Rising demand from the semiconductor industry: Jenoptik plans to expand its optics manufacturing capacities
The photonics group acquires a property in Dresden and will invest in new cleanroom fab.
As a result of the rising demand for optics and sensors for the semiconductor industry, Jenoptik intends to expand its manufacturing capacities and invest in a state-of-the-art manufacturing building and a new office complex at its Dresden, Germany, site. To this end, Jenoptik acquired a 24,000 sqm (260,000 sqft) plot of land in the Airportpark Dresden in May 2021.
Within Germany, Dresden is part of an important region for the semiconductor industry, with many global companies and research institutes located there. Planning for a new Jenoptik clean room building and a modern office complex will now start and should be ready for approval in the course of this year. At the moment, construction is scheduled to begin in the 2nd half of 2022, with production at the new factory starting in early 2025. Jenoptik will announce further details once planning will have been completed.
As one of the world’s leading development and production partners for optical and micro-optical systems with the highest quality standards, Jenoptik is involved in the development and introduction of future lithography technologies in semiconductor manufacturing. The photonics specialist and especially its Light & Optics division draw on more than 150 years of expertise in optics, sensor technology and precision mechanics.
“With our investment we are securing our further growth and strengthening our position as a reliable supplier to the global semiconductor equipment industry,” says Jenoptik President & CEO Stefan Traeger. Around the world, semiconductor manufacturers are investing in the expansion of production capacities due to rising demand resulting from the digitization of almost all areas of life.
Jenoptik has had a direct presence in Dresden since 2007 and is there part of a cooperation network consisting of research institutes and industrial partners. The photonics company designs and produces optical components using lithographic processes as well as precision sensor modules.
Optical technologies are the very basis of our business: Jenoptik is a globally active technology group and is active in the three photonics-based divisions: Light & Optics, Light & Production and Light & Safety. Under the TRIOPTICS brand, Jenoptik also offers optical test and manufacturing systems for the quality control of lenses, objectives and camera modules. VINCORION is the brand for our mechatronic business. Our key target markets primarily include the semiconductor industry, medical technology, automotive and mechanical engineering, traffic, aviation as well as security and defense technology industries. Approximately 4,500 employees work for Jenoptik worldwide. The Group’s headquarters are in Jena (Germany). JENOPTIK AG is listed on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt and is included in the SDax and TecDax. In the 2020 fiscal year, Jenoptik generated revenue of approx. 767 million euros.