Updated on 17 July 2013
The agreement combines the strengths of both organizations into a collaborative program, whereby Zecotek's patented and patent pending imaging technologies can benefit from the technological expertise and marketing capabilities of Hamamatsu. Hamamatsu will take over the manufacturing and marketing of most of Zecotek's proprietary imaging technologies, including the commercialization of LFS crystals, solid-state MAPD photo detectors and any other photo-detector variants innovated by Zecotek. Hamamatsu becomes the exclusive sales channel for Zecotek' patented protected LFS scintillation crystal and future generations of the scintillation material. Hamamatsu will take the lead on the technological enhancement, large-scale manufacturing and marketing of all Zecotek's imaging technologies.
Zecotek and Hamamatsu will establish a joint program to improve existing versions of photo-detectors and imaging modules, for immediate commercialization and develop new innovative ones for future markets. Both parties will retain full ownership to all their respective patents and intellectual property brought into the collaboration. The manufacturing and commercialization of existing and new technologies will be performed by Hamamatsu.