Scintil Photonics raises €13.5M in second round financing led by Robert Bosch Venture Capital
- Published on 24 June 2022
Scintil Photonics, a supplier of advanced silicon photonic integrated circuits with monolithically integrated lasers and optical amplifiers, today announces it has secured €13.5M ($14.4M) in second round funding. Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) led the round, with historic shareholders Innovacom, Supernova Invest and Bpifrance, through its Digital Venture fund, reinvesting to bring the company’s total funding to €17.5M ($18.8M), to date.
Metalenz and STMicroelectronics Partnership on optical metasurface technology
- Published on 15 June 2022
Metalenz metasurfaces are now on the market through its partnership with STMicroelectronics, marking the introduction of this revolutionary optical technology in real-world devices
Pushing electroluminescence of nanocrystals beyond telecom wavelengths
- Published on 07 June 2022
Nanocrystals are semiconductor nanoparticles with size tunable optical features. They are now mature enough to be integrated as light sources in displays. In such devices, nanocrystals can be optically excited and used as a light down converter to generate green and red light from a blue light emitting diode (LED) made of InGaN. A more complicated challenge is the use of nanocrystals as active material for LED where they have to be both optically and electrically active. Since the early 2000s, such nanocrystal-based LEDs have been demonstrated in the visible and near infrared range. However, up to now, there are no reports of nanocrystal-based electroluminescence above 1.7 µm. This spectral range corresponds to a technological gap. Indeed, up to telecom wavelengths (1.55 µm) quantum well technologies based on III-V materials provide an efficient and powerful light source, and above 4 µm the quantum cascade laser is now well established. In the middle, only a few systems can be used. A consortium of researchers in Paris has explored the potential of HgTe nanocrystals for electroluminescence above 2 µm.
Solution mots croisés numéro 113
- Published on 24 May 2022
Epic CEO Award 2022 : Reinhard Voelkel
- Published on 27 April 2022
A Celebration of sustainable growth focused on the excellence of micro-optics
7 April 2022 - The European Photonics Industry Consortium is delighted to announce that the winner of the EPIC CEO Award 2022 is Reinhard Voelkel, CEO of SUSS MicroOptics.
Nicoletta Casanova joins EPIC Board of Directors
- Published on 25 April 2022
During the Annual General Meeting 2022 celebrated in Vilnius, Lithuania, the European Photonics Industry Consortium announced its new board member: Nicoletta Casanova, CEO and President of FEMTOprint.
Rapprochement entre ECA Group et iXblue : émergence d’un champion technologique français
- Published on 18 March 2022
Solution mots croisés numéro 112
- Published on 28 February 2022
Ulrike Helfferich joins EPIC as Chief Operating Officer
- Published on 23 February 2022
EPIC strengthens its team by appointing Ulrike Helfferich as Chief Operating Officer, to supervise daily business operations lead, key initiatives, and implement organisation-wide strategies. EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium has become the world-largest photonics industry association, with more than 760 members within the last few years. To address the needs of the growing membership, Ulrike brings over 30 years of experience and deep knowledge of the photonic market, which will reinforce the robust systems and processes of the organization. "What I found most compelling about EPIC was its undisputed influence in the photonics sector,” said Helfferich. “EPIC brings together the entire value chain to enable new business opportunities and creates collaborative bonds to facilitate technological innovation something that is truly mission-critical for the members and European industry. I’m looking forward to helping take the organisation to the next level in its leadership.”
Up to 3M€ funding opportunity to implement free-form micro-optical components
- Published on 03 February 2022
The PHABULOuS Pilot Line, a European acceleration program, is hosting an Open Call for participation in the Demonstrator Program
To advance Europe’s competitiveness and support advanced technical developments, the European Commission is providing €3 million of funding to early adopters of the PHABULOuS Pilot Line Services for the implementation and integration of free-form micro-optical components.