September 28, 2011 — Lemoptix and Hamamatsu Photonics signed a long-term collaboration agreement to develop, industrialize and commercialize micro optical electro mechanical system (MOEMS) laser scanning and microprojection devices.
Lemoptix will bring its next-generation LSCAN MOEMS micromirror, a key component in its small projection optical engine MVIEW microprojection technology platforms, into Hamamatsu Photonics’s worldwide industrialization/commercialization and production capacity and experience. Hamamatsu Photonics’ MOEMS fabrication and wafer-scale assembly at its MEMS and Integral Optics facility will help develop a high-quality and mass-produced product.
The Lemoptix proprietary LSCAN MOEMS micromirror is used in microprojection, laser printing, and industrial sensor applications. MVIEW microprojection has been validated for heads-up display systems in automotive applications, and is attracting attention from mobile device makers.
Hamamatsu Photonics Solid State Division will use the collaboration to expand its MOEMS-based product line and enter a new optoelectronics segment. Hamamatsu Photonics’ sales force network will help optimize the design-in phase in the various customer projects for fast time to market.
"We look forward to seeing a new generation of Hamamatsu Photonics products based on Lemoptix technology being marketed to Hamamatsu Photonics’ broad and global client base," said Lemoptix CEO Marco Boella. Lemoptix engineers developed the technology, and made it ready for industrialization, added Hamamatsu Photonics Solid State Division Manager Koei Yamamoto. The next step was combining this product with Hamamatsu Photonics’ manufacturing skill.
Lemoptix develops next-generation micro-opto-electromechanical systems (MOEMS)-based laser scanning and microprojection technologies and products for professional and industrial applications. Learn more at www.lemoptix.com.
Hamamatsu Photonics KK (HPK) manufactures optoelectronic components and systems. Visit www.hamamatsu.com.