MUNICH, Germany, July 5 -- SUSS MicroTec has formed SUSS MicroOptics SA in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Effective July 1, the new company is taking over all activities of the SUSS MicroTec subsidiary and those of the Neuchatel-based consulting company Weible OpTech. SUSS MicroTec holds the majority of SUSS MicroOptics SA.
Reinhard Volkel will serve as CEO of SUSS MicroOptics. Martin Eisner is in charge of technology and Ken Weible is in charge of operations. Volkel has more than 15 years of experience in diffractive and refractive micro-optics, optical design and optical communication technology. Volkel worked at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg and the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) in Neuchatel before he joined the SUSS MicroTec in 1998, where he was in charge of the subsidiary in Neuchatel.
SUSS MicroOptics products include micro-optical components and systems such as planar couplings, micro-exposure systems, objectives for micro-cameras and collimators for high-power lasers.