Marktech Optoelectronics Introduces Its SERIES 4 Photodiode Process

The Marktech Optoelectronics SERIES 4 Photodiode Process is specifically designed for use @365 nm (.22A/W) or in Blue/Green applications requiring very high sensitivity, low noise and long-term stability against UV and Gamma Radiation

Marktech Optoelectronics SERIES 4 Photodiode Process
SERIES 4 Photodiode Process

Latham, New York , January 16, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, has announced its new SERIES 4 photodiode process. The SERIES 4 photodiode process was specifically designed for use @365 nm (.22A/W) or in Blue/Green applications requiring very high sensitivity, low noise and long-term stability against UV and Gamma Radiation.

These photodiodes are well suited for measurements in photometry or in analytical systems as well as for fluorescence measurements. In addition to measurements in the optimized blue and UV spectral range the photodiode can be used for measurements in the entire wavelength range between 300 nm and 1100 nm. Currently available from stock in two sizes 1.2mm² or 7.5mm² in hermetic packages, this process can also be used in our other standard sizes or can be made custom to optimize your application.

Please Visit Marktech Optoelectronics at Photonics West Booth Number 221. January 27 – February 1, 2018, at The Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA. For more information on Marktech’s SERIES 4 photodiode
process, please visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech:
Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

So, tell us: What do you want to build?
Bring Marktech your idea; we can manage the entire process for you, from design to prototype, from testing to production and QA. www.marktechopto.com

UV Curing Module

Marktech Optoelectronics UV Curing Module
UV Curing Module

The QuickCure™ QC250 UV Curing Module was developed for the machine designer tasked with upgrading traditional UV bulb-curing systems to a more reliable UV-LED platform. The QC250 UV Curing Module features an array of 100 high power UV LEDs configured into a 1 inch x 1 inch board space and produces upwards of 19.2 W/ cm2 at the ink curing surface.

The QC250 curing board and controllers allow for quick conversion to LED technology where the benefits for curing inks, coatings and adhesives can be immediately realized. This high reliability, multi function board system gives a designer flexibility to keep their expertise in machine design and cooling in house, a combination that produces a much faster, customizable and more affordable solution for their customer base.

Benefits of UV LEDs in Curing
You have seen the future of UV curing and it involves the use of LEDs. Here are some of the important advantages of UV LED generated light.

  • Utilizes much less power than conventional light fixtures
  • Instant on/off with no detrimental impact on the life and radiance of the UV LED.
  • Targeted wavelength for precise curing applications
  • Long lifetimes even at high irradiance
  • One sided light, no need for shutters or reflectors on the backside of the light
  • Mercury-free, no ozone creation
  • Heat directed away from target.

Read more about the QC250 modular system at www.marktechopto.com/QC250

Marktech Announces Custom Reticle Capabilities

One of the first optoelectronics companies
to offer a 10-micron red dot reticle

April 27, 2017

Marktech Optoelectronics Custom Reticle Capabilities
Custom Reticle Capabilities

LATHAM, NEW YORK… Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, has announced their new custom reticle capabilities. This display technology is used in applications, which include rifle scopes, binoculars, cameras, and range finders. All of Marktech’s reticles include precise illumination for low-light environments and are highly customizable based on customer specifications.

Reticle: A series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of a sighting device used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.

The company has also introduced one of the first 10-micron red dot chips available on the market today. “For shorter distances, a standard 50- to 80-micron red dot is probably fine,” explains Vincent Forte, Marktech’s chief technology officer, “but for longer distances, a 10-micron red dot is preferred; the smaller the dot, the more accurate the device.”

Marktech can design and manufacture a red dot and/or reticle in nearly any shape, size, or configuration, and this unique customization capability gives them an advantage in the industry. “We have the ability to create a reticle and/or red dot in conjunction with a 7-segment numeric or alphanumeric display and/or a 15 to 20-micron crosshair segment,” notes Forte. “We can assemble the die into any type of standard or custom package or chip-on-board [COB] assembly. We can even custom-design a reticle to have the segment and dot independently driven, which is quite unique in the industry.”

Devices that typically use red dots and reticles include telescopes, telescopic rifle sights, microscopes, cameras, binoculars, and other types of instrumentation. Range finders typically use a red dot and reticle in conjunction with an Avalanche photodiode (APD) as the detector, also available from Marktech. The industries most often using reticles and red dots are military, technology, recreation, or anywhere that needs a microscopic illumination source. For more information on Marktech’s custom reticle capabilities, visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech:
Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

So tell us: What do you want to build?

Bring Marktech your idea; we can manage the entire process for you, from design to prototype, from testing to production and QA. www.marktechopto.com

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Marktech Optoelectronics and Digi-Key Now Offer Custom-Made Photodetectors

Custom-Made Photodetectors - Marktech Optoelectronics
Custom-Made Photodetectors

Marktech Optoelectronics has teamed up with Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, to offer the ability to obtain custom-made photodetectors specifically designed and optimized to meet customer specifications.

The custom-made photodetectors can be made from any of the following Marktech product lines: silicon photovoltaic or photoconductive photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes, phototransistors, or InGaAs PIN photodiodes. Custom device packaging is also available, either to customer specifications or recommended by Marktech to best suit the customer’s application.

“Marktech’s specialty has been in the design, testing, and manufacturing of custom detectors, emitters, and assemblies,” said Mark Campito, CEO at Marktech Optoelectronics. “Partnering up with Digi-Key allows us to connect with a broad range of designers that normally wouldn’t be aware that these services are available to them, to offer the market high-quality custom-made photodetectors.”

By simply filling in the form located at digikey.com or on the Marktech Optoelectronics custom detector webpage, circuit designers will now have a quick, easy way to obtain a device that is optimized for their application and mechanical design.

“As applications for photodetectors get more varied and complex, there is a need for our customers to design in components with tight specifications,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductors at Digi-Key. “Having an option to obtain Marktech’s custom detectors through Digi-Key will make it easier for the design engineer and speed up the product development cycle.”

For more information, visit the Marktech Supplier Center page on the Digi-Key website or visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech Optoelectronics

Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting www.digikey.com.

Marktech Offers Extensive Lineup of Standard SWIR LED Emitters in a Variety of Packaging Options

Marktech Optoelectronics SWIR LED emitters
SWIR LED emitters

Marktech, a premier optoelectronic manufacturer, offers an extensive lineup of standard short wave infrared, or SWIR LED emitters in a variety of packaging options. Products in this family range from 1020nm to 1720nm with operating currents from 20mA to 350mA and can be additionally sorted for specific wavelength or power requirements.

Infrared LEDs are used for a variety of applications including optical sensors and switches, medical bioflorescence equipment, and visual inspection systems. TO-5, 18, 39, and 46 metal can packaging can be customized to include up to 7 LED die in single or multiple wavelength configurations.

SWIR LED emitters require specialized optical detectors as standard silicon detectors have a maximum sensitivity limit of approximately 1100nm.

Marktech also produces a line of InGaAs detectors that are optimized for sensing light in the SWIR range. These detectors can be obtained as an individual discrete component or combined with a silicon sensor to cover the complete spectrum of light from the visible to the SWIR range. Emission and detection can be customized as well into a single multichip package, which may or may not include additional TE cooling options.

Typical Industries Served:
Medical, security, military, communications, industrial, and agriculture

Common Applications:
Bioflorescence and blood chemistry analysis, night vision, safety equipment, currency validation, fiber optics, and inspection systems

See more near-IR emitter products and information by clicking here.

About Marktech:Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

 

Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials

A Brief Summary of Part One in a Six-Part Series on Customization

>> Download a PDF of the comprehensive version of the “Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials” article.

Utilizing our 30 years of experience in optoelectronics, Marktech’s customization process focuses on customer needs and applications. Instead of using standardized–but perhaps non-optimized–parts, Marktech allows advantageous custom product variations to enhance your product design.

Custom packaging and electrical sorting of products offer further differentiation. Marktech provides the designer with insights concerning custom variations–variations that optimize electrical, optical, and thermal characteristics–without the need for large volume commitments.

To solve your needs, Marktech engineers will discuss with you:

  • Application needs specific to your project
  • Optimization recommendations for component and assembly packaging, technology, and thermal and electrical parameters
  • Manufacturing of dedicated end-products in support of your specifications and needs for Optoelectronic Emitter Materials

An in-depth look at custom emitter materials

In this first installment in our six-part series on Marktech’s customization capabilities, we focus on optoelectronic emitter materials, materials typically intended for mating with compatible (and possibly customized) detectors. This article will discuss in-depth topics such as:

  • LED drive current and temperature
  • Types of die attach and wire bonding techniques for chip mounting
  • Illumination patterns and output
  • Specific examples of unique emitter products and how Marktech created a customized solution

>> Download a PDF of the comprehensive version of the “Customization of Optoelectronic Emitter Materials” article.

Related links

>> Visit Digikey for a listing of select Marktech emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short-wave infrared (SWIR).

>> View a full listing of Marktech emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short-wave infrared (SWIR).

>> To learn more about Marktech, optoelectronic emitters, or our start-to-finish customization capabilities, visit our website at www.marktechopto.com.

 

A Brief Introduction to Customization

A Brief Introduction to Customization
The First in a Six-Part Series

INTRO:

This introduction is the first installation in a six-part series focused on how Marktech does optoelectronic customization–both emitter and detector components and assemblies that are specifically designed for your application. The series will include in-depth analysis of materials, packaging, and testing based on our 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field.

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Customization: To make or alter individual specifications or preferences.

Marktech’s definition of customization: The process of learning about your application and making recommendations on how to optimize your opto component or assembly performance, resulting in the manufacture of an end-product to your exact specifications…without production volume requirements.
This introduction to how Marktech does optoelectronic customization is the first installation in a six-part series focused on both emitter and detector components and assemblies that are specifically designed for your application. The series will include in-depth analysis of materials, packaging, and testing based on our 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field.

Our goal with this series is to provide design engineers with details concerning customized components and assemblies, such as physical constraints and how to optimize electrical, optical, and thermal characteristics.

Our upcoming series topics will be as follows:

Part 1: Custom emission materials

Does die on membraneyour application require tight binning? In this post, we will explore how specific wavelengths can optimize your product’s performance. We will explain how your choice of chip and other factors, including how you drive the component, will affect degradation and the lifetime of your product. What chip mounting options are best-suited for your application? This post will cover wire bonding techniques, die attach (eutectic or conductive paste), illumination patterns, and output. A complete listing of emitter chips ranging from deep UV to the visible range to near-infrared and short wave infrared (SWIR) also will be discussed in detail. Or you can visit our online Product Selector Guide now.

 

Part 2: Custom detection materials

The custom design of the detector chip is a capability unique to Marktech. In this post, we will cover the custom materials that we use in our silicon detectors, including PIN photodiodes, photodiode arrays, Avalanche photodiodes, and other detector products. We’ll review your options to customize either N-type, P-type, or epi-materials to optimize chip design, meeting or exceeding your specifications for characteristics like minimum reflection, low-dark current, minimum series resistance, low capacitance, fast response, and low crosstalk. Learn more about custom detection materials from Marktech >>

 

Part 3: Packaging

Once you have chosen the chip, the packaging criteria comes into play next. You need to define what important criteria are needed, for example, space constraints. Packaging options include SMD (surface mount devices), COB (chip on board), through-hole devices, and TO-cans, including multi-chips, which may contain both emitter and detector chips.

Depending on your choice of chip and package, the experts at Marktech will ascertain what conditions you may be dealing with, such as heat dissipation and electromagnetic interference. In this post, we also will explore lensing options to modify radiation patterns, such as wide or narrow viewing angles, or custom illumination patterns. Learn more about our custom packaging capabilities >>

 

Part 4: Custom Assemblies

Does your application require multiple chips, either for emission or detection or both? What is the best material for your assembly: FR-4 to ceramic, flex, or metal core? Depending on your application, our custom design engineers will help you determine how many chips are required based on output and drive conditions. At Marktech, we have completed assemblies ranging from two chips to 140, however, there are no restrictions on the number of chips we can mount. Learn more about custom assemblies >>

 

Part 5: Design, Testing, and Binning

Not only can Marktech test for all optical and electrical parameters on both emission and detector components, materials, and assemblies, we also offer unique testing capabilities on detectors including spectral response up to 3000nm, quantum efficiency up to 3000nm, shunt resistance, dark current, and capacitance. On the emission side, we can offer complete testing on UV down to 250nm and up to 2600nm on SWIR devices.

Part 5 in the series will cover all of our services in design, testing, binning, and quality control. We will share details about our 10-step design and test process, which ensures that we tailor services around your specific needs and make recommendations to ensure your device is performing as intended. Learn more about Marktech’s testing and engineering services >>

 

Part 6: Getting Started   

Part 6 in the series will be a wrap-up summary of Parts 1 through 5 and will highlight the next steps to take if you are interested in pursuing a custom device, beginning with initial discussions with one of our application engineers. We will discuss the various steps to bring your idea from concept to prototype to finished component or assembly. Or if you are ready to get started now, contact us today!

Marktech Exhibiting at Photonics West & BiOS Expo

Marktech Exhibiting at Photonics West
Marktech Exhibiting at Photonics West

Marktech Optoelectronics to Showcase Custom Product Capabilities at Photonics West & BiOS Expo

One of the only companies in the U.S. offering custom optoelectronics for small or large production runs

January 9, 2017

LATHAM, NEW YORK…Marktech Optoelectronics will highlight their custom emitter and detector capabilities at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from January 31 through February 2, 2017. Marktech will also exhibit at the healthcare-focused BiOS Expo on January 28 and 29 in the same location.

“Marktech is one of the few manufacturers in the U.S. that can create custom optoelectronics, in large quantities or small,” notes Mark Campito, the company’s CEO. “We can place our detector and/or emitter die in a variety of packages–from metal can and standard 3mm and 5mm plastic packages to surface-mount–to create virtually any custom package assembly,” Campito continues.

These customization capabilities are made possible in large part by Marktech’s on-staff team of engineers who work with clients from product prototype all the way through to manufacture.

Vincent Forte, Marktech’s chief technology officer explains: “Whether your idea will be an LED emitter such as machine vision or illumination, or includes an LED sensor, Marktech’s team of experts will partner with you to create a custom component or assembly to meet your exact specifications.”

Visit www.marktech.com to learn more about Marktech’s custom design and manufacturing capabilities.

In addition to Marktech’s custom detectors and emitters, the company will spotlight their wide range of standard products including SWIR InGaAs 1.0-2.6 μm PIN photo detectors, UV emitters and detectors, SWIR emitters, and materials from 280-1720nm featuring Cree chips. View Marktech’s Product Selector Guide to learn more.

 

Marktech will be located at Photonics West booth 641, and at BiOS show booth 8510.

Marktech Introduces High-Reliability Packaging Featuring Cree Chips

Marktech can package Cree LED die into custom components and assemblies

November 15, 2016

Latham, New YorkMarktech Optoelectronics, a leading supplier of visible, infrared, and SWIR LED products, introduces its latest series of high-reliability metal can packages, which incorporate Cree’s robust LED die. Cree combines highly efficient InGaN materials with proprietary substrates to deliver superior performance for high-intensity LEDs. Marktech’s metal can packages, offered in different heights and lensing options, are available for single or multichip die configurations, depending on the application needs.

This series of hermetically sealed TO-5, TO-18, TO-39, and TO-46 packages are offered in flat or dome lensed options. The high lumen output of the Cree die, combined with Marktech’s precise die centering capabilities, make these LEDs ideal for illumination in machine vision, scanning, and medical inspection equipment.

“The die that Cree manufactures–available in a number of chip sizes, wavelengths, and power outputs–are extremely stable at low or high currents, allowing manufacturers a range of choices for applications requiring high-reliability and hermeticity,” says Steve Hubert, Marktech’s manager for Cree products.

Precise die centering within packaging is a key component to critical illumination, machine vision, and scanning applications. As illuminated surfaces continue to decrease in size, accurate detection of the scanned area relies on the correct light position.

Marktech’s series of high-reliability metal can packages, offered in blue, green, white, and amber colors, boasts high lumen output and efficiency and can be customized into single or multi-wave LEDs, light arrays, or miniature light rings.

Marktech will be displaying LED die products, packaged components, and chip arrays at the upcoming Electronica in Munich, Germany from Nov. 8 through Nov. 11, 2016 at Hall A3, Booth 518, and at the Photonics West show held in San Francisco from Jan. 28 through Feb. 2, 2017 at booth 641. Please visit us at these shows, or for more information regarding Cree LED die in chip or packaged form, please contact Marktech’s technical staff at www.marktechopto.com.

About Marktech:
Now celebrating its thirtieth year, Marktech Optoelectronics is a manufacturer of both emitter and detector sensors.  Marktech maintains an onsite engineering and design team with years of experience in applications and product design. The company’s only business is optoelectronics, and they take pride in their support capabilities, which features a lab containing state-of-the-art test equipment, allowing Marktech to test and validate for all optical and electrical parameters. In addition to their sensor line, Marktech is a Cree Solutions Provider for their line of high-brightness LEDs and materials.

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Marktech Optoelectronics Offers Hard-to-Find Extended Wavelength Emitters

More applications being developed for short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, but few manufacturers supply this range. Marktech Introduces Hard-to-Find Extended Wavelength Emitters

November 1, 2016

LATHAM, NEW YORK… The market for short wavelength infrared (SWIR) devices is growing rapidly as the variety of applications grows. For example, SWIR can be used in biofluorescence and blood chemistry analysis in a medical setting. It is also used for night vision technology, security equipment, anti-counterfeiting currency validation, fiber optics, produce inspection systems, and more.

Solutions for your SWIR Application

Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based is one of only a handful of manufacturers that supply emitters in the extended wavelength or SWIR range. Marktech’s Extended Wavelength Emitters standard product offering includes both through-hole and surface mount packages with wavelengths from 1050 nm to 1720 nm and operating currents ranging from 20mA to 350mA for high-power applications. Higher wavelength ranges up to 3000 nm are available in specific package types.

The Marktech extended wavelength standard SWIR package offerings include:

  • TO-46 flat
  • TO-46 lens
  • TOPLED PLCC4
  • SMD 1206
  • SMD 1206 Lens
  • SMD high-power black

These Extended Wavelength Emitters, or SWIR emitters, complement Marktech’s other emitter products, ranging from deep UV 280nm to 1720nm shortwave infrared.  Visit DigiKey.com to order Marktech’s standard SWIR emitters.

Custom Extended Wavelength Emitters – Options

In addition, Marktech offers cost-effective custom design, packaging, and hybridization of all of their LEDs.

“If you require above 3000nm, which is more in the MWIR [mid-wavelength infrared] range, Marktech has a team of experienced engineers who are happy to work with you to develop a custom wafer or die that meets your specific application needs,” notes Vincent Forte, CTO of Marktech Optoelectronics.

>> Learn more about Marktech’s custom design and test services.

Specialized Detectors for SWIR

The SWIR wavelength range requires specialized optical detectors as standard silicon detectors have a maximum sensitivity limit of approximately 1100nm. Marktech produces a line of InGaAs detectors that are optimized for sensing light in the SWIR wavelength range. These detectors can be obtained as an individual, discrete component, or they can be combined with a silicon sensor to cover the complete spectrum of light from the visible to the SWIR range. Marktech also offers the option to custom-produce multi-element devices with emitter and detector chips in the same package.

The Marktech lineup of detectors includes a large assortment of products ranging from 280nm to 2.6um including specialty photodetectors (GaP Schottky), silicon photo transistors, InGaAs PIN photodiodes, silicon Avalanche photodiodes, and standard silicon photodiodes.

View Marktech’s Product Selector Guide to learn more about their emitter and detector products.

About Marktech:
Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.

 

So tell us: What do you want to build?

Bring Marktech your idea; we can manage the entire process for you, from design to prototype, from testing to production and QA. www.marktechopto.com

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