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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Buys Solid-State MAPD Photo Detectors
May 10, 2011
Zecotek Announces Sale of New-Generation Micro-pixel Avalanche Photo Diodes to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology For Use in CERN Large Hadron Collider Experiments
Singapore, May 10, 2011 - Zecotek Photonics Inc (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced that the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) has selected Zecotek’s new-generation, solid-state micro-pixel avalanche photo diodes (MAPD) as a key component in the electromagnetic calorimeter aimed at the development of a science platform for cosmic-ray measurements.
“Our decision to purchase Zecotek’s MAPDs was based on our requirement for photo detectors with very high dynamic range and good quantum efficiency," said Dr. Werner Lustermann, a senior researcher at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. “Zecotek’s MAPDs are unique devices, as they combine, linearity over a wide dynamic range with a high gain when compared to APDs, a good quantum efficiency, low operation voltage, magnetic field tolerance, small form factor, robustness and easy handling."
“We are very pleased that ETH has selected our MAPD for this new application," said Dr. Faouzi Zerrouk, Chairman, President and CEO of Zecotek Photonics. “It is another clear endorsement of our MAPD’s unique properties and we are particularly pleased in being selected for yet another important experiment at the frontier of High Energy Physics."
The order will be delivered through Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte Ltd, Zecotek’s Singapore-based and wholly-owned subsidiary. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s decision to select Zecotek’s unique patented MAPD followed from previous experiments at CERN and Zecotek’s participation in a recent CERN sponsored colloquium on Silicon Photo Detectors (SiPM’s).
The device will be tested and calibrated at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in September 2011.
About The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH)
ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute.
Transferring its knowledge to the private sector and society at large is one of ETH Zurich’s primary concerns. It has succeeded in this, as borne out by the 80 new patent applications each year and the 215 spin-off companies that were created out of the institute between 1996 and 2010. ETH Zurich orients its research strategy around global challenges such as climate change, world food supply and human health issues.
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