Following a 100% merger, AdvanSiD, startup founded by the Optoi Group, is part of Cefla since December 1st. In an aim to strengthen Cefla’s know-how and technological skills, acquisition of the startup represents an opportunity to expand the LuXimos digital X-Ray sensor and silicon photomultiplier technology developed by AdvanSiD. Already part of FBK, the Trento-based Bruno Kessler Foundation since 2010, AdvanSiD was able to benefit from over 15 years of experience in the R&D of silicon radiation detectors.
Integrating perfectly with the solutions marketed by Cefla’s Medical Equipment Business Unit, this merger promises significant potential in terms of technological returns. 100% made-in-Italy enabling technologies together with the ability to control the upstream technology chain were two driving reasons behind the acquisition.
AdvanSiD offers two silicon technologies for its photomultipliers:
RGB-SiPM Technology: N-on-P silicon photomultipliers for the detection of visible light
NUV-SiPM Technology: P-on-N silicon photomultipliers for the detection of Near Ultra Violet light. Very low noise, ultra low afterpulse NUV technology available from Q4 2014.
RGB and NUV SiPMs differ for the p/n junction characteristics and have different spectral response to meet the particular application requirements. RGB and NUV SiPMs have been conceived thinking also to the different type of scintillation crystals commonly employed for detection of gamma and X rays.
RGB and NUV SiPMs share the features of low dark count rate, very high breakdown uniformity, high temperature stability, very low time jitter.
AdvanSiD offers high-performance SiPMs in metallic TO casing or plastic chip scale package.
Single channel SiPMs are available in four sizes: 1×1, 3×3, 4×4 mm2 square active area, and 1.2 mm diameter circular active area.
Multi-pixel SiPM arrays are available in two formats: Monolithic SiPM Arrays with 1.5 mm or 3 mm SiPM pitch, and Hybrid SiPM Arrays with 3×3 mm2 or 4×4 mm2 elements.
AdvanSiD relies on the SiPM technology developed at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento. In 2010, after almost 10-years research and experience in this field, the Silicon Radiation Sensors unit of FBK transferred its established SiPM technology to the newly incorporated spin-off AdvanSiD.
The SRS research group activity is focused on the R&D of SiPM technology, with remarkable results in terms of evolution from the original SiPM detectors.
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