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Since more than 10 years the COLD group collaborates with the company Elettromare today
Sky Tech s.r.l. (La Spezia) for the development of CCD controllers. Important example of
this collaboration and know-how transfer has been the realization of all the CCD
controllers for the National Telescope Galileo (TNG).
From more than 5 years we collaborate with small companies (PMI) local, that are
specialized in production of hardware and software of high technological content. Between
these companies we wish to cite HITEC 2000 (Gravina di Catania) specialized in cryogenic
systems operating under vacuum conditions and E-Service (Misterbianco) specialized in
design of miniaturized analog electronic, micro-electronics and hybrid devices.
Last but not least the group collaborate with ST Microelectronics to search innovative
detectors suitable for astronomical applications that require technology breakthrough.