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Here we provide a list of the recent press releases, news items and other developments. For more details, simply follow the link, or for more product-related enquiries, simply get in touch via the details in the footer below.

February, 2018

PIC Awards Finalist

ficonTEC has been chosen as a finalist for the PIC Awards 2018. This award recognises advances in the development and application of key materials systems driving today’s photonic integrated circuits and providing a stepping stone to future devices. The PIC Awards will take place at PIC International conference on the 10th April 2018, Brussels.

The voting process is open. Details can be seen here:


December, 2017

New ficonTEC Subsidiary

ficonTEC Esti has expanded their staff count. As of the end of 2017 there are now seven employees based in the new office in Tallinn’s Tehnopol Center (in Estonia).


December, 2017


ficonTEC becomes member of VDMA sector association EMINT


December, 2017

ficonTEC contributes to PIXAPP pilot line

PIXAPP is the world’s first open-access Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Assembly and Packaging Pilot line and helps users exploit the breakthrough advantages of PIC technologies. PIXAPP consists of a highly-interdisciplinary team of Europe’s leading industrial & research organizations and provides users with single-point access to PIC assembly and packaging. PIXAPP bridges the ‘valley of death’ often associated with moving from prototyping to low-volume fabrication, by giving companies an easy-access route to transferring R&D results to the market.

Within PIXAPP, ficonTEC develops a cross-platform beyond state-of-the-art PIC wafer and die level tester. The double-sided fiber alignment engine will be capable of performing ultrafast coupling and transmission measurements on a variety of platforms like, e.g., silicon on insulator, InP, and TripleX. In addition, a general and modular assembly concept will be developed on which all demonstrators within PIXAPP from telecom, Datacom, BioSensor as well as fiber Sensors can be assembled.


November, 2017

Supplier Award

ficonTEC has been honored with the 2017 Supplier Award from a leading global information and communication technologies solutions provider.

November, 2017

ficonTEC R&D Center

ficonTEC’s new R&D Center had its opening. Not far from ficonTEC’s Headquarters, the new R&D Center has expanded into new premises, thus allowing us to secure innovative product developments in cooperation with both customers and funded projects.




May, 2017

EPIC workshop in Achim

ficonTEC successfully hosted an hosted EPIC workshop. The purpose of this workshop was to bring to together equipment manufacturers and SMEs to discuss the small- and medium-volume production of opto-electronic components, and to identify potential bottlenecks in process automation.


May, 2017

ficonTEC: winner of Digitalisation Award

Digitalisation und Industry 4.0 are terms that are on everyone’s lips. However, their importance and the dimension of upcoming changes have not yet arrived in the minds of corporate management and in corporate practice. A digital strategy is the first step into the direction of digital transformation.

Opto-electronics has become one of the most important of these innovative driving forces.

ficonTEC won the ARTIE innovation award in the category ‘digitalisation’ during the ARTIE Expert Conference 2017 , and is proud of having been honored as a company with high innovative strength in the region. ARTIE is a regional network for technology, innovation and development. Read more


March, 2017

Rewarding excellence, innovation and success within the photonic integrated circuit industry

ficonTEC has been chosen as a finalist for the PIC Awards 2017 by the PIC Awards governing committee in the category ‘Advances in Manufacturing’. The awards ceremony will take place at PIC International Conference on March 7, 2017, Brussels, Belgium.


Trade shows

During the trade shows smt and Sensor + Test in Nuremberg, as well as Laser World of Photonics and Productronica in Munich, ficonTEC presented the latest trends to industry experts. The focus for all events was on demonstrating innovative developments and the latest applications. This was supported by a live machine demonstration, where interested visitors got the chance to take a peek at the complexity of the individual systems. More events

Various other events in USA, China, Israel and Sweden also offered our guests fascinating insights into the world of photonics.