G&H: Shaping a New Paradigm in Photonics Technology

Top 10 Photonics Solutions Companies in Europe - 2022

Semiconductors have risen to prominence as facilitators of cutting-edge technology, allowing for the creation of powerful digital gadgets. The growing categories are offering semiconductor firms with a plethora of prospects, particularly in the automotive and artificial intelligence sectors, which rely heavily on semiconductor components in electronic gadgets. Photonics, a branch of the semiconductor and optics industries, has progressed from just powering screens to being used in some of the most complicated measuring systems. Self-driving vehicle manufacturers and enterprises that demand high levels of safety are currently accelerating their operations to take advantage of rapidly evolving innovative technology in order to demonstrate their superiority in their respective fields. The need for semiconductor devices such as microcontrollers, sensors, and memory units will rise as more electric vehicles (EVs) join the market

In this edition of Semiconductor Review, our team of editors have worked alongside a group of photonics industry experts in understanding the best-in-class photonics solution providers and have composed a list of the most promising vendors. These photonics solution providers have set the standards in their separate areas of expertise such as defect analysis, quality testing, monitor production, and semiconductor fabrication, to name a few. Besides, the magazines also share the thoughts of some of the leading photonics experts on the best practices to follow while initiating a photonics project.

We are proud to present our “Top 10 Photonics Solutions Providers in Europe – 2022.”

    Top Photonics Solutions Companies in Europe

  • Aifotec offers the most sophisticated microelectronic solutions – from prototype to mass production.


  • Argotech is a photonics and microelectronics packaging service provider that not only delivers packaging and assembly process solutions to its clients but also engineering services to integrate the PICs into their operations


  • Material science company specialising in the manufacture and supply of advanced polymeric materials, formulations and turn-key solutions for electronics and photonics devices


  • art photonics GmbH

    art photonics GmbH

    art photonics GmbH is a leading manufacturer and supplier for optical fiber solutions of a broad spectral range (from 200nm to 18µm) for OEM market. The company aims to engineer, design and manufacture the highest quality, cost-effective optical fiber solutions of spectroscopy fiber probes & fiber bundles, high power fiber cables for industrial and medical applications by using Silica, CIR and patented PIR fibers. Also, it offers FlexiRay® cables, produced for various lasers in broad spectral range – from Excimer to Diode, solid state, Er:YAG and gas CO- & CO2-lasers. FlexiRay® bundles & convertors designed for a broad spectral range from 0.2-18µm include arranged fiber bundles to measure emission spectra from UV to MIR and fiber combiners to deliver diode laser total power in multi kW range. FlexiSpec® product line is a large family of various fiber probes for process-spectroscopy including ATR –, Raman –, Reflection –, Fluorescence Fiber Probes produced for any type of NIR and MIR spectrometers, for IR-LED, QCL, and MEMS tunable filter spectral sensors

  • HÜBNER Photonic

    HÜBNER Photonic

    HÜBNER PHOTONICS offers a full range of high performance lasers and terahertz systems including single and multi-line Cobolt lasers, tunable C-WAVE lasers, C-FLEX laser combiners, VALO femtosecond fiber lasers and Terahertz imagers and spectrometers. The proven corporate values of the HÜBNER Group are brought together with innovative ideas and top-notch technologies for the whole electromagnetic spectrum. We provide tools and solutions for advanced imaging, detection & analysis that help to enhance human well-being & security, increase quality and efficiency in industrial processes and improve our environment. HÜBNER Photonics is a Division of HÜBNER Group comprising of HÜBNER GmbH & Co. KG, Cobolt AB and VALO Innovations GmbH

  • ICON Photonics

    ICON Photonics

    ICON Photonics company, France, is offering reliable and high-performance optical coupling and packaging solutions for high speed optical communications. It provides a unique 3D wafer-level polymer optical beamshaping solution that meets datacom, telecom but also free-space, sensing and quantum photonics markets. The technology main added-values are Optical coupling of high-speed device from standard to ultimate low size OE/EO device aperture (VCSEL, Photodiodes, PIC). Passive and collective coupling at the wafer level for industrial deployments down to the single-chip level for prototypes development. High flexibility and customisation to meet requirements of the most challenging packaging options

  • Luceda Photonics

    Luceda Photonics

    Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Luceda Photonics’ tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. The team’s expertise in the development of process design kits (PDK) and the design and validation of photonic integrated circuits is used by several research institutes and industrial R&D teams worldwide. Luceda Photonics is a spin-off company of imec, the Photonics Research Group at the Ghent University and the B-PHOT team at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Luceda Photonics offers IPKISS, a complete design framework, including measurement feedback for true component validation

  • Menhir Photonics

    Menhir Photonics

    Menhir Photonics AG manufactures ultrafast lasers with a focus on customer satisfaction and industrial markets, by placing the emphasis on the reliability and robustness of our products. With over 30 years of cumulative experiences in the ultrafast laser industry, Menhir's team is devoted to offer cutting-edge femtosecond laser solutions allowing applications in any situation, from laboratories to harsh environment

  • Photonics Systems Group

    Photonics Systems Group

    The Photonics Systems Group is a leader in laser processing of micromaterials. The group develops, produces, and distributes high-precision machine and process solutions for customised laser applications in the photovoltaic, electronics, and semiconductor industry. The systems are used by renowned international customers in the core markets of Europe, the USA, and Asia. The group employs over 120 people at its headquarters in Krailling, Germany, in the USA, as well as at various locations in Asia

  • VLC Photonics - A Hitachi Hi-Tech Company

    VLC Photonics - A Hitachi Hi-Tech Company

    VLC Photonics is a reliable and committed technical partner and manufacturer of miniaturized and integrated microchips of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC). VLC Photonics was founded in 2011 as a spin-off company from the Institute for Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications (iTEAM) based at the University of Valencia Polytechnica. VLC Photonics is the leading name in providing fabless business models, providing independent pureplay services in collaboration with a global network of packagers, vendors, and foundries