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7 November 2019 / 15:00 - 17:00
EPIC Meeting on Wafer level Optics
Microcity - Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Optical microtechnology is a booming field in different markets such as industrial, medical, automotive, consumer and mobile. This meeting is allowed the key players in wafer level microoptics to discuss the benefits and motivation of standards and potential collaborations to reinforce the industry and reduce fragmentation.

The Companies attending this meeting covered the supply chain including end-users, fabrication techniques, materials and metrology. Different applications were discussed such as CMOS image sensors, automotive, lighting, AR/VR headsets, datacom, consumer electronics etc.

Opening & Welcome address

Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium – PDFvideo

Excellence in imprint lithography and wafer-stacking
Reinhard Völkel, CEO, SUSS MicroOptics (SWITZERLAND) – PDFvideo


Session 1: Setting up the scene

2D and 3D Imaging markets overview and wafer level optics opportunities
Guillaume Girardin, Division Director, Yole Development (FRANCE) –PDF

Diffractives and refractives: the exciting common ground
Frank Wyrowski, CEO, LightTrans International (GERMANY)

Additive manufacturing for the production of microoptics
Michael Thiel, CSO & Co-Founder, Nanoscribe (GERMANY) – PDF

SCIL for wafer-scale meta-surfaces to micro-optics in functional optical materials
Marc Verschuuren, CTO, SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

Micro and nanostructured masters for replication of advanced optics
Theodor Nielsen, CEO, NIL Technology (DENMARK)

Session 2: Micro-optics in automotive

KEYNOTE: Chances and challenges in WaferOptics
Edwin Wolterink, CTO, Anteryon International (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

KEYNOTE: Beam shaping micro-optics made of glass for 3D sensing in the automotive industry
Dirk Hauschild, Chief Marketing Officer, LIMO (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Grayscale photolithographic mastering for automotive lighting
Robert Leitel, Scientist, Fraunhofer IOF (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Opportunities in wafer-level optics: the benefits of wide-band color filter arrays
Boaz Arad, CTO, Voyage 81 (ISRAEL) – PDFvideo

Enabling automotive lighting with thermoplastic optics  
Bernd Grammer, Business Development Manager, SABIC Innovative Plastics (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Session 3: Enabling consumer and other large volume applications

KEYNOTE: Wafer-scale folded micro-optical interconnects
Rolando Ferrini, Section Head, CSEM (SWITZERLAND) – PDFvideo

Wafer level nanoimprinting and R2R pilot lines at VTT
Kimmo Keränen, Senior Scientist, VTT (FINLAND) –PDF

KEYNOTE:WLO technologies for consumer applications
Markus Rossi, VP Innovations, ams (SWITZERLAND)

Microassembly and testing of integrated photonics in large volumes
Anna Nikiel, VP Business Development, Technobis (THE NETHERLANDS) –PDF

Roll-to-roll UV imprinting technology for thin foil polymer micro-optics
Samuli Siitonen, CTO, Nanocomp (FINLAND) – PDFvideo

Maskless and free: grey scale and step & repeat nanoimprint lithography for advanced optics

Session 4: Materials and assembly

Wafer-level glass molding of chalcogenide glasses
Tim Grunwald, Head of Department, Fraunhofer IPT (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

UV curing materials for wafer level optics
Andrea Kneidinger, Specialist, DELO (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Low and high refractive index materials for optics and imprinted optical solutions
Jukka Perento, VP Operations, Inkron (FINLAND) – PDFvideo

Cross-functional photopolymer for microoptics manufacture
Arne Schleunitz, CTO, micro resist technology (GERMANY) – PDFvideo

Gray scale lithography – creating complex 2.5D structures in thick photoresist by direct laser writing
Dominique Colle, Process and Application Engineer, Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik (GERMANY) –PDF

Wafer scale packaging and wafer level optics 
Martin Tuma, Sales, Argotech (CZECH REPUBLIC) – PDFvideo

Recent advances in fast optimization of multi-element optic, electro-optic and photonic assemblies in manufacturing
Scott Jordan, Head of Photonics, Physik Instrumente (PI) (USA) – PDFvideo

Session 5: Metrology and ultra-precision manufacturing

Manufacturing glass spacers for wafer level optics
Antanas Urbas, Chief Research Scientist, Workshop of Photonics (LITHUANIA) – PDFvideo

Ultra-precision MLA masters using innovative DPI™ on-axis diamond turning technology

Customized high volume optical wafer testers
Theo Scholten, Operations Manager, NTS Optel (THE NETHERLANDS) – PDFvideo

2D and 3D contact profilometry solutions for the measurement of micro lens arrays
Neil Fitzgibbon, Optics Metrology Business Development Manager, Tylor Hobson (UNITED KINGDOM) – PDFvideo

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It was my first meeting with EPIC and I now understand the value for my and other organizations in being an EPIC member. I was very pleased with the accommodation, attendees, talks, and discussions and found it very informative and fruitful and I will definitely further exchange with some companies on this topic. I am looking forward to upcoming events in the future.

Andreas Zuck
Market Development Manager at Coherent

“It’s great to see how innovative and effective EPIC has been in rising to the challenge of COVID-19. I’m proud to be a member of EPIC!”

Roy McBride
Managing Director at Power Photonic
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