The industrial world is undergoing a transformation – and demand for our optical systems has set new records. Jenoptik is investing it its capacity with a view to the future.
The process of digitalization is well underwayAnd it continues to reach new heights as our latest sales figures indicate: Our Optics & Life Science segment recorded 17 percent growth in 2017, reflecting how the new digital world continues to require a hardwired technological foundation. The semiconductor equipment industry, which grew more rapidly in 2017 than it has in a long time, is in particular need of our optical systems as is the automotive industry with its interactive cars along with the automation and information and communication technologies of Industry 4.0.
We are now preparing ourselves for even greater demand
We are expanding our capacities. A new wafer stepper at our Huntsville optics site, for example, has been manufacturing microoptical modules since the beginning of 2018 – all while advancing our global division of labor. A dome theater for testing and demonstrating laser projection lenses went online in Florida along with a clean room in which high-precision optical assemblies can be manufactured for the semiconductor equipment and aerospace industries. And our new Silicon Valley branch in Fremont, California is just around the corner from any number of trailblazers in the digital world.