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Zecotek Lands Fermilab Contract

Photonics.com
Aug 2010
SINGAPORE, Aug. 9, 2010 — Zecotek Photonics Inc. announced that the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois has contracted with it to develop a custom micropixel avalanche photodiode (MAPD) based on its existing MAPD-3 design.

The new units are required to meet specifications for the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (CERN) compact muon solenoid Hadron Calorimeter Phase 1 upgrade.

The MAPDs will be developed and delivered through the company’s Singapore-based wholly owned subsidiary, Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte. Ltd.

The photonics technology company develops a range of products, including crystals, photodetectors, lasers, and imaging and 3-D display technologies for medical, biotech, industrial, nanotech and atomic/molecular science applications.

For more information, visit:  www.zecotek.com 


GLOSSARY
diode
A two-electrode device with an anode and a cathode that passes current in only one direction. It may be designed as an electron tube or as a semiconductor device.
photodetector
A device used to sense incident radiation.
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