Government steps in to keep Smart Photonics Dutch

In a rare move, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) is investing 20 million euros to prevent integrated-photonics foundry Smart Photonics from falling into foreign hands.

A corona test for the masses

Dutch companies Lionix, Qurin and Surfix, along with public-private partnership Photondelta, have set out to unlock the potential of integrated photonics for corona testing. Their ultimate goal: a fast, reliable, yet inexpensive corona test.

Photondelta project takes PICs in space

Collaborating within the Photondelta Flagship project, the better part of the Dutch integrated photonics industry has started working with TNO’s Space and Semiconductor departments to qualify photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for space applications.

Technobis secures 7 million

Photondelta and ABN Amro bank are joining Active Capital Company (ACC) in funding Technobis’ efforts to scale up its integrated photonic sensing business.

Building a billion dollar integrated photonics industry

Working in high tech for 35 years, René Penning de Vries has never seen more potential waiting to come to fruition. The technology, the ideas, the means: it’s all there. But creating a billion euro integrated photonics industry in the Netherlands will require a lot more hard work and persistence. “Our biggest pitfall is complacency,” says the chairman of PhotonDelta, a collaboration founded to steer the effort.