Reducing an optical sensor interrogator to the size of a memory stick

Fiber-optic sensing is gaining traction for accurate strain, shape and temperature measurement in aircraft, civil structures, high-tech machines and medical catheters and endoscopes. To support a higher market penetration, a cost and size reduction is needed. Technobis and Bruco Integrated Circuits have developed a memory stick-sized fiber-optic measurement system.

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.

De knop aan, up-rampen en de prijs naar beneden

Technobis in Alkmaar is klaar voor een groeispurt naar 160 miljoen euro omzet. ‘Onze systemen werken, we staan in klantenroadmaps en dit gaat gewoon gebeuren. Het is de knop aanzetten, up-rampen en de prijs naar beneden krijgen’, zegt directeur Pim Kat.