Dutch Nanophotonics Foundry Launches with University Partner
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Dec. 18, 2015 — Startup nanofabrication foundry Nanophab, a spinoff of Eindhoven University, has begun operations at the university with a goal of establishing its own facilities.
The foundry will produce nanoscale-feature photonics products with advanced light-emitting materials such as the III-V semiconductor materials GaAs, AlGaAs, InP and InGaAs. Nanophab will also leverage its relationship with the university to access 800 m2 of cleanroom facilities and other services for the first phase of development.
Because Nanophab won't produce its own proprietary products, instead offering prototyping services with a focus on R&D, its customers can develop novel ideas without conflicts of interest.
"It is of major interest to clients to be able to have demonstrators and prototypes that demonstrate the feasibility and the competitive performances of their ideas, as a crucial start for their own markets," said Nanophab Director Francesco Pagliano.
The company said it is targeting sales in the range of millions of euros within six years, based on the rapidly expanding micro- and nanophotonics market.
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