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PHIX CEO Albert Hasper welcomes you to 2024

PHIX CEO Albert Hasper welcomes you to 2024

PHIX CEO Albert Hasper reflects on 2023 and looks ahead into 2024 2023 was a year in which our integrated photonics industry accelerated further. Many of our customers were scaling up their volumes from single digits towards prototype series ready to be scaled up. The...

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PHIX prepares for in-house 3D printing of microlenses

PHIX prepares for in-house 3D printing of microlenses

February 16th 2023 Having already offered 3D printing of microlenses on fiber arrays and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) as part of a partnership with Nanoscribe, photonics packaging foundry PHIX is preparing to further industrialize this process by acquiring a...

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In The Spotlight: Carl Whittaker

In The Spotlight: Carl Whittaker

February 14th 2023 ‘Almost Dutch’ financial administrator Carl Whittaker talks about his work at PHIX and life in Enschede Although Carl has moved halfway across the globe to end up in Enschede, The Netherlands, few people can match the level of stability that he has...

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Reflecting with gratitude on 2022

Reflecting with gratitude on 2022

December 20th 2022 At the end of the year many of us enjoy some time off with loved ones and take a moment to reflect and express gratitude. At PHIX we look with fondness to all the connections we made and strengthened in 2022. In a literal sense, we connected...

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Halloween competition: Bat Count

Halloween competition: Bat Count

October 26th 2022 Count the bats hidden on the PHIX website and win a $50 gift card! Let's have a little Halloween themed fun! We hid some little pictures of bats all over our website. Can you tell us how many there are? From the people submitting the correct answer,...

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PHIX provides guest lesson for Day of Photonics

PHIX provides guest lesson for Day of Photonics

October 21st 2022 To celebrate the Day of Photonics, PHIX provided a guest lesson about photonics at a high school in Hengelo Building a fascination for photonics Although integrated photonics is taking big steps toward entering our households, it is still far from...

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Pull testing for wire bonding process optimization

Pull testing for wire bonding process optimization

Wire bonding is a common, but very important, process for connecting photonic integrated circuits (PICs) with their surrounding electronics. The recently acquired Royce Instruments 620 pull-shear tester allows PHIX to pinpoint weaknesses in the process and materials...

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In The Spotlight: Ebru Arslan

In The Spotlight: Ebru Arslan

June 22nd 2022 Having recently arrived at PHIX from Turkey, sales manager Ebru Arslan has been settling in very well, both to the team and to life in The Netherlands. Why are some chemical reactions so violent? How exactly do electrons propagate in electrical wire?...

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In The Spotlight: Zerihun Tegegne

In The Spotlight: Zerihun Tegegne

Project manager Zerihun Tegegne gathered his expertise in microwave photonics and optoelectronics in many places in the world. In this edition of In The Spotlight we discover why someone who has traveled so far can still feel right at home in Twente.It’s tempting to...

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