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Silanna and Marktech sign distribution deal


Companies to demo 235nm and 255nm UVC LEDs for germicidal UV and chemical sensing at Photonics West

Silanna UV will unveil a new distribution partnership with US-based manufacturer, Marketch Optoelectronics, at Photonics West (January 30 to February 1, 2024) in San Francisco. The focus of the partnership is Silanna’s 235nm and 255nm UVC LEDs for low power germicidal UV solutions, and chemical or material sensing.

“Marktech Optoelectronics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV, visible, near-infrared, and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters and detectors. With over 38 years of experience, they've assisted customers in designing best-in-class solutions for a variety of applications,” said Rob Lobban, Silanna UV’s managing director. “The partnership with Silanna UV isn't just a collaboration; it’s a strategic alliance to deliver cutting-edge far UVC solutions to the world. Silanna UV believes this partnership can revolutionize germicidal UV and chemical sensing by harnessing the two companies’ expertise.”

At Photonics West, Silanna UV will be showing UVC products including the innovative SF1 235nm series and SN3 255nm series, which are making new UV products and applications possible in fields such as sterilization, water and gas sensing, and instrumentation. These UVC LEDs are available in flat or dome (parabolic) lens SMD format, or in TO-cans ball lens packages.

The SMD packages are a small footprint component with two lens options that provide wide or narrow UV coverage angles suitable for a variety of sensing and germicidal applications. The TO-can (Transistor Outline) format consists of a hermetically-sealed package, protecting sensitive components, with a ball lens that creates a narrow UV beam angle for the high irradiance required in most sensing applications. Marktech can also provide Silanna’s 235nm and 255nm LEDs in custom packaging.

"We are very excited to collaborate with Silanna to expand our UVC product offerings via the Silanna Safe UVC solutions product portfolio," said Mark Campito, CEO of Marktech Optoelectronics. “With almost four decades of providing optoelectronic solutions, Marktech has the expertise to identify and capitalise upon industry-changing technology such as Silanna UV’s innovative 235nm and 255nm UV LEDs. It is the perfect complement to our own wide range of optoelectronics product offerings.”

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