Marktech Optoelectronics, located in Latham, New York, just outside of Albany, was established in 1985 as an engineering, design, and testing facility with strategic relationships with some of the leading manufacturers of optoelectronic components.
With founding members coming from National Semiconductors’ optoelectronic division, Marktech’s business model was predicated on the assumption that LEDs and other opto devices were intrinsically different from silicon-based components. When the customer designs a component or 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 direct second sources. An LED, IR emitter, or display can have different wavelengths, power outputs, lead frames, forward voltages, and many other characteristics. They can also react differently when exposed to harsh environments. These distinctions are why Marktech offers services not generally provided by other optoelectronic distributors.
From the beginning, Marktech has worked with test equipment manufacturers to focus on optical characteristics such as wavelength sorting and power output binning. Their team of skilled engineers and technicians are able to test for all electrical and optical characteristics in a timely manner and also examine all optical components from the die level up. With years of expertise in the optoelectronics industry, our engineers can even create custom LED and detector components and assemblies to meet your specific requirements. This unique engineering and testing expertise is one reason that Marktech was appointed as the Exclusive Value-Added Distributor for Toshiba America in the early 1990s.
Today, Marktech is a Cree Solution Provider for high brightness LEDs and materials. They also manufacture there own line of visible and IR sensors, photo detectors, and InP epiwafers.