RSS Newshttp://en_ENMon, 04 Mar 2024 15:42:05 +0100Mon, 04 Mar 2024 15:42:05 +0100typo3news-2859Mon, 23 Oct 2023 17:16:43 +0200Management change at Instrument Systems Koreahttps://www.optech-net.de/Munich, October 2023 – Jaeho Choi takes over as Managing Director of Instrument Systems Korea as of 1 October 2023. With his many years of professional experience in the fields of display, optics and sensing, he will be responsible for strategically strengthening and further expanding the company in the coming years in this very dynamic business environment. The subsidiary of Instrument Systems exclusively markets the complete Instrument Systems portfolio in Korea. It has strong engineering capacities and a production facility for components and systems for light measurement technology. Jaeho Choi succeeds former Managing Director Dr. Jin Sung Kim, founder and former owner of Kimsoptec. Along with Jürgen Tiepermann, CFO of Instrument Systems, and Dr. Markus Ehbrecht, CEO of Instrument Systems, he will form the new Board of DirectorsJaeho Choi assumes the position of Managing Director at Instrument Systems Korea as of 1 October 2023. He succeeds Dr. Jin Sung Kim, founder and former owner of Kimsoptec. Along with Jürgen Tiepermann, CFO of Instrument Systems, and Dr. Markus Ehbrecht, CEO of Instrument Systems, he will form the new Board of Directors. Jaeho Choi has many years of professional experience in the fields of display, optics and sensing as well as in management. After his electronics studies (1996) he took over various activities as R&D engineer at SKC and in the sales department of Oerlikon Optics Korea. He became Director of Global Sales at Trueyes in 2017 and joined IGS Inc. as Managing Director in 2021.
In his new role as Managing Director of Instrument Systems Korea, in the coming years Jaeho Choi wants to step up efforts to tap the strategic potential of the future-oriented markets in Korea: “I look forward to the new tasks and challenges in a very dynamic business environment and would like to contribute to taking Instrument Systems Korea to the next level. We will continue the successful cooperation with Instrument Systems Munich and bring the teams in both companies closer together.”
Dr. Markus Ehbrecht welcomes Jaeho Choi to his new position and looks forward to further developing the Korean subsidiary together with Choi. Ehbrecht would like to thank Choi´s predecessor Jin Sung Kim “for driving the growth of Instrument Systems Korea with his deep expertise, based on decades of experience and commitment.”
Instrument Systems Korea, formerly Kimsoptec, was founded in 2005 and is a sought-after partner for technical consulting in display measurement technology in Korea. The company exclusively distributes the complete Instrument Systems portfolio in Korea, including technical consulting and customer service. With its 47 employees (as of October 2023), Instrument Systems Korea has strong engineering capacities and operates a production facility for components and systems for light measurement technology that complement the product portfolio of Instrument Systems. Through its sales channels, Instrument Systems Korea successfully addresses system integrators and manufacturers within the supply chains of the world’s largest providers in the ICT market as well as key accounts of Instrument Systems.

Contact:
Instrument Systems GmbH
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 München
E-Mail: info(at)instrumensystems.com
Internet: www.instrument-systems.com

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news-2858Mon, 23 Oct 2023 17:02:04 +0200Quantum Computing for Germany: planqc subcontracts Menlo Systemshttps://www.optech-net.de/The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has contracted planqc in the framework of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative (DLR QCI) to build a 100-qubit quantum computer and to install it at the DLR Innovation Center in Ulm. This contract with DLR represents the first sale of a digital quantum computer based on neutral atoms in Europe. It paves the way for the further commercialization of quantum computing and establishes Germany as a world leader in this field.As strategic partners in this 29-million-Euro contract, Menlo Systems will deliver a state-of-the-art laser system capable of full control and manipulation of the neutral atoms based on our FC1500-Quantum, a complete laser solution for Quantum 2.0 applications.

The system, comprising an ultrastable laser, an optical frequency comb, and a range of continuous-wave (CW) lasers, uses the spectral purity transfer technique to transfer ultranarrow linewidth and exceptionally low phase noise to any and all wavelengths required by the quantum computing platform. The CW lasers used to address the atoms in the quantum computer’s physics package thus acquire sub-Hz linewidth, unparalleled frequency stability, and ultralow noise performance, providing an ideal tool for quantum computing based on neutral atoms.

“We are very proud that DLR has chosen planqc as a technology leader in the field of neutral atoms for the construction of a quantum computer. This contract is an important milestone in our commercialization and growth strategy, the next step of which is to expand into other key industries and enter global markets," says Alexander Glätzle, CEO and co-founder of planqc.

Sebastian Blatt, CTO and co-founder of planqc, adds: "Not only are we excited to install the first quantum computer based on neutral atoms at DLR, but we also want to work closely with DLR experts to run quantum algorithms on it, which will have a real added value for the many application fields of DLR.”

“The significant investment from DLR in this project, as part of the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative marks a turning point in the commercialization and utility of quantum computing. It not only strengthens our technical capabilities, but it also creates sustainable jobs in Germany for the long term,” says Menlo Systems’ co-founder and Managing Director, Dr. Michael Mei. “At Menlo Systems we are delighted to play a role in such ground-breaking developments, and to be part of the quantum 2.0 revolution.”

“We are very pleased to contribute to the commercialization of a neutral atom quantum computer, and we expect to learn new ways in which our precision photonics instruments can be used to further advance the field,” says Menlo Systems’ co-founder and Managing Director Dr. Ronald Holzwarth. “Our precision instruments have been enabling the quantum community for more than 20 years; now we are also proud to impact the wider community through this joint project with planqc and ParityQC, providing the tools to realize a quantum computer that can solve real-world problems.”

Contact:
Menlo Systems GmbH
Bunsenstr. 5
82152 Martinsried
Germany
Phone: +49 89 189166 0
Fax:     +49 89 189166 111
E-Mail: p.krok(at)menlosystems.com
Internet:www.menlosystems.com

 

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news-2785Thu, 06 Apr 2023 22:35:58 +0200Change in Management at Instrument Systemshttps://www.optech-net.de/He joined Konica Minolta Sensing Head Quarter in 2017 after four years’ experience in Singapore and Thailand subsidiaries with printing business and he had been Head of the Konica Minolta Sensing Global Group Management Department since 2021. In his new role he will continue to promote the strong connection between Konica Minolta and Instrument Systems for the next years. “I look forward to the new responsibilities and challenges, and am eager to tackle the projects that await me at Instrument Systems!” says Yasumasa Kuboyama.
Dr. Markus Ehbrecht welcomes Yasumasa Kuboyama to his new position. In the regular change in the double leadership of Instrument Systems, he is pleased to further develop the existing corporate strategy together with Kuboyama and to shape the future with new perspectives.  
Tsutomu Ogasawara has acted as Managing Director of Instrument Systems in Germany since December 2016. During this time, he was committed to close cooperation between the parent company Konica Minolta and subsidiary Instrument Systems. With over 25 years of experience in various sales-oriented functions at Konica Minolta in Japan and Germany, he has been instrumental in the success of Instrument Systems. His new responsibilities will be in the management of Light & Display and Color & Appearance Business within Konica Minolta Sensing in Japan, which also includes Instrument Systems. 

Contact:
Instrument Systems GmbH
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 München
E-Mail: info(at)instrumensystems.com
Internet: www.instrument-systems.com

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news-2747Wed, 01 Feb 2023 13:54:41 +0100FISBA Group enters into agreement to acquire Gray Opticshttps://www.optech-net.de/St.Gallen, Switzerland January 30, 2023. FISBA, a developer and producer of optical and illumination systems has entered into an agreement to acquire Gray Optics, a developer of precision optical systems. The move to acquire Gray Optics is intended with a focus on deepening and expanding engineering and development capabilities to the North American operations.“The acquisition of Gray Optics further enables the expansion of FISBA in North America, leveraging our experience and capabilities in high precision engineered optical systems in our core markets,” said Markus Hersche, CEO of FISBA AG. “The combined team will further enable our customers to accelerate development and product solutions in Medical Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, and Defense & Security”

The acquisition of Gray Optics fits into FISBA’s strategy to provide unique photonic solutions directed at improving Health, Productivity and Security. By purchasing Gray Optics, FISBA expands engineering and development skills in North America. This furthers FISBA’s global goals and provides customers with highly skilled local development resources, reducing the distance, time, and cultural impacts of programs. “We expect this acquisition to have an immediate impact on our customers, offering vertically integrated product development and manufacturing capabilities (including AS9100 and ISO13485 production sites) and advanced production technologies to produce the highest quality and highest performance solutions available.” Said Wallace Latimer, President of FISBA North America.

“The combined capabilities of FISBA and Gray Optics along with the existing synergies between the companies, offer fantastic value to our customers. This acquisition completes the product development and manufacturing capabilities that we have been building for the past 5 years in the USA. I’m excited for the future of our team at Gray Optics and the success of the combined companies” said Dan Gray, Founder and President of Gray Optics.

About FISBA
The FISBA Group has a wholly owned subsidiary in North America focused on developing and supporting North American customers with our unique combination of engineering and high-volume production of micro-photonic assemblies and modules. FISBA is one of the world's leading suppliers in the optics industry and stands for excellence from optical design and system engineering to high-precision volume production and advanced optical coating since 1957. The company manufactures micro lenses down to 0.3 mm, complex flat optics, precise optical assemblies, advanced optical systems and compact laser modules, all from one source. FISBA focuses on solutions for Life Sciences, Industrial Applications and Aerospace & Defense. FISBA operates from its headquarters in Switzerland and subsidiaries in Germany, the USA and China. The company is privately owned.

About Gray Optics
Founded in 2018, Gray Optics, located in Portland Maine, has become a leader in developing precision optical systems and early-stage product development for biomedical and industrial applications. Our team consists of highly skilled engineers, program managers, and technicians with years of dedicated product development experience. Together, we provide world-class designs and product solutions for our customers. www.grayoptics.com

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Silke Nielsen
Marketing and Communications
silke.nielsen(at)fisba.com
www.fisba.com | www.fisba.us

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news-2698Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:14:52 +0100Instrument Systems VCSEL analysis camera wins Photonics Awardhttps://www.optech-net.de/Photonics industry awards Instrument Systems a prize for VTC 4000 infrared camera for the 2D near-field analysis of VCSEL arrays. Instrument Systems presented its new VTC 4000 infrared camera at Photonics West at the beginning of 2022. This camera has now received the “Laser Focus World Innovators Award 2022” in silver from a jury of experts from the photonics industry. The VTC 4000 VCSEL analysis camera was specially developed for the ultrafast, precise 2D near-field analysis of narrowband emitters, e.g. VCSELs or lasers. It can be seen live at the Instrument Systems Booth B5.418 at electronica 2022 in Munich in November. “VCSELs are components with an intrinsic single longitudinal mode and normally exhibit complex polarization properties,” says Stephanie Grabher, Head of Key Accounting at Instrument Systems. “The light they emit is typically linearly polarized along one of two orthogonal directions. If there is a change in temperature or bias current, abrupt polarization switching can be observed. VCSELs thus emit in more than one polarization state, so that their polarization angle cannot be controlled. In order to exploit the full performance potential of VCSELs while guaranteeing safe operation, this polarization dependency should also be taken into account in the measurement of magnitudes and absolute power.”
Thanks to an innovative one-shot process, the VTC 4000 simultaneously measures the spatial polarization of the single emitters of a VCSEL array in the near-field and supplies the information necessary to reduce the polarization dependency of the measurement setup. This procedure minimizes the error budget of the VCSEL test system and delivers highly accurate readings, e.g. for the eye safety of the laser source. In addition to defects, the infrared camera also characterizes position, power and radiation information of single emitters. In combination with a CAS spectroradiometer, the single emitter wavelengths can also be determined. An extended system with transmission screen measures the radiation behavior of emitters in the far-field.
In its portfolio, Instrument Systems has tailor-made solutions suitable for the characterization and quality control of the electrooptic properties of VCSELs in the lab and in production environments. The high-resolution array spectroradiometers of the CAS series are the central components of the VCSEL measuring systems. They offer a spectral solution up to 0.12 nm, and due to short integration times they are also suitable for high throughput rates in production. The PVT Pulsed VCSEL Tester is specially tailored to the time-resolved measurement of nanosecond pulses in the lab.

Contact:
Instrument Systems GmbH
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 München
E-Mail: info(at)instrumensystems.com
Internet: www.instrument-systems.com

 

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news-2654Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:06:57 +0200Instrument Systems extends its core business segments Display Testing and Optical Measurementhttps://www.optech-net.de/Aquisition of a 100% shareholding in Kimsoptec in Korea Instrument Systems GmbH (Instrument Systems), a German manufacturer of high-precision spectroradiometers, cameras and complex display and light measurement systems, has extended its core business segments Display Testing and Optical Measurement through the acquisition of a Korean manufacturer of display measurement systems. A share purchase agreement has been signed to acquire a 100 % shareholding in Kimsoptec Co., Ltd. (Kimsoptec), a display measurement equipment manufacturer and exclusive distributor of the Instrument Systems product portfolio in Korea since 2005. Instrument Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Japan (Konica Minolta). The company today announced that it has expanded its engagement in the Korean market by acquiring Kimsoptec, a technical consultant and manufacturer that has been exclusively distributing Instrument Systems’ solutions in Korea for the past 17 years.
Instrument Systems has been working to augment its business in display, IR emitter and AR/VR measurement solutions in Asia for the ICT and automotive market. The company aims to develop these markets by obtaining new sales channels to existing major key accounts and new system integrators in Korea.
Instrument Systems has contributed to display and IR emitter measurement technology with innovative systems for ensuring the safety requirements for 3D sensing (e.g. identity authentication, eye tracking etc.). With its high-end portfolio of spectroradiometers and cameras, Instrument Systems is active in the field of improving the color quality of AR/VR displays, which is expected to grow in the future.
The Share Purchase Agreement was signed on July 26, 2022 and is expected to be completed at the end of August 2022.

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news-2647Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:32:36 +0200New partner for Quality Control of Cameras https://www.optech-net.de/To further expand its offering to its customers, SphereOptics is now partnering with world market leader, Imatest. Driverless transport systems and autonomous systems in medicine, aerospace, and also driver assistance systems rely on highly complex sensor technology to navigate safely. This sensor technology uses lidar, radar and cameras, among others. The company has now enlisted the help of Imatest to optimize the camera systems. Founded in 2004 by photographer and engineer Norman Koren in Boulder, Colorado, USA, Imatest
develops software and test equipment for testing the image quality of digital cameras. Furthermore, the
company has significantly contributed to the creation of new improved standards through active
collaboration with ISO standards bodies. Accordingly, Imatest is a member of the International
Organization for Standardization and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, contributing
to the introduction of standardized methods for analyzing image quality.
In cooperation with Imatest, SphereOptics can thus offer its customers a complete parquet for checking
digital cameras.

Contact:
SphereOptics GmbH

Gewerbestrasse 13
82211 Herrsching
E-Mail: info(at)sphereoptics.de
Internet: www.sphereoptics.de

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