Jenoptik will double its on-site production capacity in Dresden

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Electronic manufacturing | September 16, 2021

The Jenoptik Group intends to build a new production building with an office complex in Dresden (Germany). In total, the photonics group plans to invest around 70 million euros in a clean room facility for micro-optics and sensors for semiconductor equipment.

“We deliberately intend to invest in our micro-optics business in Germany, and specifically in Dresden, the country’s Silicon Valley, an exceptional location for the semiconductor industry,” said Stefan Traeger, President and CEO of Jenoptik. Dresden is Europe’s key location for the semiconductor industry, home to a large number of global companies and research institutes operating in this industry. Jenoptik has been operating here since 2007, manufacturing micro-optics and sensors for use in solid-state lithography systems. Unlike traditional optics, these high-precision components are also manufactured in a process similar to semiconductor production. Construction is expected to start in 2022, with production beginning in early 2025. A further 60 high-tech jobs at the Dresden site will then be added to the current 50. Jenoptik acquired 24,000 square meters of land in Airportpark Dresden in May 2021.

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