June 18, 2020
Collaboration with Fraunhofer (Institutes)
Aside from our continuing involvement in international Projects & Initiatives, ficonTEC also nurtures direct relationships with a number of the Fraunhofer Institutes within Germany.
There is a CustomLine CL1500 at the Fraunhofer HHI in Berlin, supporting their PolyPhotonics activity, and with which ficonTEC is also collaborating on the TERIPHIC project. At the IZM in Berlin we have AL1000 systems (amongst others) supporting various activities. At the Fraunhofer ILT in Aachen we have a high-speed handling system installed that was originally involved with the PrOpSys project for HPDLs. Additionally, there is a component bonding system in use at the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, and that is utilized in support of the EU-funded iQonic and LaReBo projects.
And the story does not end there – two A1200 systems have been delivered to the Fraunhofer ISIT in Itzehoe this Fall (2020), for development of ‘through-silicon’ laser soldering applications. And last but not least, it appears ficonTEC has just won an order to deliver another exceptional custom system to the Fraunhofer IOF.