News and Reviews (May 2014)

Prism Award Winner

During the Photo­nics West exhibition the winners of the 2014 Prism Awards were announced in San Francisco. Nanoscribe´s 3D printer Photonic ­Professional GT was awarded for the most innovative product in the category ”Advanced Manufacturing”.

The unrivaled 3D laser lithography system convinced the jury of its excellent performance, accuracy and tremendous speed-up for the fabrication of nano- and microstructures. “I am very proud due to the ­industry-wide recognition of this award of photonics,” said CEO Martin Hermatschweiler at the award ­ceremony. Prism Award is granted annually by the International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE for outstanding innovations in photonics that break with conventional ideas, solve problems, improve life, and are newly available on the market. Each of the nine categories in 2014 is meant to isolate a specific contribution in photonics, in a technology area or sector of the industry.

Prism award winner
Winner team: Dr. Michael Thiel, Martin Hermatschweiler, Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener, Dr. Wanyin Cui (from left)