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STATE OF THE ART SOLUTIONS FOR INSTRUMENTS AND MODULES BASED ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES

Technobis mechatronics

Since 1996 specialized in carrying out complete product development projects, going from an idea to a successful turnkey product, prototype or series product. One of the main challenges in product development is the translation of the high level specifications drawn up by specialists to a technical design which results in a correctly functioning product. This requires people who are used to cooperate with specialists and work within consortia to realize the most multidisciplinary instruments.

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Technobis fibre technologies

Since 2006 specialized in the development and supply of fibre optic sensing systems and modules for demanding applications. All developments are spectrometry and or interferometry based. Starting with free-space optics, nowadays all new developments are based on integrated photonics. Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits allow custom and highly dedicated system designs for a versatile range of improved performance requirements.

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Technobis ipps

Technobis ipps is a specialized solution provider for ASPIC packaging by supplying dedicated and mid-range volume packaging services. As ASPIC packaging requires complex dedication, our key values are thermal (and mechanical) stability, high performance, low-noise, low power consumption, easy but versatile integration, reliable and repeatable quality.

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Technobis Crystallization Systems

Technobis Crystallization Systems is the leading provider of instrumentation to the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech industries. Our instruments enable researchers to be more successful by providing innovative technology solutions for crystallization-related research.

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Daan Kersten leidt fotonica activiteiten Technobis naar wereldmarkt

oktober 2, 2020

Technobis Group heeft Daan Kersten aangetrokken om een leidende speler te bouwen op het gebied van geïntegreerde fotonische sensoren met de unieke technologie die in de afgelopen achttien jaar is ontwikkeld door oprichter en fotonica pionier Pim Kat en zijn team. Dit team van technische experts heeft een portfolio van oplossingen ontwikkeld en een samenhangende technologie roadmap en is klaar voor integratie in een brede waaier van toepassingen in veeleisende eindmarkten als lucht- en ruimtevaart, medische technologie, mobiliteit en energie, wereldwijd. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine]

Fiber Sensing

september 5, 2020

Optical fibre sensors find widespread use for a multitude of applications due to their small size, light weight, inertness to chemical substances, ability to withstand high temperatures and immunity for electromagnetic interference. Subsequently, optical fibre sensors are frequently used for applications such as Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), where the deformation and dynamic response behaviour of objects are measured using mounted or even embedded optical fibres to the structure being monitored. Read more

Pushing the limits of sensors with PIC technology

augustus 5, 2020

Technobis has always been a pioneering high-tech engineering firm, responding quickly to challenges from the market. Originally specialised in mechatronics, we turned our attention to photonic integrated circuits in 2005 following a technical challenge from ASML in Veldhoven. They commissioned Technobis to build a very special optical interrogator. It needed to measure values generated by Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors with extremely high accuracy. This required a complete rethink of both the system design and manufacturing process. The result was a series of photonic chip designs offering incredible speed, resolution and multiplexing capabilities. Read more [Source: jeppix]

Technologie van Alkmaars bedrijf ‘over tien jaar in elke auto en vliegtuig’

Als alles goed gaat zal er over vijf tot tien jaar in elke auto en in elk vliegtuig technologie zitten van een Alkmaars bedrijf. Dat zegt Pim Kat, oprichter van Technobis, een van de snelstgroeiende hightech-bedrijven van Nederland. Bekijk de video [Bron: nhnieuws]

Pim Kat, Technobis: ‘Het is cruciaal voor hele fotonica-value chain dat Smart Photonics 20 miljoen goed besteedt’

juli 3, 2020

Eerder deze week werd bekend dat het kabinet €20 miljoen euro uittrekt om het Eindhovense hightechbedrijf Smart Photonics voor Nederland te behouden. Het bedrijf, dat fotonische chips produceert, dreigde in buitenlandse, Aziatische handen te vallen. De directe overheidsinvestering was nodig omdat er geen Europese investeerders te vinden waren. Dat terwijl er wel dringend geld nodig was voor het uitbreiden van de productiecapaciteit. Pim Kat, cto en oprichter van Technobis, ontwikkelaar en fabrikant van unieke meetsystemen gebaseerd op geïntegreerde fotonische chips met toepassingen in onder meer medische instrumenten, precisiemachines en vliegtuigen, ondervond vorig jaar dezelfde problemen. Lees verder  [Bron: linkmagazine]

PIC packaging in Technobis

juni 12, 2020

Here’s a video explanation of what Technobis is doing with the knowledge gained to ramp up the quality and complexity while reducing the cost of materials.

Dutch industrial partners in integrated photonics collaborate on pics in space

mei 21, 2020


The PhotonDelta Flagship project connects and involves the main Dutch industry players in integrated photonics, which are now jointly collaborating in the PhotonDelta ecosystem. The consortia is chaired by LioniX International, and involves six SME’s – Bright Photonics, EFFECT Photonics, SMART Photonics, PHIX Photonics Assembly, Technobis Fiber Technologies, VTEC Lasers & Sensors – and the Space and Semiconductor departments from TNO. The companies cover the entire supply chain from chipdesign, chip manufacturing, assembly, packaging and testing. Co-initiator and co-funder of the project is PhotonDelta. Read more [Source: photondelta, Photo: LioniX International]

In januari al een klein crisisteam paraat

april 16, 2020


Technobis uit Alkmaar is een technisch ontwikkelbedrijf, voornamelijk voor de medische- en de vliegtuigindustrie. Er werken in totaal 75 mensen verdeeld over vijf businessunits (TBM, TFT, TIPPS, TCS en TBG). HR-manager Koen van Zelst over een vertraagd effect en de menselijke factor. Lees verder [Bron: huisvanhetwerk]

Haptic feedback with fiber optic sensing

maart 24, 2020


Most of the surgical interventions are performed via Laparoscopic Surgery. A hollow tube is inserted through the skin of a patient. Through this hollow tube, surgical tools are inserted toward the affected tissue. This technique results in a quick recovery and low scar tissue for the patient. However, the surgeon is not in direct contact with the tissue; doesn’t know how tight to grip and thus creates unintentional damage.

The OptiGrip is a surgical tool with Fiber Bragg Grating imbedded in the tip. These FBGs respond to the stress and strain in the pincher that are translated to haptic feedback on the handle of the tool. In-vivo experiments with this tool resulted ‘feeling the heartbeat in the blood vessel through the handle bar’.

Turnkey Systems

februari 25, 2020

Technobis has carried out various development trajectories for customers in the field of life sciences. These trajectories have resulted in the delivery of a turnkey prototype or products which are assembled in series at Technobis. Read more

Active Capital Company and management invest in Technobis Group

september 9, 2019


Active Capital Company (ACC) invests in Technobis to scale-up the group and enable the accelerated roll-out of its integrated photonics solutions. Read more

HIGH RESOLUTION STRAIN MEASUREMENTS

maart 23, 2019

ASML requires high resolution strain sensing in their lithography machine in order to correct for nanometer vibration of the mechanics. A scanning narrow-linewidth laser, aligned to a pi-shift FBG, is inserted into an on-chip unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), i.e. “PalawanGator”.Read more

Cleaning and Inspection of connector and fibre

maart 15, 2019

Technobis Software tutorial

maart 1, 2019

Aerogator setup

Switched Gator setup

Nederlands fotonica-ecosysteem investeert, produceert en loopt internationaal voorop. ‘Nederland kan Silicon Valley van fotonica worden’

januari 15, 2019

Dit jaar heeft het Nederlandse fotonica-ecosysteem grote stappen gezet: een Nationale Agenda Fotonica is gelanceerd en een publiek-privaat investeringsplan is goed voor 242 miljoen euro in acht jaar. Op diverse plaatsen wordt gewerkt aan opschaling van de capaciteit voor de productie en packaging van geïntegreerde fotonische chips. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine]

Nieuwe pilot-productielijn fotonica voor mkb

december 6, 2018

Het € 13,9 miljoen project OIP4NWE (Open-Innovation Photonics pilot voor Noordwest-Europa) is van start gegaan, ondersteund door het Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Europese territoriale samenwerkingsprogramma (dat is gebaseerd op de samenwerking van organisaties uit acht landen: België , Frankrijk, Duitsland, Ierland, Luxemburg, Nederland, Zwitserland en het Verenigd Koninkrijk). Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

RF/MRI compatible in-vivo temperature sensing

november 24, 2018

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Diagnostic instruments are the tools physicians use to acquire data about the patient. Important parameter is the body temperature, both externally on the skin and in-vivo. Especially during Hyperthermia, the in-vivo body temperature is a parameter that needs continuous monitoring. Read more

Technobis technologie is geselecteerd door Airbus voor een applicatie in de A350

november 10, 2018

Tien jaar heeft Pim Kat zich het hoofd gebroken over geïntegreerde fotonica, in de eerste jaren met de nodige steun van ASML dat er toepassingen voor zijn lithografiemachines in zag. Achttien miljoen euro heeft hij er al in geïnvesteerd. Maar nu heeft hij dan met zijn Technobis eindelijk z’n eerste slag geslagen. Via system integrator Saab gaat hij zijn fotonische ‘doosjes’ aan Airbus leveren. Lees verder [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Nederland loopt op kop in de race om de licht-chip

augustus 18, 2018


Het lukt bedrijven steeds beter om ingewikkelde toepassingen van fotonica op millimeters grote chips te krijgen. Het Alkmaarse bedrijf Technobis meet met fotonische chips onder meer de krachten op constructies. „Als je materiaal belast, treedt er rek op”, zegt directeur Pim Kat. „Die rek kan je met ingebouwde fotonische chips meten via veranderingen van de golflengte van het licht.” Bij een project met Airbus meten chips krachten op het landingsgestel van vliegtuigen. Met Boeing heeft het Alkmaarse bedrijf ook een project … Lees verder [Bron: NRC.nl]

Workshop on ASPIC-based sensing in Aerospace

juli 28, 2018


On May 22 a group of experts in the field of Aerospace and Integrated Photonics participated in a workshop that was hosted by Technobis at their new Integrated Photonics Packaging Services facility in Alkmaar, NL. The use of integrated photonics, in fiber optic sensing in particular, has reached a point of maturity and awareness, that technology push and market pull forces match at an accelerating pace. Technobis is in a position of the value chain to identify views and trends from different sides, hence initiated a broader discussion on the current state-of-the-art developments, needs and remaining challenges in the field of Aerospace. A field that traditionally adopts innovating technology early in the development cycle. Read more

ABN AMRO arranges financial space to support Technobis ramp-up scenario

maart 23, 2018

ABN AMRO and Technobis strengthen their collaboration resulting in a 1 million long-term financing package to support Technobis ramp-up scenario based on integrated photonics technology for optical sensing systems.

Technobis extended facility is completed

februari 14, 2018


Four years ago Technobis opened its new facility at Energy Innovation Park in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Since then, Technobis is expanding rapidly. Sales is ramping up and we are welcoming new customers at all of our companies.

Link-publicatie en handelsmissie brengen Lionix en Technobis om de tafel

januari 30, 2018

Afgelopen najaar maakte Lionix International te Enschede bekend te starten met het ontwikkelen en bouwen van een foundry voor het packagen en assembleren van alle typen fotonische chips (pics). Lees meer [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

RTLZ Doe maar duurzaam 2018 Technobis

januari 17, 2018


We shared our story of replacing large, heavy, expensive and power-hungry systems for sensing applications with Photonic Integrated Circuits.

Our products became smaller, lighter and also thousands of times more accurate.

With special thanks to Bright Photonics, our design house for Photonic Integrated Circuits.

Technobis Generic Package @ VPRO Tegenlicht (from minute 07:00)

december 15, 2017

Ondanks de aanstelling van een klimaatminister, werd er vooral teleurgesteld gereageerd op de nieuwe klimaatdoelen van de regering. Weinig ambitieus en zeker niet genoeg, vonden critici. Hoe kunnen we de transitie naar duurzame energie wel een flinke versnelling geven? Nederland loopt vooralsnog sterk achter ten opzichte van de rest van Europa. Ruud Koornstra, duurzaam ondernemer en energie-commissaris, denkt dat een snelle overgang naar een duurzaam Nederland haalbaar is. VPRO Tegenlicht reist mee op de missie van een ondernemende activist. Bekijk de video  [Bron: www.vpro.nl]

Cooperation in Advanced Sensor Solutions

november 27, 2017


Settels Savenije Group and Technobis have agreed upon strategic cooperation ✍️, combining their in-depth know-how on integrated photonics and accurate sensing solutions for applications in extreme environments. This makes it possible for both companies to tap directly into each other’s expertise and know-how. New and exciting possibilities for sensing are now available, using chip-based integrated photonics that enable the development of miniaturised, low-cost high-accuracy sensing solutions. Technobis and Settels share the vision of using integrated photonics to develop and manufacture sensing solutions for ultra-high and clean vacuum, high speed equipment and opto-mechatronical systems.

Fiber sensing solutions for aerospace – Partner to world leaders

november 24, 2017

Ramp up the ecosystem

oktober 20, 2017

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Technobis Fibre Technologies started developing interrogators for FBG sensing in 2006. Following a successful development and launch of our Deminsys system, we started developing the most sensitive FBG interrogator in the world for ASML. This forced us to use integrated photonics to achieve stability in the sub-femtometer (10-15 m). Using Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) in several foundries, we developed the chips for ASML and at the same time our own Gator interrogator products.

DataSense®

oktober 10, 2017

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These days, in the exhilarating world of Integrated Photonics, innovations seem to be daily business. With fiber optics being one of the major appliance platforms, the benefits of integrated photonics over conventional photonics are enormous. The use of, and demand for, optical fiber are growing and applications are versatile and numerous.

More than a system supplier

oktober 1, 2017

Our mission within Technobis Crystallization Systems is to make researchers all over the world more successful by providing smart and fast solutions, based on our unique technology, knowledge, and expertise.

Technobis: vraagtekens bij investering overheid in tweede fotonica packaging-foundry in Nederland

september 28, 2017

LioniX International heeft dit voorjaar, met steun van de overheid, het bedrijf PhiX opgericht. Daarin wil het packaging- en assemblage-technologie ontwikkelen voor alle typen fotonische chips, met de ambitie PhiX te laten uitgroeien tot een onderneming met een omzet van meer dan 1 miljard euro in 2025. Lees meer [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

ASML bereid Nederlandse fotonica-keten te hulp te schieten

april 10, 2017

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Terugkijkend in, zeg, 2025, wordt half maart 2017 misschien wel als kantelpunt in de mondiale integrated photonics evolutie aangewezen. In het unieke Nederlandse ecosysteem bundelden zich de krachten ter versnelling van de ontwikkeling van deze technologie die de voortgaande groei van datacenter- en telecom- (5G) verkeer moet opvangen, evenals van een breed spectrum aan nieuwe, vaak sensing-gebaseerde, toepassingen. $1/Gbps@400Gbps werd gedefinieerd als het ‘man op de maan’ roadmap-doel voor 2019. Lees meer [Bron: linkmagazine.nl]

Fiber sensing in Aerospace

maart 28, 2017

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Technobis, the most innovative Dutch manufacturer of Integrated Photonics based fiber sensing systems and devices has launched its new miniature fiber sensing product the AeroGator, which is specifically designed towards multi-parameter aerospace applications.

ASPIC Packaging

augustus 8, 2016

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Technobis mechatronics is designing a completely new, upscaled production line that will allow it to respond to the growing demands of external clients and the needs of its sister company Technobis tft-fos. This production line will be used to process bare optical chips into integrated, packaged photonic electronic assemblies also known as ASPIC (Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits) packages.

Gator PIC based interrogator

augustus 1, 2016

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The beauty of fibre optic sensing is the versatility of its applications. The slender fibres on which the technology is based can be installed almost anywhere without impairing their ability to measure useful physical parameters accurately. The possible applications are almost endless … but who would have imagined that that fibre optic sensing would pay off in a racing car?

10 Years of pioneering work in solid state research

juli 25, 2016

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Technobis Crystallization Systems is a pioneer in the field of solid state research and has developed a number of unique proprietary technologies. Our mission is to help researchers all over the world in their work by providing smart, fast solutions based on our unique innovative technology, knowledge and expertise.

Multi-Project Packaging Run (MPP)

juli 22, 2016

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Technobis ipps have been offering a generic packaging process at very competative rates. By combining the packaging of one MPW run we can reduce the price of packaging of functional chips.

Technobis launches its new product family for EXTREME fiber sensing

juni 6, 2016

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Leading provider of EXTREME fiber sensing systems, Technobis is launching its new product family for fiber sensing based on Integrated Photonics, i.e. Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (ASPIC). ASPIC technology supports existing and future sensing and monitoring solutions for challenging applications and stringent environments. Read more

Technobis Celebrates 20th Anniversary

april 2, 2016

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Technobis was co-founded in 1996 by CEO Pim Kat. The work regarded building and supplying of machines, while having a small backlog in deliveries.

EXTREME Dynamic Loading

november 27, 2015

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Last September we had the kick-off for the Horizon2020 project ‘EXTREME Dynamic Loading – Pushing the Boundaries of Aerospace Composite Material Structures’. With an ambitious objective, it’s an important next step in composites structures development.

Pim Kat receives EPIC Phoenix Award 2015 that Recognizes Entrepreneurship in Photonics

april 14, 2015

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I’m really proud to receive this EPIC Phoenix award. It’s particularly rewarding for me to have been recognized and acknowledged in such a remarkable group of entrepreneurs in photonics. Thanks to these ambitious people and innovative companies we’ve made great progress in photonics as an enabling technology.” says Pim Kat, CEO and Founder of Technobis, after being presented with the prestigious award.

‘Binnenkort nemen we voor het eerst een bedrijf over’

januari 12, 2015

‘Nog geen twintig jaar geleden begon Technobis als een tweemanszaak in een caravanstalling in Heemskerk. Inmiddels werken er zo’n 35 mensen aan de nieuwste optische chips en de beste medische instrumenten, dé specialiteiten van ons bedrijf. We vallen onder de Topsector High Tech Systemen en Materialen.

VitaQ anesthesia instrument launched

november 19, 2014

After a period of development and prototyping Technobis is proud to tell the world about the VitaQ anesthesia instrument. In this article we will give a brief insight in the development trajectory of the instrument. Technobis was invited to participate in the development of the VitaQ anesthesia instrument / ICU ventilator on base of special know-how and medical equipment production in a certified facility.