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Article – EPIC interviews CEO of ficonTEC

In this article Jose Pozo, EPIC‘s CTO talks to Torsten Vahrenkamp, CEO of ficonTEC about the past, present and future of ficonTEC and the challenges for active alignment assembly of photonics systems.

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Interview – Tyndall Institute, National Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Line

Tyndall National Institute in Cork is leading a new international consortium which will provide Europe with state-of-the-art photonics infrastructure. The value of the photonics market is expected to be worth over €615bn by 2020 and with Europe’s share of the production technology market currently at 55%, Tyndall’s new consortium PIXAPP will play a critical role in future economic development.

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Article – High volume automated PIC assembly and testing

Photonics technology is undergoing a transition toward greater integration, with multiple functionality and components being combined onto a single chip or within a small hybrid assembly – also known as a photonic integrated circuit, or PIC.

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Interview – SENSOR+TEST 2018

Are there any products that you are highlighting today? What makes your products unique in the marketplace? Which industries do your products serve?

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Workshop – Integrated Photonics

Torsten Vahrenkamp, CEO, speaks at the OSA’s OIDA Workshop on Integrated Photonics High Volume Packaging, in Anaheim, CA/USA. The workshop takes place during OSA’s centenary year.

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Project – Integrated Photonics Manufacturing

ficonTEC joins Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub consortium. Bridging the gap between applied research and product development, each hub brings together companies, universities, other academic and training institutions, and Federal agencies to co-invest in key emerging technology areas that can encourage investment and production.

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Symposium – 1st Optical Interconnect in Data Centers

ficonTEC sponsors the 1st Optical Interconnect in Data Centers Symposium, which took place in Berlin in March 2014.

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Awards – Accomplishments in Finance

Matthias Trinker, Chief Financial Officer of ficonTEC Service GmbH, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in finance.

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Corporate – New headquarters

In a further expansion move designed to support the rapid growth, ficonTEC has moved into new headquarters. With an increased demand for solutions of automated photonic assembly projects, the company needed a more efficient and larger manufacturing space. The new facility offers a sufficient capacity to address the boost from the introduction of the company’s latest micro assembly platform

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Aquisition – Acquired Newport Corporation

ficonTEC acquired Newport Corporation’s automated fiber alignment and laser welding product lines, in a move to complement the then fiber optic packaging process chain. Naturally, ficonTEC also took over pending and current customer account management.

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