Description | As one of the world's leading producers of electron tubes, Thales (formerly known as Thomson-CSF) is committed to offering the widest, most competitive solution for every professional application. Since 1993, Thales/Thomson-CSF has reinforced its market positions by acquiring the electron tube operations of ABB, Siemens and AEG. The international presence of Thales was further extended with the formation of new companies in Europe and China. Thales's unique technological and industrial resources result from the dozens of years of experience gained in all applications. Thales plays a leading role in major technological innovations for healthcare, telecommunications, energy, and even basic physics. The performance, reliability and quality of Thales products and services have been demonstrated over the decades. Thales's R&D and industrial plants are ISO 9001 certified.