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6th ENGINE Newsletter | IQONIC

At the beginning of 2022, the IQONIC project appeared in the 6th edition of the EuropeaN diGital Innovation Network (ENGINE) newsletter presenting the latest results going towards the end of the project itself. With this initiative the aim is that of maximising the impact of European R&D projects, sharing dissemination and exploitation of projects’ results […]

High power disc laser crystal to heatsink bonding technologies

At the beginning of April 2022 the iQonic partners Fraunhofer IOF and HiLase met at Fraunhofer IOF’s facilities in Jena (Germany) to discuss the opportunities and challenges of “high power disc laser crystal to heatsink bonding technologies”, using a ficonTEC CL1500 bonding platform and disc-shaped crystals that e.g. are manufactured at partner Filar OptoMaterials SRL, […]

iQonic 4th Press Release | March 2022

TOWARD THE END OF THE IQONIC PROJECT On February 11th, 2022, partners met online for the 5th General Assembly of the iQonic project. The event aimed at assessing what has been done so far and the results achieved and discussing the next steps for the last months of the project to give the best conclusion […]

IQONIC 5th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

On February 11th,  iQonic partners met online for the 5th General Assembly of the iQonic project. The event aimed at assessing what has been done so far and the results achieved. Furthermore, the next steps for the last months of the project were discussed to give the best conclusion to the iQonic project in September 2022. […]

5th ENGINE Newsletter | IQONIC

At the end of 2021, the IQONIC project appeared in the 5th edition of the EuropeaN diGital Innovation Network (ENGINE) newsletter. This initiative aims at maximising the impact of European R&D projects, sharing dissemination and exploitation of projects’ results and networking and cross-fertilisation in the EU based digital innovation. Have a look at the Newsletter […]

Deploy and running of iQonic KBS supporting the use cases | Web article by Holonix

Within its role of IT technical partner in defining solutions for zero-defect manufacturing in optoelectronics field in the iQonic project, Holonix has recently published the web article titled “Deploy and running of iQonic KBS supporting the use cases”. It describes the release and current use of the KBS software prototype solution developed by Holonix in […]

2nd iQonic funded publication | Brunel University London

On December 10th, 2021 our partner Brunel University London published its second iQonic funded publication titled “An Improved Capsule Network (WaferCaps) for Wafer Bin Map Classification Based on DCGAN Data Upsampling” on the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing website in open access. Wafer bin maps contain vital information that helps semiconductor manufacturers to identify the […]

iQonic partner participation – Digital Technology in Laser Manufacturing Workshop

In October, our partner Brunel University London participated in the Digital Technology in Laser Manufacturing Workshop held by the UK Association of Industrial Lasers (AIUL) at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire a great opportunity to meet and listen to experts in the field of laser and digital manufacturing. On the occasion, Prof. Alireza Mousavi and researcher […]

Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network | Joint Publication by ficonTEC Service GmbH & Prima Electro S.p.A.

iQonic partners, ficonTEC and Prima Electro, collaborate on a joint publication about “Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network” In August 2021 iQonic partners, ficonTEC and Prima Electro released in the peer-reviewed journal Optics Express  a scientific article about “Micro-optics assembly for fast axis collimation by means of convolutional neural network”. […]

Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Lasers | Alpes Lasers

The latest achievement in microfabrication by Alpes Lasers successfully manufacturing the Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Laser On July 27th Alpes Laser announced the successful manufacturing of Single-Mode Interband-Cascade Lasers (ICLs) within the iQonic project. ICLs are a mid-IR light source with emissions in the 2.7 – 3.9 μm range used for the detection of hydrocarbon and other […]

iQonic video is online!

We are happy to show you the presentation video of the iQonic project! Advance in optoelectronics technologies is causing a revolution in consumer electronic goods, solar energy, LED, industrial laser, and other fields. However, backwarded industrial environments can’t catch up with customers’ requests, causing delays, production breakdowns and stops. iQonic intends to develop a holistic framework […]

A view at the high-resolution laser scanning used by FORTH

In this video Sotiris Psilodimitrakopoulos, Postdoctoral Researcher at FORTH, describes the elements of high-resolution laser scanner used to scan the the optoelectronics materials studied and developed within iQonic project. A brief insight into the hardware and research tools used by our partners! 

iQonic System Architecture

Many challanges affect opto-electronics and photonics industry nowadays, including the obsolescence of current manufacturing processes, the concurrent evolution of equipment and instrumentation, an higher request for customization and individualization of produtcion. iQonic answers to these challanges thorugh the study and development of a multi-sensorial component manufacturing and photonic system assembly hardware and software environment for […]

“Three-dimensional characterization of collagen remodeling in cell-seeded collagen scaffolds via polarization second harmonic generation” Paper by FORTH

“Three-dimensional characterization of collagen remodeling in cell-seeded collagen scaffolds via polarization second harmonic generation” is the paper published by FORTH – iQonic partner specialised in research on fundamental and applied issues related to materials science and technology and laser interactions with matter – in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI). Optics […]

iQonic partners: the role of SACMI

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   What is the core activity of your company and which technology is mainly developed in the iQonic project? SACMI is a large international and […]

iQonic partners: the role of Sensap

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   What is the core activity of your company and which technology is mainly developed in the iQonic project? Sensap’s main activity with our partners […]

iQonic partners: the role of Shadow Robot Company

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   What is the core activity of your company and which technology is mainly developed in the iQonic project? At SHADOW we build next-generation robot […]

iQonic partners: the role of Forth

In this series of articles we take a deeper look into the activity of iQonic project partners. An opportunity to understand and review the competences and excellences gathered by iQonic.   Which activities have you carried out in the iQonic project? The main role of FORTH in the iQonic project includes a) contribution to the multisensorial data […]

Data-driven IIoT Solutions | Paper by Holonix

In March 2021 Stefano Borgia from Holonix published a technical article on Italian technical journal “Data Manager” The technical paper provides a contribution about IIoT data-driven solutions supporting Zero Defect Manufacturing . Use of the data gathered from the machinery and manufacturing systems, and extraction of information and added value from them represent the key […]

Technical meeting | ficonTEC & Sensap

Technical visit of Sensap AG at ficonTEC Service GmbH facility for the implementation of the data flow among the ficonTEC AL500 assembly machine, the external Integra Daedalus CPS System by Sensap and the cloud platform iLike Machines by Holonix From October 19th till October 22nd a technical work meeting took place at ficonTEC Service GmbH […]

iQonic use case – Prima Electro

PRIMA ELECTRO – High volume process chain zero-defect manufacturing Interview to Roberto Paoletti – Diode Fab Senior Manager   What is the core activity of Prima Electro and which technologies are mainly developed in the iQonic project? PRIMA ELECTRO is part of the PRIMA INDUSTRIE Group. Its mission is developing and producing electronics and high […]

iQonic 3rd Press Release | September 2020

Towards the development of the iQonic architecture for zero-defect manufacturing of optoelectronic components   The 1st phase (M1-M18) of the iQonic project has just concluded with the 1st Review Meeting with the Project Officer and Monitor. After the collection of requirements, the identification of optoelectronic functionalities and the development of the HW and SW solutions […]

iQonic use case – Alpes Laser

ALPES LASER – Defect categorization, management and yield increase in high variant production   Interview to Tobias Gresch, Process Design Manager at Alpes Laser SA.     What is the core activity of your company and which technology(ies)/sector(s) is(are) mainly developed/involved in the iQonic project? Alpes Lasers SA is a Swiss company specialized in the […]

iQonic use cases – Brighterwave

BRIGHTERWAVE – Shortening and improving the NPI process Interview to Tomi Jouhti and Antti Laakso Co-Founders at Brighterwave.   What is the core activity of Brighterwave and which technologies are mainly developed in the iQonic project? Brighterwave develops and sells lasers and laser projection solutions to augmented reality, automotive and life science applications. For display […]

IQONIC Participation at SPIE.Photonics West 2020 | San Francisco (USA)

On February 3rd – 6th iQonic partners joined at SPIE Photonics West, in San Francisco (USA), to present the project’s activities and most promising results in front of the photonics industry and research community. SPIE. Photonics West is a global conference and a leading event in the photonics industry and research fields, which this year […]

iQonic 3rd General Assembly | Prague

On December 3rd-4th,  iQonic partners came together in Prague for the 3rd General Assembly of the iQonic project. The event, hosted by HILASE aimed to assess the 1st year of iQonic activities and to launch the second year of activities. So, let’s sum this first year up! What have we achieved? Project partners have been working together […]

IQONIC’s numbers

The IQONIC project aims at achieving flexibility, zero-defect production and sustainability in the manufacturing of optoelectronic components. To reach this purpose, the IQONIC consortium is developing a scalable zero-defect manufacturing platform covering the overall process chain, from the design of new components to their disassembly and reintroduction into the value chain at their end-of-life. This […]

Event Modeling in the Manufacturing process: IQONIC Initiatives

Event Modelling in the Manufacturing process: IQONIC Initiatives In the last few months, IQONIC partners have been working on the data acquisition and collection of the production process, both fabrication and assembly (Defect life-cycle management, disassembly and remanufacturing_WP5). The accomplishment of the data analysis will then pave the way for the forthcoming establishment of a […]

2nd Technical Meeting in Filar OptoMaterials | Tortolì

On July 19, IQONIC technology providers met in Tortolì, Italy, for the 2nd Technical Meeting at Filar OptoMaterial. The meeting focused on the implementation of the FILAR use case concerning the Crystal Manufacturing and the Crystal – Heat Sink Assembly use case. This on-site meeting will help IQONIC technology providers to better design advanced instruments […]

Press Release, July 2019 – IQONIC 2nd General Assembly at the Politecnico of Milan

On May 22nd-23rd the Politecnico of Milan (Italy) hosted the 2nd General Assembly of the IQONIC project . The project, which inserts into the optoelectronic technology’s context, will have significant consequences not only for the optoelectronic manufacturing, but for the society as a whole, since it will have an impact on the environment and the […]