ROFIN provides CO2, solid-state, fiber and diode lasers, all of the decisive key technologies and covers the entire spectrum of industrial lasers. The product portfolio ranges from industry standard laser beam sources to compact all-in-one system solutions. The application areas for ROFIN lasers are as broad as the product range. ROFIN lasers are used for production in automotive industry, aircraft construction, machine tool industry, manufacturing of electronics and semiconductors, in photovoltaics and also in jewellery design as well as medical device technology. www.rofin.com
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ISLA: Integrated disruptive components for 2µ fiber lasers
UV-Marking: Development of New UV Laser for Customization at Industrial Level Through High Quality Marking on Different Materials
RP Photonics Consulting offers technical consulting services and software for the photonics industry worldwide. Customers are e.g. manufacturers of optical components or laser systems, users of optical technology and optoelectronic equipment, and high-tech investors. The consulting covers a wide range of technical areas such as lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, ultrashort pulses, fiber optics, thin-film optics, and noise in optics. www.rp-photonics.com
SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business is a leading, global supplier of engineering thermoplastics with an 80-year history of breakthrough solutions that solve its customers’ most pressing challenges. Today, Innovative Plastics is a multi-billion-dollar company with operations in more than 35 countries and approximately 9,000 employees worldwide. The company continues to lead the plastics industry with customer collaboration and continued investments in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technologies, and environmentally responsible solutions that serve diverse markets such as Healthcare, Transportation, Automotive, Electrical, Lighting and Consumer Electronics. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film, and sheet. Innovative Plastics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC). www.sabic-ip.com
The SAES Group is a world leader in a variety of scientific and industrial applications where high/ultra-high vacuum conditions or pure metal vapors or ultra-pure gases are required. Starting in 2004 the Group has expanded its business into knowledge-intensive materials markets, in particular the market of NiTiNOL, whose super elastic properties are applied to medical devices while shape memory properties are applied in industrial and consumer electronics applications. For more than 70 years, our technology has been supporting innovation in the following sectors: i Information and Displays industry, ii Lamp industry, iii Vacuum and Ultra-high Vacuum applications, iv Vacuum tubes and electronic devices industry, v Ultra-high gas purification for Semiconductors, vi Renewable Energies area. Since 2004 our NiTi smart materials solutions have been innovating: i the Medical devices industry, ii the Consumer electronics industry, iii the Automotive industry, iv the White Goods and Domotic industries. The Group is also developing a wide range of advanced polymer-matrix composite materials for the encapsulation of OLED Displays, OLED Light Sources and other Organic Electronics and Organic Photonics devices. www.saesgroup.com
SAFC Hitech, a division of Sigma-Aldrich, provides unique high technology chemistry services that translate application understanding into tangible solutions for the global silicon semiconductor, compound semiconductor and performance materials markets. Specialties: MOCVD Precursors for high volume LED manufacture; ALD/CVD Precursors for semiconductor manufacture; Functional Thin Film Precursors; Metal Halides; Organic and Inorganic Specialties; Specialty Gases; Research and Development; Development for product scale-up; Analytical test technology development; Engineered systems for small scale to bulk chemical delivery. www.safchitech.com
Sapienza University of Romein Italy carries out the mission of contributing to the development of a society of knowledge through research, excellence and quality education as well as international cooperation. With its current 145,000 students, it is the largest university in Europe. The Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences for Engineering in Sapienza Università di Roma was born on July 2010 and it includes about 90 professors and researchers in the domains of physics, chemistry and Mathematics. Both experimental and theoretical research activities in the field of Optics and Photonics are carried out by about 30 researchers, with main topics in linear and nonlinear optics of bulk micro- and nano-structured materials, either dielectrics or semiconductors or biological matter. An important section is devoted to quantum optics with a special specialization in quantum cryptography. A more applied section of the department is engaged into the realisation of optical sensors based on plasmonic waves, light scattering, evanescent waves in waveguides, interaction between thermal and optical waves etc. www.uniroma1.it
SATRAX is to become the market leader in true-time-delay-based electronic beam-steering antenna systems (no mechanically moving parts) in the market for real-time broadband SatCom applications for high-speed vehicles. With 2 demonstrator products tested and qualified, SATRAX is ready to enter the SatCom market for 10-12 GHz, Ku-band, applications. SATRAX's product improvements and further technology development will expand communication applications in the aerospace and avionics industry. Further mobile applications will include high-speed public transport and military or civil operations in areas with poor infrastructure. www.satrax.nl
The Institute of Communication, lnformation and Perception Technologies: TeCIPhas a research area focused on optical communications. This research is carried out by around 70 people, and covers the full value chain, from component design and testing to system and network demonstration. Among the research topics we have: fiber-based sensors; all-optical signal processing, LED-based visible light optical wireless communications, systems and subsystems for access networks, coherent systems for long-haul high speed; architectures of optical communication networks. The institute has a decade-long collaboration with Ericsson R&D and the Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications: CNIT. It is active in several FP7 research projects; among them, it is coordinating COCONUT project on coherent WDM PON, and the ERC Project PHODIR, on a photonic-based radar. TeCIP recently started a group on design, realization and testing of photonic integrated circuits. www.sssup.it
See Fast Technologies designs, manufactures and sells smart high speed cameras. High speed: from 200 to 500 frames per second in full resolution, and more with ROI. Smart: an FPGA, Field Programmable Gate Array, embedded inside the camera, to authorize in real time, ultra high speed image processing ( at the camera frame rate ) The purpose of our products: To offer the possibility to achieve real time image processing during high speed shooting, in order to reduce the amount of data transmitted and to make the following possible: real time data transfer through standard interfaces like USB2 or Ethernet, achieve high speed feedback loop, long time recording on standard PC. Our engineers are specialized in: VHDL programming for FPGA, GUI (Graphical User Interface) design, design of electronic cards for images processing. With these skills, we propose, with specifications and based on our products, the following services: development and integration of custom algorithms, development of custom GUI, dedicated intelligent or smart high speed or high resolution camera design. www.seefastechnologies.com
Sensofar Metrology is a leading-edge technology company that has the highest quality standards within the field of surface metrology. Sensofar Metrology provides high-accuracy optical profilers based on interferometry and confocal techniques, from standard setups for R&D and quality inspection laboratories to complete non-contact metrology solutions for online production processes. Sensofar Metrology offers technology that enables our customers to achieve real breakthroughs, particularly in the semiconductor, precision optics, data storage, display devices, thick and thin film and material testing technology fields. The Sensofar Group headquarters is located in Barcelona, the technological heart of Spain. The Group is represented in over 20 countries through a global network partners and has its own offices in Asia, Japan and the United States. www.sensorfar.com
SensUp designs and manufactures OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer optical systems based on lasers technology. Products and applications include laser rangefinder for target’s distance measurement and laser scanning: LIDAR for obstacle detection. www.sensup-tech.com
Seren Photonics is a spin-out from the University of Sheffield. It has commercialised technology developed by Prof Tao Wang of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department and uses nano engineered structures to enhance the properties of III-Nitride materials. Seren Photonics' focus is on development and manufacture of semi-polar and non-polar Gallium Nitride (GaN) templates designed to enhance the performance of GaN LED's, lasers, VCSELs and power switches. www.serenphotonics.com
SMART Photonics, located in Eindhoven The Netherlands, offers its customers an expert team with a proven track record in III-V R&D and production. We help our customers to become successful with their products. We offer them our knowledge, experience and the environment to change their ideas into concepts and – in a minimum of time – create from those concepts released products for manufacturing. We provide those III-V foundry services in a dedicated state-of-the-art III-V ecosystem. www.smartphotonics.nl
SMT Partner relies on the 30 years industrial experience in the field of optical components and subsystems of its founder, to provide services to industry and investors. The services include:
Technology expertise in the field of optical component and subsystems
Services to build R&D projects and R&D partnership
Services for R&D funding
Services for industrial strategy, including industrial partnership or contract manufacturing
Market analysis and product roadmap
Marketing and Technology support to investors for M&A
Services to industry to build business plans and contribute to define the company strategy
Sofradir is the European leader in high performance imaging related to Defence, Space and Civil systems. Our company masters and proposes a wide range of technologies such as : QWIP, InSb, InGaAs and MCT. The MCT technology permits Sofradir to position itself as the world leader of infrared detectors using this technology. As a worldwide company, Sofradir, whose shareholders are Thales and Sagem (Safran group), brings to its customers its experience and expertise in the development of leading-edge technologies. www.sofradir.com
Soitec generates and manufactures revolutionary semiconductor materials for electronic and energy industries. Soitec is developing and manufacturing SOI: Silicon-on-Insulator materials, advanced substrates for microelectronic and CPV power plant for high irradiance countries. Soitec is an international company, with R&D and industrial manufacturing activities in France, Germany, Singapore, and the United States with headquarters in Bernin, near Grenoble, France. www.soitec.com
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Eureka Euripides : THOR: Striking technologies for Power
FP7 : NACIR: hybrid solar project
SPI Lasers, a wholly owned subsidiary of the TRUMPF group, is a designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers. Welding, cutting, marking and micro-machining operations can be carried out faster and more accurately with an SPI Laser for better reliability, less waste and improved productivity. The product portfolio covers countless application process areas across a wide range of industries including automotive, electronics and the medical device sectors. Our technology solves manufacturing problems; it moves the boundaries of what is possible, making good products better and enabling new designs. SPI sells its products globally, and has its major business operations, including research and development, and manufacturing in the UK, USA and Asia, as well as worldwide sales and customer support. www.spilasers.com
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LIFT: Leadership in Fibre Laser Technology
Acted as a subcontractor to various EU programmes
Involved with numerous collaborative programmes funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board
SQS Vlaknova Optika, established in 1994, is a manufacturer of fiber optic and optoelectronic components. SQS production is based primarily on its own R&D focused on new products development, existing products innovations and on development of special customer solutions. The company has gradually shifted to technology leaders in respective sectors also through several transfers of advanced technologies. The transfers underpin long-term cooperation with foreign partners e.g. in high-reliable optical components manufactured by the fusion technology mainly for applications in undersea telecommunications, and in the field of optoelectronic components production for applications in multimedia optical networks installed in high-class automobiles. SQS optoelectronic production is based on standard semiconductor manufacturing processes for packaging components in the form of chips on the wafer level. Rich experience in semiconductor manufacturing has become the base for the latest SQS activities in the production of LED light sources (light engines) in the form of hybrid integrated circuits. www.sqs-fiber.cz
STMicroelectronics is a global semiconductor supplier, the largest European semiconductor company. STMicroelectronics 2012 sales revenues have been 8.49 B$. ST has approximately 48,000 employees worldwide of whom 11,000 people are involved in technology, design, product & system R&D in 7 main technology R&D Centers and 39 Design Centers with a total portfolio of 20,000 patents. ST Microelectronics has 12 manufacturing sites with 78 sales offices in 36 countries and is listed in the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris and Borsa Italiana of Milano. www.st.com
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ST is involved in many R&D European funded programs through different EU organizations: CATRENE, ENIAC..
ST is interested in R&D project promoted by EPIC. ST has significant experience as Project Leaders, Mentors and Reviewers. In particular for the " Silicon Photonics" technology and its applications we are already inside 2 FP7 programs:
Plat4M: Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing
Fabulous: FDMA Access By Using Low-cost Optical network Units in Silicon photonics
PLACYD: Directed Self Assembly (DSA) Lithography
SUSS MicroOptics is a manufacturer for high-quality refractive and diffractive micro-optics in 200mm: 8’’ wafer technology, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. SUSS MicroOptics meets highest demands as required for applications in photolithography, optical networking, laser, medical and metrology. In 2013 SUSS MicroOptics moved to a new cleanroom facility: class 100/1000. SUSS MicroOptics is ISO9001:2008 qualified and SGS attested. www.suss.ch
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ACTMOST: Access to Micro-Optics Expertise, Services and Technologies
JEMSIP_3D: Joint Equipment & Materials for System-in-Package and 3D Integration
NEMO: Network of Excellence for Micro-Optics
WALORI: WAfer Level Optic solution foR compact CMOS Imager
SWISSPHOTONICS serves as a network for a common vision and growth of the photonics industry in Switzerland. It is the declared goal of SWISSPHOTONICS to promote the competitiveness of its members through the support of the innovation forces. www.swissphotonics.net
SWISSPHOTONICS serves the full field of photonics, including material processing with a laser beam, photonic manufacturing, optical input/output: imaging and photonic life science, optical communication, photovoltaics and lighting.
SWISSPHOTONICS serves companies, research facilities, and universities in the field of photonics from basic science over applied science, technology development, manufacturing and selling of photonic components and applications.
SWISSPHOTONICS supports networking within Switzerland and establishes contacts within Europe, especially to the European technology platform Photonics21.
Tampere University of Technology: TUT operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and business life. The Optoelectronics Research Centre: ORC at Tampere University of Technology, founded in 2000, is the research center in optoelectronics and photonics in Finland. High-quality fundamental and applied research is carried out in five research groups: semiconductor technology, ultrafast and intense optics, nanophotonics, few cycle optics and surface science. Having played a seminal role in the formation of several high-profile spin-off companies, ORC has close ties with the industry and provides services for business such as processing and characterization of nanophotonic components. www.tut.fi/orc
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RAMPLAS: Silicon-based, integrated Optical RAM enabling High-Speed Applications in Computing and Communications
LIFT: Leadership In Fiber Technology
TE Connectivity is a technology leader in the world’s fastest growing markets, helping connect power, data and signal in everything from automotive and aerospace to broadband communications, consumer, energy and industrial applications. By helping our customers meet the need for greater energy efficiency, ever-increasing productivity and faster, more reliable data, TE’s market-defining technologies and engineering expertise is setting the pace for the future of connectivity. www.te.com
The TECHNOSPARK Nanotech Center was established in 2012 under the auspices of the consortium of scientific and research institutes, continuing centers of shared use, scientific and educational centers, and educational institutions of the town of Troitsk: New Moscow. The implementation in Troitsk was conditioned by the high concentration in the town of large research centers in the sphere of laser technology, superhard and new carbon materials, spectroscopy and nuclear physics. Now, science-based experimental and small series productions of nanotech products exist and develop using the auspices and in the experimental and production facilities of scientific and research institutes. Technospark has its own brand new facilities for startups development and production and is a heart of the most fast-growing technopark in Russia. www.technospark.ru