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Zecotek Expands Role at CERN
July 28, 2010
Zecotek Announces Contract With the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois to Develop Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diodes
Singapore, July 28, 2010 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois (Fermilab) has contracted with Zecotek to develop a custom Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diode (MAPD) based on an existing Zecotek MAPD-3 design. The custom units are required to meet specifications for the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (CERN) Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Hadron Calorimeter Phase 1 upgrade. The CMS is a major experiment of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s newest and highest energy particle accelerator, brought into operation at CERN in 2009.
“Fermilab is one of the world’s leading centers for high energy physics, and their contract for development of our MAPD for the CERN’s Hadron Collider upgrade speaks to the quality of our technological solutions and products," said Dr. A. F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President and CEO of Zecotek. “We are very pleased to have this contract with Fermilab and look forward to working with CERN’s CMS group on this important project. Zecotek has established itself as the pre-eminent technology solution provider for solid-state photo detection. We are pleased as well to be developing solutions which contribute to the tremendous quest of understanding the makeup of our World."
The MAPD’s will be developed and delivered through Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte. Ltd, Zecotek’s Singapore-based and wholly-owned subsidiary. Fermilab’s decision followed several months of extensive testing by the CMS group in 2009. The application of Zecotek’s MAPD’s in high energy calorimeters represent another important market for the proprietary devices.
The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions. Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 20 Member States.
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