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SPIE Photonics West 2018: High-Performance Cell Diagnostics with Jenoptik’s Miniaturized Imaging Platform

With ‘SYIONS’, Jenoptik are broadening their extensive expertise in diagnostics and analytics solutions to include a digital image capture, processing and analysis platform that can be configured to the customer’s specific needs. Premiere at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

Jenoptik’s new solution ‘SYIONS’, a miniaturized modular diagnostic imaging platform, allows users to quickly and efficiently generate all types of image data from in-vitro diagnostics devices for use in scientific and clinical settings. SYIONS enables the quick and cost-effective implementation of applications in the areas of live cell imaging, flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics.

The modular system solution combines proven Jenoptik modules such as LED illumination, optical elements, digital cameras and auto-focus, as well as X/Y scanners, electronics, and software, to enable efficient imaging solutions that provide the user with images of the highest quality and ensure easy integration into the software system environment of medical or laboratory devices. Moreover, with Jenoptik’s own modular software, work processes and more can be performed consistently and efficiently across various operating systems. For instance, with the help of Jenoptik’s SYIONS platform, the examination of cells or tissue samples can be automated quickly and reliably. Devices are decreasing in size while, at the same time, performance data is improving and reliability is increasing. Due to the standardization of the individual modules, these devices can now be produced cost-effective in smaller production runs.

Modular Platform for Digital Image Capture, Processing and Analysis

Wolfgang Keller, Head of the Healthcare & Industry division at Jenoptik, sums up the benefits of the new imaging platform: “SYIONS is made up of various established Jenoptik technologies, which we have combined to create a complete custom solution that is tailored to the individual needs of our clients, including their system requirements and application needs. This complete system is significantly smaller than conventional microscopes and imaging systems, meaning it can be quickly and easily integrated into our clients’ laboratory equipment, whether existing or yet to be developed. With SYIONS not only can our clients rely on the dependability and stability of the individual technology components, but also on our many years of experience manufacturing them to Jenoptik’s proven quality standards.”
Jenoptik will be presenting the first version of their modular diagnostic imaging platform at SPIE BiOS in the Moscone West hall at Stand 8513 from January 27 to February 1, 2018 and at SPIE Photonics West in the Moscone South hall at stand 1023 in San Francisco, USA. Continue reading “SPIE Photonics West 2018: High-Performance Cell Diagnostics with Jenoptik’s Miniaturized Imaging Platform”

Jenoptik Establishes Application Center in Silicon Valley

Jenoptik, an industry leader in high performance optical systems and healthcare & industry solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of a West Coast office to enhance customer proximity and leverage growth in the US.

January 8, 2018 Jupiter, FL USA — The new Jenoptik office, strategically located in Fremont in the Silicon Valley region, will serve the unique engineering and product development needs of the region. Expert personnel will help customers realizing their innovation goals and provide local support. The center will also serve as a hub to connect and integrate competencies from other development centers of Jenoptik worldwide.

Jenoptik Fremont California Application Center

“As a result of Jenoptik’s strong growth, we continue to expand our North American operations”, said Stefan Traeger, President & CEO of JENOPTIK AG. “The opening of our Application Center in California will broaden our footprint and enable us to better serve our West Coast customers by giving them convenient access to our wide range of technological know-how, our customized systems engineering and our application solutions experience”, explains Traeger.

With more than 30 facilities across the globe and eight offices now in the US, Jenoptik globally ranks among the industry-leading photonic companies. As a trusted partner, Jenoptik continues to realize growth in a number of markets including life science, medical systems, laser material processing, the semiconductor manufacturing equipment industry as well as the fast growing market of Silicon Photonics. Jenoptik’s capabilities range from development and manufacturing of high-precision optical and micro-optical systems and solutions to digital imaging and customized software solutions.

The new Application Center office is located at:
JENOPTIK Optical Systems, LLC
39300 Civic Center Drive
Suite 240
Fremont, CA 94538
+1 561 881-7400

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Jenoptik Showcasing Numerous New Products at Photonics West

Following a surge in demand over the past two years, Jenoptik’s Optical Systems division will cater especially to laser material processing market with a host of new and improved products in 2018.

At the world’s leading trade fair for the photonics industry, Jenoptik will be presenting its solutions for the global megatrends digital world, healthcare and industry 4.0. Visit us from January 30th to February 1st at SPIE Photonics West 2018 at the Moscone Center, South Hall, booth #1023.

Jenoptik will also be exhibiting at SPIE BiOS 2018 on January 27th to 28th in the Moscone Center, West Hall, booth #8513.

Four new completely fused silica F-Theta objective lenses, a fused silica beam expander for high-power laser applications, and three new standard F-Theta lenses will be ready to go into production from January 2018.

The new designs boast improved VIS performance for visual monitoring of the manufacturing process in a range of 1030 to 1080 nanometers. In the 500 –680 nanometer range, lens transmission measures over 85 percent and enables direct process monitoring through a simple combination of image sensor and filter. Continue reading “Jenoptik Showcasing Numerous New Products at Photonics West”

JENOPTIK Further Expands Manufacturing Capacity with a New Class 5 Cleanroom

Jenoptik Optical Systems, LLC triples cleanroom space to address increased global demand for optical systems.

25 October 2017, Jupiter, FL USA — Jenoptik Optical Systems, LLC, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance optical solutions, announces the expansion of its manufacturing operations in Florida. Jenoptik opened a new ISO 14644 Class 5 cleanroom with state-of-the-art filtration technology for high-precision optical assemblies to support applications with demanding cleanliness requirements like semiconductor and space flight instrumentation. Additionally, Jenoptik has extended site capabilities by investing in a new thermal vacuum chamber in the cleanroom. The Class 5 cleanroom complements the pre-existing ISO 14644 Class 7 cleanroom and triples the amount of cleanroom space in Florida.

Jenoptik’s continued expansion in Florida is the direct result of customer volume requirements for the company’s products. This new facility complements the cleanroom capacity in Huntsville, AL. The Huntsville facility is purpose-built to meet the rigorous requirements of leading-edge semiconductor-related manufacturing activities.

Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems in North America, commented, “We are investing in differentiating technologies, advanced equipment and employees, and we are committed to meeting our customers’ expectations for higher levels of cleanliness and contamination control.”

Leading equipment manufacturers around the globe rely on Jenoptik’s products to build semiconductor devices, telecommunications equipment, digital projection, mobile devices, augmented reality, industrial automation and connected vehicles. Our optical systems are helping lead the digital transformation and internet of things.

Jenoptik looks forward to the new opportunities the expansion will provide and the partnerships that will be the result of their success. For additional information on Jenoptik’s capabilities please call us at 1.561.881.7400.

JENOPTIK Optical Systems LLC Now Offers Quick Turn ICT Optic Solutions

Industry leader Jenoptik Optical Systems’ Microoptics business unit in Huntsville, AL is pleased to announce the offering of standard silicon optics solutions.

03 October 2017, Huntsville, AL USA — Jenoptik, a premier provider of industry leading solutions that solve multiple application challenges across numerous markets, announces the offering of quick turn silicon optics to future partners.

The new standard solutions offered by our Microoptics experts will allow customers to test development systems quickly and get to market with solutions in a fraction of the time required in the past. The three design offerings: Diode Coupler, Diode Collimator and Fiber Collimator will allow future partners solutions on many platforms in optical data transfer applications.

“With the constant demand to be the first to market, our three standard design offerings provide our partners a leg up on their competition. They will have the ability to test designs and /or build assemblies in a fraction of the standard lead time.” said Thomas Goundry, Microoptics Business Development Manager of Jenoptik Optical Systems, LLC.

The commercial off the shelf (COTS) collimators and couplers are designed to maximize performance in fiber and diode applications. These lenses will be available in volumes as low as 100 to provide benchmark testing, and up to hundreds of thousands for volume production.

Jenoptik looks forward to the new opportunities that these standard lenses will provide solutions for, and the partnerships that will be the result of their success. To download the data sheet please click here.

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How did world class optics engineers watch the solar eclipse?

Almost like everyone else.

The total eclipse of the sun had everyone amazed and JENOPTIK was no different. Sr. Member of Technical Staff/R&D Manager, Tolis Deslis gazed and said, “The discoveries up there depend on passions down here.”

As America paused yesterday to watch a once-in-a-century astronomical event we safely took exceptional images through our JENOPTIK 105mm UV lens using a Baader UV filter with a modified Nikon D200 to allow UV images to be taken.

The images are in Black & White because the Ultra-Violet filter (265nm-365nm) only allows the lens to image outside the visible spectrum (400nm-700nm). Imaging in ultra-violet wavelengths with the JENOPTIK 105mm UV lens allows scientists and engineers to reveal features that are not present in the visible wavelengths.

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President of JENOPTIK Optical Systems LLC, Jay Kumler Appointed to Luminate National Advisory Board

Industry expert Jay Kumler joins 11 other nationally recognized OPI entrepreneurs, innovators, business executives and investors to the Luminate national advisory board.

11 August 2017, Jupiter, FL USA — The Luminate optics, photonics, and imaging (OPI) accelerator names Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems, a premier provider of optical systems in North America, to national advisory board.

Luminate is a new $5M per year accelerator for OPI enabled startups. The organization is formally accepting applications from prospective companies with visionary entrepreneurs solving challenging problems including but not limited to: machine vision, inspection, biophotonics, security, surveillance, augmented & virtual reality, and autonomous vehicles. Teams will be competing for one of ten available slots in the first cohort, guaranteeing them a minimum investment of $100,000, and potentially as much as $1M. Luminate applicants must be incorporated, have a full-time team, should have proven their core technology, and preferably developed a working prototype.

“I am honored to be a part of this distinguished group of key industry leaders and to help facilitate the advancement the OPI industry,” said Jay Kumler.

“The addition of this group of world-class advisors will help improve the chances of Luminate companies ultimately succeeding. The board will participate in the recruitment, selection, coaching, networking and mentoring of the cohort. Each member of the advisory board has a passion for helping new entrepreneurs, and a wealth of knowledge that will guide our startups to spend their time avoiding mistakes, rather than fixing them. That kind of assistance is simply invaluable.” says Don Golini, Advisory Board Chair.

Board of Advisors

  • Eugene Arthurs – CEO, SPIE
  • Milton Chang – Managing Director, Incubic Management
  • Stuart Elby – SVP, Data Center Business Group, Infinera
  • Steve Fantone – Founder & President, Optikos Corporation
  • Mike Foley – Managing Director, Artemis Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Chair, Don Golini – Founder, QED Technologies
  • Jay Kumler – President, Jenoptik Optical Systems
  • Michael Liehr – CEO, AIM Photonics
  • Duncan Moore – Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship, University of Rochester
  • Ryne Raffaelle – VP for Research and Associate Provost, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Darius Sankey – CEO, 3Discovered
  • Jim Senall – President, High Tech of Rochester

For those interested in getting involved with the Luminate accelerator, either as a startup, mentor, corpo-rate or venture partner, please visit

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JENOPTIK Optical Systems LLC Announces the Appointment of Ronald Moore as Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Industry expert Ronald Moore joins Jenoptik Optical Systems’ North American management team as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Jenoptik Optical Systems, a premier provider of optical systems in North America, announces the appointment of Ronald Moore as Vice President, Sales and Marketing effective immediately.

In Mr. Moore’s new role, he will be responsible for developing and executing sales strategies to sustain Jenoptik Optical Systems’ continuing growth, while also managing all aspects of the business unit’s North America marketing and communications.

“Ron’s proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale sales and marketing initiatives will help Jenoptik meet the evolving demands of the global marketplace,” said Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems, LLC.

Ron added that “The US sales and marketing team at Jenoptik Optical Systems has done an outstanding job driving the growth and maturity of the business. Ray Malcom has done a great job in the past 10 years leading the sales organization, and will remain with Jenoptik in a new role focusing specifically on semiconductor equipment business development.”

Ronald Moore has over 25 years of experience in the photonics industry, previously serving as Director of Global OEM Accounts at MKS/Newport, North American Sales Director at New Focus and Global Director of Sales and Marketing for GSI Lumonics.

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JENOPTIK Microoptics: A Leading Technology Presence at OFC and FOE

JENOPTIK continues to lead the way with innovative solutions for the ever-changing ICT market. At the 2017 Optical Networking and Communication Exhibition in Los Angeles, Microoptics got a first-hand look at the unprecedented super cycle on display. The display is setting the pace for telecommunications boom and data center revolution, interacting with more than 70 countries and 14,000 attendees.

Thomas Goundry, BDM of Information and Communication Technology at JENOPTIK Optical Systems says the event offers much-needed visibility to clients and partners. “This is the show to be at for JENOPTIK to continue to build relationships with current ICT customers and develop new partnerships. Our technology continues to provide the solutions our partners are looking for.”

Together with JENOPTIK Japan, the Microoptics team also attended the Fiber Optics Expo in Tokyo this April. Microoptics sales manager Tim Lindsey said that the organization’s global presence further positions them to meet the growing ICT market demand on an international scale. It was also an opportune time to connect and network with our partners in Asia. JENOPTIK Microoptics looks forward to attending the exhibit again in 2018.

If you recently attended an ICT event and would like to connect with us, please reach out to the JENOPTIK team. We look forward to working with you!

Winners of the 2017 SPIE Startup Challenge

Founding Partner Jenoptik once again supported the pitch competition at Photonics West, hosted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Taking first place at this year’s pitch competition for young entrepreneurs was Cellino, a Harvard university team presenting nanodevices for cellular therapy, using lasers and nanotechnology to cure viral or genetic disease that affects the blood. Marinna Madrid (presenter), Nabiha Saklayen and Jakub Florkiewicz accepted the 10,000 USD cash award for first place from Jay Kumler, who is an SPIE Fellow and as President responsible for the optics business of Jenoptik in the USA, on February 1, 2017 (see picture).

The second place was awarded IC Touch which allows blind or visually impaired people to “see” by translation of visual information captured by a camera to spatial tactile stimulation of their cornea. The startup Lumedica came in third place with OQ Eyescope, an accessible and affordable medical imaging technology.

At this year’s Photonics West from January 31 to February 2, a total of 22 semi-finalists were selected for the competition. The entrepreneurs presented their light-based products to an expert team including Jenoptik business development manager and SPIE Fellow Marc Himel. Six finalists were selected to pitch their business ideas in only a few minutes each.

Founding Partner Jenoptik once again supported this annual competition hosted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, with cash prizes and expertise. Jenoptik also sponsored the 5,000 USD cash award for second place and 2,500 USD for third place.

At the trade fair in in San Francisco, Jenoptik exhibited various products and solutions for photonics, medical technology and industrial applications, for example new beam expanders and F-theta lenses as well as customized imaging systems, sensors and polymer-based optics.

Picture, from left: Jakub Florkiewicz, Nabiha Saklayen and Marinna Madrid (presenter) accepted the 10,000 USD cash award for first place from Jay Kumler. ©Marc Himel for Jenoptik.