FLIR systems honored for work on Boston case

Police camera used chip made in Goleta

POSTED: 07:57 PM PDT May 21, 2013    UPDATED: 03:48 PM PDT May 22, 2013 
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.