspection of the assembly of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  As this airframe goes into production and deployment with our allies, the requirement for inspection will increase at both factories and repair depots.

"The addition of Shimadzu as a representative extends our reach into the international market and is a further step in capitalizing on the work we have done on various military and aerospace programs," said API CEO Richard Kurtz. "We are pleased to be working with Shimadzu Precision Instruments, an established and respected member of the test and measurement instrumentation community.  This is expanding the number of future aerospace applications, customers and worldwide markets for our T-Gauge™ systems."

About Shimadzu Precision Instruments, Inc. (SPI)

Shimadzu Precision Instruments, Inc. (SPI) provides full service representation for U.S. manufacturers in the Japan aerospace and defense markets, from basic sales and shipping to new business development assistance.  "We are very excited at the opportunity to introduce Advanced Photonix's cutting edge technology to our customer base in Japan.  We believe there are many opportunities waiting to be explored," said Tim Itamura, Vice President of Military Business Operations for SPI.

About Advanced Photonix, Inc.

Advanced Photonix, Inc.® (NYSE Amex: API) is a leading supplier with a broad offering of optoelectronic products to a global customer base. We provide optoelectronic solutions, high-speed optical receivers and terahertz instrumentation for telecom, homeland security, military, medical and industrial markets. With our patented technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing we offer industry leading performance, exceptional quality, and high value-added products to our OEM customer base. For more information visit us on the web at

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