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01.
September
Structured glass portfolio: SCHOTT FLEXINITY® now more precise than ever before – available in mass production
SCHOTT, inventor of specialty glass and optical technology pioneer, has broadened its structured glass wafer portfolio FLEXINITY® for diverse industry applications. Tolerances are now below the ultra-tight 20 microns (± 10 micron threshold, enabling highly precise and accurate alignments with partner components. SCHOTT’s comprehensive product portfolio offers a broad range of thicknesses, from the ultra-thin 100µm to 3.3 mm. Wide formats of up to 600mm in width are also available. A new production line in Penang, Malaysia now operates on mass production scale. With FLEXINITY®‘s expanded structured glass product portfolio, SCHOTT can offer full services from product development up to mass production. More
17.
June
Better Together: Partnership of Two Industry Leaders Provides Fast and Easy Access to Optical Filters
Two top brands, Edmund Optics® and SCHOTT, have expanded their collaboration to better serve customer needs. More
06.
February
Sights set on the sun – DKIST delivers fascinating first images
The largest solar telescope in the world uses a mirror substrate made of the glass-ceramic ZERODUR® from SCHOTT

The first images from the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) were published at the end of January. They show unprecedented details of the sun’s surface and offer a preview of the outstanding results that are expected from this 4-meter solar telescope. This imaging quality is made possible by a monolithic 4.26-meter mirror made of the glass-ceramic ZERODUR®. The huge mirror diameter and the extraordinary material properties make it possible to observe structures on the sun that are 25 kilometers in size, although the sun is almost 150 million kilometers away. This equates to observing a pea from a distance of 30 kilometers. The resolving power is thus 2.6 times higher than that of the largest solar telescope to date, the Big Bear Solar Observatory near Los Angeles, which also uses a primary mirror made of ZERODUR®.
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03.
February
SCHOTT and WaveOptics Enter Into Strategic Supply Partnership
WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, has launched its new technology platform at the AR VR MR Expo at Photonics West 2020. The new WaveOptics technology platform features waveguides that are ultra-lightweight and offer a wide range of fields of view. This next generation WaveOptics platform will exclusively utilise SCHOTT’s RealView™ wafers, the industry’s most advanced high-index glass wafers proven in mass production enabling unsurpassed image quality for the 1.8RI substrate. This partnership marks the latest milestone in the development of a scalable ecosystem for the manufacturing of wearable AR devices. SCHOTT (booth 841) and WaveOptics (booth 8 in Demo Hall) will discuss their roadmap to consumer-AR at this years’ SPIE AR VR MR Expo and during SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1-6. More
30.
January
SCHOTT Executives Visit White House for Signing of USMCA
Executives from SCHOTT North America’s advanced optics facility in Duryea, Pa, were among manufacturing leaders that visited The White House to witness the signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement on trade (USMCA) on  January 29, 2020. More
30.
January
SCHOTT launches static ceramic converters for superior luminance in the U.S.
New ceramic material is a strong enabler for compact laser light applications

The trend of the worldwide lighting solutions market is more and more focusing on laser light. These technologies promise manufacturers applications with superior performance in a smaller package, but also – thanks to innovative materials - to optimize performance and reliability of the light sources. Especially for laser-pumped phosphor light sources, experts from the international technology group SCHOTT have developed unique phosphor ceramic converter assemblies, which offer high irradiance and superior luminance. After its successful launch at the CIOE in China last year, SCHOTT will present an advanced static ceramic converters product line at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, Feb. 4- 6, 2020. (South Hall, Booth #841) . Integrated on a heat spreader, they enable innovative, compact light sources without moving parts. During the SPIE Photonics West conference program, Dr. Volker Hagemann, Senior Application Manager Ceramic Converters at SCHOTT, will talk about the product and its impact on laser pumped phosphor light sources used in digital projection and specialty lighting.
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29.
January
SCHOTT, Inkron, EVG, and WaveOptics: Global AR leaders team up to enable next-gen waveguides at Photonics West
Prominent Augmented Reality (AR) companies join forces to accelerate the journey to consumer-grade AR wearable devices. SCHOTT, Inkron, EV Group (EVG), and WaveOptics present the world's first waveguides made on glass substrate with a refractive index of 1.9 and a matching nanostructured polymer – produced on a 300 mm wafer platform ready for mass production.

SCHOTT, a leading international technology group and the inventor of optical glass, now unveils SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers with a refractive index of 1.9 and a diameter of 300 mm. These wafers are the basis for high-volume next-generation AR waveguide manufacturing at lower cost per unit, while also maintaining the extremely high precision standards that AR demands. The nanotech company Inkron manufactures the resin that matches the refractive index of 1.9. The resin was used to imprint as many as 24 waveguides on a single 300 mm SCHOTT RealView™ 1.9 wafer using the fully integrated and volume-proven EVG HERCULES® NIL nanoimprint platform. This product combines the glass expertise of SCHOTT and the formulation and resin innovation of Inkron with the standard-setting nanoimprint lithography (NIL) capabilities of EVG by using a renowned waveguide architecture of WaveOptics, the leading optical design house for high-performance waveguides. All companies are united by their aspiration to shape the future of AR. SCHOTT (booth 841), Inkron (booth 5279) and WaveOptics (booth #8 in Demo Hall) will display their parts of the story at the upcoming Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco, Feb. 1-6.
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2019
10.
September
SCHOTT drives autonomous mobility forward
Glass solutions play a key role in improving LiDAR sensors in self-driving cars

When it comes to autonomous driving, light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technologies are the foundation upon which a next-generation machine vision can be built. LiDAR sensors, together with radar and cameras, will be linked by artificial intelligence (AI) to enable the highest level of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS 5) and allow for full automation of all driving functions. However, none of the existing LiDAR technologies on the market today meet the performance and reliability requirements to support fully autonomous driving at a competitive price level. SCHOTT is prepared to propel autonomous driving into the future with the broadest range of high-quality glass components and hermetic packaging available to LiDAR manufacturers and suppliers at scale.
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28.
August
Static ceramic converters enable superior luminance - A new product line from SCHOTT can accelerate the breakthrough of new compact laser light applications
The lighting solutions market seek laser technologies for their superior performance in a smaller package, and manufacturers demand sophisticated materials to optimize performance and reliability. For laser-pumped phosphor light sources, SCHOTT experts have developed special phosphor ceramic converter components, which power high irradiance and superior luminance. The international technology group SCHOTT will launch its new static ceramic converters product line at the CIOE 2019 in Shenzen, China (September 4 – 7, 2019). Integrated on a heat spreader, they enable innovative, compact light sources without moving parts. More
28.
August
300-mm SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers with nanoimprints: SCHOTT and EV Group pave the way for Consumer grade AR/MR glasses
SCHOTT will exhibit the next landmark on the road to consumer grade AR/MR glasses in Hall 9 / Booth # 9E20 at China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE), Shenzhen/China, from September 4-7. More
13.
May
Next generation of SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers enables further expansion of Field of View in Augmented and Mixed Reality
Manufacturers of Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) devices have a new solution to boost user experience by using the new generation of SCHOTT RealView high-index glass wafers with a refractive index of 1.9. Deeply immersive AR/MR applications are now possible, enabled by a wider Field of View (FoV) of up to 65 degrees. SCHOTT’s researchers achieved these remarkable advancements by designing a glass formulation meeting the unique demands of the industry. SCHOTT’s Augmented Reality team will be available for technical discussions at booth 1334 at Display Week 2019 in San Jose, California from May 14 to May 16. More
2018
08.
November
Thin, stable & anti-reflective - cover glass with an attractive trio of properties
SCHOTT is excited to introduce CONTURAN® Tough AS at the “electronica” trade fair as an alternative for mechanically stressed display glazing.

Two letters, one big difference: AS stands for aluminosilicate glass. With this basic substrate, the SCHOTT technology group is not only expanding its range of anti-reflective CONTURAN® glasses, but also its list of positive properties. CONTURAN® Tough AS is 50 percent more break-resistant than comparable hardened float glass and is thinner and more lightweight. At the electronica trade fair from the 13th to 16th of November 2018 in Munich, display manufacturers can find out more exciting details about the new product (Hall B4, Stand 246).
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11.
September
More than magic mirrors on the wall at Hamburg’s stunning concert hall
In Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, television mirror displays produce magical moments utilizing semi-transparent MIRONA®

The curved glass facade of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie looks like a massive wave floating 360 feet (110 meters) above the Elbe River. However, glass, a highly adaptable material, has done more than leave a lasting impression on passers-by admiring the concert hall’s exterior architecture. Inside, the semi-transparent MIRONA® glass from SCHOTT brings out surprising reactions: at first, it appears to be a mirror before it magically transforms into an information display.
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05.
June
ZERODUR® has been SCHOTT’s material answer for demanding high-tech and astronomy applications for 50 years.
Precision material with practically zero expansion
Half a century ago, materials specialists from SCHOTT used an ingenious process technology to develop ZERODUR®, a special glass-ceramic with a coefficient of expansion of nearly zero. This property makes the material ideal for applications requiring the highest precision in fields such as astronomy, IC lithography, the semiconductor industry, metrology, and flat panel display production. In the material’s most recent milestone, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) selected ZERODUR® for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) project. SCHOTT will supply the ELT with 798 ZERODUR® blanks including spares to form its primary mirror out of 798 hexagonal tiles and will create its monolithic mirrors with ZERODUR® as well. SCHOTT is currently investing heavily in its glass-ceramic competence center in Mainz. With new melting capacities and post-processing options for a wide range of technical applications, the company is ideally positioned for the future. More
17.
May
Maximizing the field of view: SCHOTT RealView™ high-index glass wafers bring augmented reality to life
SCHOTT unveils SCHOTT RealView™, a breakthrough in high-index glass wafers that allows more immersive augmented reality (AR) applications. These new wafers are made from optical glass with a high refractive index, enabling a wider field of view (FOV) in AR devices. The geometrical precision of the wafer surface is controlled to unprecedented accuracy, creating superior picture quality with the best contrast and highest definition, enhancing the user experience. SCHOTT is positioned as a global leader in AR materials with its unique fully integrated manufacturing capabilities, its 133 years of leadership in the mass production of optical glass, and its capabilities in high-index wafer and tailored optical coatings. Experts from SCHOTT’s Advanced Optics Team will be available to discuss AR glass in booth 1045 at Display Week 2018 in Los Angeles, California from May 22 to May 24. More
21.
March
Opto-ceramic converters receive innovation award
Brighter than the sun: Opto-ceramic converters from SCHOTT are accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high luminance light sources. The technology group now honored the material and the respective development team from Mainz (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia) with the SCHOTT Innovation Award 2018. More
29.
January
Brighter than the sun: Ceramic laser phosphor converters revolutionize digital projection
New ceramic laser phosphor converters from SCHOTT are accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high luminance light sources. SCHOTT now introduces two ceramic phosphor converters that support the development of brighter digital projection at Photonics West 2018 (hall B, booth 1207). More
29.
January
SCHOTT introduces FLEXINITY®: Structured Glass Breakthrough to Enable Smaller Electronics
SCHOTT is introducing a new, innovative portfolio of structured glass substrates that offers highly accurate and versatile features: FLEXINITY®. Structured thin or ultra-thin glass wafers are used as a substrate for sensors, batteries, and diagnostic technology. The breakthrough will enable new applications and further miniaturization of electronics through thinner glass wafers and structures that are more precise. The technology offers the lowest structuring radius of just 150 micrometers (μm) and a feature size tolerance lower than ± 25 μm. More
09.
January
SCHOTT begins manufacturing primary mirrors for ELT
The SCHOTT melting team has started casting the first mirror segments that will make up the 39-meter primary mirror (M-1) of the European Large Telescope (ELT). To make the segments, liquid glass heated to over 1400 degrees Celsius will be poured directly into molds, and transferred into a cooling furnace and subjected to a ceramicization process lasting several weeks. The result is ZERODUR® glass-ceramic, a material with a thermal expansion of near zero that makes it especially suited to astronomy applications. The SCHOTT production facility in Mainz is expected to complete delivery of the segments by 2024. More
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