CMOS Silicon Photomultipliers new

Application domain(s)

  • E-Health

Area(s) of expertise

  • Facilities & Labs
  • Imagers & Radiation Sensors
  • MEMS & Microsystems


The silicon photomultiplier is a single-photon light sensor with characteristics similar to a photomultiplier tube but with the advantages of a solid-state device (compactness, ruggedness, cost…). FBK has developed different implementations, according to the application, which are at different TRL stages.









Device for Radiation Detection

Advantages & Applications

  • Biomedical
  • Physics experiments
  • Analytical instrumentation
  • Full custom technology optimized for a specific application


Main parameters optimized:

  • peak sensitivity (Green, UV, VUV)
  • dynamic range (400 to 40000 SPADs/mm2)
  • layout (1×1 to 10x10mm2)
  • array configuration (different bonding schemes with high fill factor)


  • TRL 5 – technology validated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case
  • Several patents pending


  • Reference person: Matteo Perenzoni
    Tel. 0461314533
    e-mail: [email protected]

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