The digital imaging business unit of Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH has received the Preferred Supplier Award from Leica Camera AG of Solms, Germany. Appointed preferred supplier, Jenoptik received the award for its fast production and ramp-up of the components for the Leica M9 rangefinder camera. In conjunction with Leica, it developed the electronic core components and transferred them to mass production at its Jena, Germany, site. The companies will collaborate to extend their new products and projects. The digital imaging division develops and manufactures the high-performance systems used in photography, microscopy and other applications for life sciences, biotechnology and industrial metrology.