DELO Group has announced that it is partnering with EV Group in the area of wafer-level optics (WLO): they are combining efforts to enable novel optical devices and applications. The partnership will contribute to improving and speeding up material development cycles. Company executives will be available to discuss this latest joint-development effort at SEMICON Europa, taking place this week at the Messe Munich in Munich, Germany from 12th to 15th of November.
An incubator for innovation
EV Group’s NILPhotonics Competence Centre provides an open access innovation incubator for customers and partners across the NIL supply chain to collaborate to shorten development cycles and time to market for innovative devices and applications. Infrastructure includes state-of-the-art cleanrooms and equipment supporting key NIL manufacturing steps such as step-and-repeat mastering, lens holding and SmartNIL technology, as well as wafer bonding and required metrology. This provides a unique offering to easily access the latest technologies and materials for WLO development, prototyping and manufacturing.
Improving the know-how
Close collaboration between materials suppliers and process equipment manufacturers is key to enabling the development and refinement of processes needed to ensure high reliability and manufacturability of WLO for high-quality products. This joint effort between EVG and DELO will support both companies in refining their processes and products, as well as strengthening their expertise to address current and future market requirements. The partnership will also provide mature material and process know-how to speed up new product design and prototyping, supporting the roadmaps of both companies’ customers.