The glass structuring revolution

Now ready for mass production

Big breakthroughs in technology can hinge on the smallest of details. Consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial equipment, and other technologies are advancing at incredible pace with new features and functionality every year. Some of the biggest leaps in technology could come from new materials, which enable smaller, faster, and high performance components. Manufacturers are demanding precisely structured glass wafers to drive new applications in sensor, battery, and diagnostic technology.

Challenge

No more trade-offs

Standard techniques for structuring glass wafers have reached their limits in terms of material tolerances due to manufacturing capabilities. Besides, structuring glass is always a trade-off: customers can either focus on low cost, flexibility or tight tolerances. There has not been a gold standard to combine these three customers‘ trade-offs in a beneficial equilibrium.

Flexibility Low
Cost
Tight
tolerances
SCHOTT FLEXINITY®

More precise than ever before: FLEXINITY® offers an outstanding level of geometrical flexibility and tightest structure tolerances, at an appropriate cost level.

Innovation

Changing the game

New breakthroughs in wafer structuring will allow for smaller electronic wafers, sensors, and batteries to give designers and manufacturers more freedom in creating products and integrating components.

Flexibility Flexibility
Accuracy & Precision Accuracy &
Precision
Customized Solutions Customized
Solutions
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Design Freedom

Design Freedom

The high-precision structures of the new FLEXINITY® portfolio of structured wafers enable new application possibilities and advanced miniaturization.

Lowest Tolerances

Lowest Tolerances

FLEXINITY® offers ultra-precise alignment in the customer‘s integration pocess.

Free Choice of Glass

Free Choice of Glass

Every single application demands something different. FLEXINITY® offers users a wide range of different glass types.

Broad Range of Thicknesses

Broad Range of Thicknesses

FLEXINITY® can even structure ultra-thin glass with thicknesses from 3.3 mm down to 0.1 mm.

Individual Solutions

Individual Solutions

FLEXINITY® offers customized solutions and designs. Any shape can be implemented, giving customers complete freedom.

Important industries

Pressure Sensors/MEMS
Pressure Sensors/MEMS
Diagnostics
Diagnostics
Camera Imaging
Camera Imaging
Opto-electronic devices such as LED or LD
Opto-electronic devices such as LED or LD

People

SCHOTT research and development teams came together to explore how to improve glass structuring. Three experts from different parts of the company drove their vision of glass-made design freedom.

“Our products are playing an important role in high-tech electronic and optoelectronic industries. Within our portfolio, structured glass is a key enabler for various technologies.” Matthias Jotz, Global Product Management Semicon, Imaging & Sensing – SCHOTT Home Tech

“With our glass structuring portfolio FLEXINITY® we contribute to the realization of our customers’ product roadmaps. We are acting as a partner – scaling up design ideas to mass production scenarios.” Dr. Ulrich Peuchert, Global Business Development & Product Manager, SCHOTT Special Flat Glass & Wafer

“The great thing about our technology is, that it gives you design freedom and freedom of choice regarding glass types.” Fabian Wagner, Post-Processing Specialist, SCHOTT Research & Development

“Further development of FLEXINITY® requires a smooth interaction of worldwide colleagues, representing material & process know-how and business development. Only together we can create the best solution for our customers.“ Dr. Markus Heiß-Chouquet, Material Scientist, SCHOTT Technical Services

Next

Big leaps in technology depend on high-precision structured glass wafers to enable smaller components capable of higher performance. To support tomorrow’s highly agile development cycles with rapidly changing test designs, SCHOTT continues to advance the structuring of glass in the future.

Let’s define the future of structured glass together.

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Dave Vanderpool
Home Tech
SCHOTT North America, Inc.

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