News & Media

July 11, 2024

The semiconductor and consumer electronics industries are two prominent adopters of Laser Microprocessing especially for ultrathin components.

June 12, 2024

Medical implants have recently benefited from established photonics manufacturing processes, such as laser cutting and marking, as well as emerging ones like additive manufacturing and surface structuring.

June 5, 2024

The EPIC meeting aimed to connect photonics innovators with early adopters in the Agrifood sector. Furthermore, addressing these global challenges requires an international collaborative approach that transcends national boundaries.

April 11, 2024

During the EPIC HR Workgroup meeting focused on “Hiring in North America,” our HR experts shared several key insights regarding the current state of the labor market and salary expectations in the region.

April 10, 2024

The EPIC Annual General Meeting & Summit gathered more than 350 attendees in Juan Les Pins, France. This small village on the French Riviera provided an exceptional setting for networking activities such as the EPIC Run or an early morning swim.

February 23, 2024

The reliability of Exail’s lithium niobate (LiNbO3)-based modulators comes from the company’s core expertise in fiber-optic gyroscopes, some of which have clocked more than 6 million hours in orbit on more than 30 satellites without incident. Courtesy of Exail.

December 1, 2023

This meeting aimed to connect researchers, doctors, and integrators of photonics technologies. Cultivating enhanced collaboration between clinical centers and industries from the initial stages of product development is imperative. Specifically, input from medical pathologists is crucial to creating photonics applications adoptable in cancer diagnosis, laying the foundation for translational photonics research within a clinical context.

November 3, 2023

Photonics has contributed significantly to public health in different ways: advancing rapid, cost-effective, personalized interventions; allowing the visualization of different biological structures, functional units and infection agents; or as the basic technology for the development of specific diagnostic devices. Dermatology, the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, has been one of the fields which has taken benefit of all the advantages of the photonic technologies, such as their high resolution, speed and the capability of light waves to penetrate various biological barriers without causing unwanted interactions.

October 26, 2023

The battery market will have a significant impact in Europe in the coming years, and photonics, in particular lasers and sensors, is set to play a major role. The manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles necessitates a shift from traditional factories to the establishment of gigafactories – large manufacturing facilities dedicated to the production of components and products related to electrification and decarbonization technologies. Laser cutting and welding techniques have already been seamlessly integrated into battery production lines, reducing time and costs while increasing productivity.

Integrated Photonics
October 13, 2023

Photonics Integrated Circuits drive the heart of quantum advancements, as showcased at the EPIC Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Meeting held at TOPTICA.

October 2, 2023

Europe has witnessed remarkable developments in quantum sensing technology in recent years. Various companies have entered the field from different perspectives and made significant strides in harnessing the power of quantum phenomena to create highly sensitive and precise sensors. These sensors have the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, navigation, and more.

September 8, 2023

This week we have celebrated the EPIC Meeting on Photonics for Defense in Poland were we discussed on how Photonics is revolutionizing the defense industry.

September 4, 2023

Photonics will revolutionize Space Technology

September 2, 2023

Finding Photonics talent is challenging due to its emerging status and limited interest from student interest.

August 21, 2023

Exploring the complexities of design and simulation in extended reality. As XR pushes the boundaries of immersive technology, the challenge of creat-ing a flawless simulated reality presents unique design hurdles. In this critical analysis, we unpack the fundamental issues, identifying potential solutions and forecasting future developments in the XR landscape.

June 26, 2023

European companies are now at the forefront of developing groundbreaking approaches to the packaging of photonic integrated circuits (PICs).

May 12, 2023

The meeting brought together key players in the AR/VR industry. The primary topic of discussion was the need for technology to be presented in a user-friendly form factor, necessitating even smaller optical components. However, the main challenge lies in balancing design requirements with user needs.

May 5, 2023

CEOs and HR managers from various EPIC members joined the kick-off meeting on 05 May. Together, we aim to address talent acquisition challenges in photonics.

April 20, 2023

Industry leaders discuss the status of fibre optic sensing technologies, evaluate the possibilities of integrated solutions and address the need for education on the real value of fibre optic sensors.

March 29, 2023

EPIC has announced Kestutis Jasiunas as the recipient of the EPIC Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the laser industry.

March 29, 2023

The European Photonics Industry Consortium is delighted to announce that the recipient of the EPIC CEO Award 2023 is Håkan Karlsson, the head of the Photonics division at HÜBNER Group and CEO of Cobolt.

March 29, 2023

During the Annual General Meeting 2023 celebrated in Helsinki, Finland, the European Photonics Industry Consortium has announced that Basil Garabet, CEO of NKT Photonics will be the new President of EPIC.

March 29, 2023

During the Annual General Meeting 2023 celebrated in Helsinki, Finland, the European Photonics Industry Consortium has confirmed Shahida Imani, CEO of Chromacity, to join its Board of Directors.