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.”
We welcome Jeroen joining the Board of PHIX and wish him success in his new role.
PHIX Photonics Assembly secures next round of financing and LioniX International obtains a majority share.
PHIX Photonics assembly (PHIX) moves forward in the next step of its growth due to the recent acquisition of LioniX International BV by Magic Micro Co. Ltd (https://photonics.lionix-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Press-release-LioniX-international-Magic-Micro.pdf). As part of this acquisition and the further implementation plan towards high volume assembly of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) modules, LioniX International has increased its share in PHIX. This will strengthen its position as a vertical integrated supplier of PIC based modules.
Europe is at the threshold of a technological revolution – the application of the power of light to solve our greatest global challenges. As a fast, compact, energy efficient and therefore sustainable option, it is suitable for many applications and will be an essential component of the societal challenges of the future.
PHIX Photonics assembly (PHIX) and PIXAPP Pilot Line Coordinator Tyndall Institute have strengthened their collaboration in the development of the photonic packaging ecosystem by arranging dedicated training of PHIX engineers on Tyndall’s advanced packaging equipment. This sharing of knowledge will strengthen the photonic ecosystem in Europe and assure open access to high volume Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) packaging through the PIXAPP Pilot Line.
PHIX Photonics Assembly established its assembly and packaging production line in April 2017, targeting cost-effective fabrication of Photonic Integrated Circuit modules in large volumes. With its operations at the High Tech Factory, PHIX contributes to the established regional eco-system of design, engineering and development of integrated photonics solutions.