Singapore -- Developer of photonics technologies for medical, industrial, and scientific markets, Zecotek Photonics Inc., has announced that it has selected the National NanoFab Center (NNFC) to manufacture its patented Micro-channel Avalanche Photodiode (MAPD) solid-state photo detector arrays. The NNFC is a nanotechnology and semiconductors center, located in Daejeon City, Korea, approximately 150 km from Seoul. The NNFC has the manufacturing and technological capabilities to meet the growing market demand for MAPD and to provide technical support and service for future MAPD upgrades.
Zecotek will work with NNFC to transfer the manufacturing results achieved during the initial R&D and limited production at the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems and Omega Semiconductors. The goal of NNFC is to reproduce, with a high degree of stability and high yield, the key parameters achieved at the development stage, such as; good recovery time, good timing resolution, low dark counts, high Photo Detection Efficiency, thermal stability, high linearity and the inherent High geometrical efficiency in array configurations. The first batch of MAPD elements and arrays, are expected to be delivered in September 2012.
Zecotek's proprietary MAPD-3N is a design upgrade of its previously announced patented MAPD. When integrated with Zecotek's scintillation LFS crystal into an array configuration, the MAPD provides for the highest geometrical efficiency assembly needed in the new PET scanners.
Zecotek also announces the granting of 2,250,000 stock options to directors, employees and consultants for their contributions to the Company. The exercise price is set at $0.45 and will expire in five years. The stock options are subject to regulatory approval.
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