News

May 2019

PRESS RELEASE

 

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“Dr. Thomas Hessler brings over 20 years of experience in executive management in the high-tech B2B environment, namely photonics and sensor. After obtaining his PhD in applied optics, he started a corporate venture, leading to Axetris AG, and developed the company to a market leader for micro-optics, optical gas sensing components and specialty MEMS foundry services with applications in the automotive, medical, analytical and industrial space.”

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May 2019

TOP 100 votation

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January 2019

FORBES ARTICLE

We are glad that FORBES magazine said so!

“The fourth industrial revolution is underway, with LIGENTEC”

 

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” How is silicon nitride a breakthrough for integrated circuits manufacturers? Dr. Michael Zervas enlightens us: “This material allows us to create chips of unprecedented thickness. When we use photons, which mean light, loss of propagation is 10 times less important with silicon nitride than with other materials. We can then miniaturize a lot of optical components and integrate them on a chip of the size of a fingertip, which is 5 times smaller than stantard integrated circuits.” This highly innovative work, provided by a team of 12 people today, has been recognized by its peers, winning this year’s Photonic Integrated Circuits Platform award at the PIC International Conference. This award recognizes advances in the development and application of key material systems driving today’s photonic integrated circuits and providing a stepping stone to future devices.”

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December 2018

PIC MAGAZINE COVER

“Award winning PIC innovation from LIGENTEC”

 

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” As Geiselmann explained, the laboratory was developing integrated platforms with high quality resonators for nonlinear photonic applications including frequency comb generation prior to LIGENTEC’s formation. Geiselmann said these platforms started to attract a lot of interest for use in a variety of applications, so the co-founders decided to investigate the possibility of scaling up the process to make it commercially viable and offer it to researchers and the wider commercial photonics industry. He added that making the leap from lab to fab was made possible thanks to substantial commitment from Dr. Michael Zervas, another LIGENTEC cofounder, who brought his experience from Oerlikon, IBM and Intel to the Swiss startup. These abilities proved crucial in addressing commercial requirements and grappling with the many requirements new companies have to meet once they begin offering products and process solutions to commercial enterprises”

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