EPIC members in the News

German Future Prize 2007 to Osram OS and Fraunhofer IOF[ 07/12/2007 ]

The winners of the German Future Prize 2007 are Dr. Klaus Streubel and Dr. Stefan Illek from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors as well as Dr. Andreas Bräuer from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, both charter members of EPIC.

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SUSS MicroTec AG appoints new VP Strategic Business Development[ 05/12/2007 ]

SUSS MicroTec has appointed Wilfried Bair to the position of Vice President Strategic Business Development.

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TU Berlin: New Center of Excellence on „Semiconductor Nano-Photonics“[ 29/11/2007 ]

Grant by National Science Foundation of Germany enforces Berlins position as German focal point of research on novel optoelectronic devices & nanostructures

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nLIGHT ACQUIRES LIEKKI[ 08/10/2007 ]

Diode laser company will expand product offering with leading fiber products from LIEKKI.

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AIXTRON acquires Nanoinstruments Ltd.[ 08/10/2007 ]

Product Portfolio now expanded to Carbon Nanotubes and other Nanomaterials

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Sumitomo Completes Acquisition of Cambridge Display Technology[ 20/09/2007 ]

Sumitomo Chemical Company Completes Acquisition of Cambridge Display Technology for $12 per Share

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Commission authorises two French R&D aid projects totalling €119 million[ 13/09/2007 ]

The EC has decided not to raise any objections regarding the financial aid to be provided by the French Industrial Innovation Agency to two research and development programmes.

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AIXTRON becomes first foreign guest member of the China SSL Alliance[ 24/08/2007 ]


AIXTRON received this accolade because of its expertise in the field: not only for its outstanding MOCVD technology but also for its long time efforts in the Solid State Lighting (SSL) business.

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IQE Global wireless strategy drives IQE to operational profitability[ 22/08/2007 ]


IQE, the leading global supplier of advanced wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry, announces its Interim Results for the half year ended 30 June 2007.

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Interim Report Obducat Jan.- June 2007[ 03/08/2007 ]


Obducat wins further HVM order
Sales for the period were SEK 17.2 (20.4) million, Gross margin stood at 53 % (61 %).
Order for a SindreTM 60 system from world leader Epistar and exclusive distributor agreement signed with Canon Marketing Japan.

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SUSS Announces 300mm SOI Bonding System[ 14/07/2007 ]


Product launch is the latest addition to the ELAN wafer bonder family
First tool shipped to leading SOI manufacturer

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State aid: Commission authorises €12.25 million of research and development aid for the SOITEC group[ 13/07/2007 ]


The European Commission has decided not to raise any objections under EU state aid rules regarding the financial aid to be provided by France to the "Bernin 2010" R&D (research and development) programme.

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Launch of the 3S PHOTONICS company[ 03/05/2007 ]


Avanex Corporation, a pioneer in intelligent photonic solutions that enable next-generation optical networks, finalised the sale of its French subsidiary, Avanex France S.A., to its director Didier Sauvage (MBO) and Global Research Company, held by Alexandre Krivine.

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INSIDE VIEW: Local thinking paves the way for taking research to market[ 02/05/2007 ]


François Salin, EOLITE Chief Operating Officer published an article on OPTICS.COM on how problematic commercializing university research can be.

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SUSS MicroTec unveils the KADETT[ 23/04/2007 ]


KADETT is a New High Accuracy Placement and Bonding System for R&D especially configured for R&D laboratories, universities and pre-production environments.

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PHOTONICS INFODAY, Brussels, 26TH APRIL, 2007[ 13/04/2007 ]

Call 2 of the ICT programme includes research in the area of photonics components and subsystems . The Call is expected to open on 15 May 2007 and to close on 9 October 2007.

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Quantel acquires Nuvonyx Europe[ 13/04/2007 ]

Quantel acquires a 100% of Nuvonyx Europe, a subsidiary of the US company ICx.

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Commission unveils its vision for the future of the European Research Area[ 05/04/2007 ]

Today the European Commission is putting forward its ideas for a European research area that makes the most of Europe's knowledge potential.

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Photoluminescence mapping system installed at Philips[ 05/04/2007 ]

Nanometrics Inc. announced the installation of its VerteX photoluminescence mapping system at the Philips Electronics Microsystems Plaza (MiPlaza) R&D Facilities in Eindhoven. The Vertex will be shared by all users of the MiPlaza facility, including the optoelectronics foundry company, Cedova.

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TU Berlin Adds AIXTRON Thomas Swan Reactor[ 03/04/2007 ]

AIXTRON AG announced today that the Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Solid State Physics, has placed an order for a Thomas Swan epitaxial growth system.

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POWERLASE and University of Central Florida Achieve World’s First in Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL) Sources[ 06/03/2007 ]

Multiple modular lasers used for the first time ever in EUV source generation to increase power scalability

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ASML sets two new lithography milestones at SPIE[ 06/03/2007 ]

ASML Holding NV (The Netherlands) will present record imaging results for immersion and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technologies during SPIE Microlithography 2007.

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Double Patterning and Double Exposure: Nikon, CEA-Leti to Partner[ 06/03/2007 ]

Nikon Corporation announced a Joint Development Program with CEA-Leti, the European microelectronics research center focused on optical lithography development for post 45-nm technology.

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Obducat successfully launches revolutionary new NIL system for mass production[ 15/02/2007 ]


Obducat introduced Sindre™, its High Volume Manufacturing system for Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) to an audience numbering more than 200 specially invited guests, shareholders, industrial partners, users and the press.

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SUSS Bonders Selected for MEMS Research Lab in Mexico[ 15/02/2007 ]


SUSS MicroTec, a leading supplier of precision manufacturing and test equipment for the semiconductor and emerging markets announced today that the University of Juarez (UACJ), Mexico has selected its advanced wafer bonding equipment for its research laboratory.

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