PIC Award Winner 2019

This afternoon, 26-03-2019 CEO Albert Hasper and COO Joost van Kerkhof received one of the prestegious PIC awards at the PIC International Conference through EPIC CTO Jose Pozo.




Powering Photonic Production by Fraunhofer Project Center and PHIX as launching customer

A very clever industry incubator is taking shape on the campus of the University of Twente. It’s the latest move by Fraunhofer, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. With 72 institutes and research units across Germany and a research budget of €2.3 billion, this network is already making significant impact on many European societal needs. That includes health, security, communications, energy and the environment.


Dr Biba Visnjicki is Director of Business Development at the Fraunhofer Project Center in Enschede. She explained to Jonathan Marks the impact their plans will have on the European Photonics Industry.


“People sometimes forget that profits are made by manufacturing products, not in the research and development.” “Fraunhofer chose to partner with the University of Twente not only because it’s at the heart of one of the world’s leading clusters in optics and nanotechnology. But also because of its international reputation for production and manufacturing competencies.”

Read here the full article of Photon Delta

Jeroen Duis appointed new CCO

We are proud to announce that Jeroen Duis joins the team of PHIX as of November 22nd. Jeroen will join PHIX in the position of Chief Commercial Officer and completes with his addition our Management Team. Jeroen (39) has worked his whole career in the photonics starting at the MTS Ede followed by the University of Rijswijk studying applied Physics with specialty in Optics. After this he joined Tyco International (later on TE Connectivity [TEL]) where he worked in several roles as development engineer, application engineer, technology incubator and engineering manager in a global organization. After 16 years of experience in the technical fiber optics field and 15 patents later in fiber assembly and chip packaging, he joined SMART Photonics as business developer. Here he gained a broader business acumen around integrated photonics in sales and marketing. With his complete background, he is widely recognized as industry professional and has been elected to participate in the organization of the 2019 Optical Networking and Communication Conference (OFC) as technical program member.

We welcome Jeroen joining the Board of PHIX and wish him success in his new role.