About Marktech optoelectronics
Founded in 1985, the privately held, VOSB-certified Marktech Optoelectronics was initially established as a world-class engineering, design, manufacturing and test facility.
Since that time, Marktech has successfully built and sustained strategic alliances with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of optoelectronics components and assemblies, as well as highly valued long-term customer relationships with leading OEM’s, universities and test laboratories all over the world.
With founding team members who hailed from the optoelectronics division of National Semiconductor, Marktech’s business model has always been predicated on the assumption that LEDs and other optoelectronic devices were intrinsically different from Silicon-based components. When a customer designs a component or integrated circuit (IC), they are assured that they can purchase from multiple sources and receive a product that meets all JEDEC specifications.
Optoelectronics, on the other hand, do not conform to such direct secondary sources. An LED, IR emitter, or display can have different wavelengths, power outputs, lead frames, forward voltages, and other varying characteristics. They can also react differently when exposed to harsh environments. The need to account for these application nuances is among several reasons why Marktech offers a number of customer-focused design, R&D and test services which are not generally offered by other optoelectronics manufacturers and distributors.
From its very earliest days, Marktech has worked with some of the industry’s leading test equipment manufacturers to focus on optical characteristics such as wavelength sorting and power output binning. Today, our Latham, New York-based corporate headquarters and R&D center is home to a cohesive, talented team of engineers and test technicians, all of whom operate under the direction of our highly experienced CTO.
For Marktech customers, the vast experience of our engineering team means that we have the necessary full in-house capabilities to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, as well as end-to-end examinations of all optical components from die level to finished product designs.
This same unique design, engineering, manufacturing and testing expertise is one of the reasons that Marktech was appointed as the Exclusive Value-Added Distributor for Toshiba America in the early 1990s.
With 35 years of field-demonstrated R&D expertise in the optoelectronics industry, our engineers also have all of the required know-how to create custom LED and detector components and assemblies that meet specific requirements, in quantities from prototype to OEM volumes, with highly competitive lead times. Custom and hybrid designs may be typically produced in as few as 6-8 weeks from point of customer prototype approval.
Today, Marktech Optoelectronics is an authorized Cree Solution Provider for high brightness LEDs and materials. We also manufacture our own lines of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), and short-wave infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials.
Marktech standard product samples are available, typically with 24-hour shipment from stock, via our longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Electronics.
We are also a proudly certified Veteran-Owned Small Business, the only known U.S. optoelectronics manufacturer to have such a distinction.
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