GOLETA, Calif. -

FLIR systems in Goleta has been honored by the city for creating the camera part that helped to locate the second Boston bombing suspect.

A chip made at the Goleta facility was in the police camera that spotted the suspect hiding in a boat, at night, using infrared technology.

FLIR was given a special resolution by Goleta Mayor Roger Acevas at Tuesday's meeting.

The company is one of the most successful businesses in Goleta and plans an expansion in 2014.