EV Group and Delo partner on new materials for optical and facial recognition devices
EV Group and industrial high-tech adhesives manufacturer Delo have partnered to enable novel optical devices and applications including biometric authentication and facial recognition for the industrial, automotive, and consumer electronics markets. The partners will leverage EV Group’s leading lens molding and nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process equipment, and advanced adhesives and resist materials from Delo.
The companies say the approach will yield small form-factor optical sensors with high resolution for 3D sensing and other advanced applications. Advanced adhesives and resists play an important role in wafer-level production of next-generation mass market optical sensors, and close collaboration between materials suppliers and process equipment manufacturers enables the development and refinement of processes necessary to ensure high quality products can be manufactured with high reliability.
The partnership is being carried out at EV Group’s NILPhotonics Competence Center at its St. Florian, Austria headquarters, and at Delo’s Windach, Germany headquarters, and will improve and speed up material development cycles, according to the announcement.
“EVG and DELO are known as technology and market leaders in WLO and NIL equipment and, respectively, optical materials, with a proven track record in ramping these technologies and processes into high-volume production,” states Robert Saller, managing director at DELO. “Together we can provide unique know-how in applying wafer-level processing technology to optical and photonics manufacturing, making EVG an ideal partner in the development of our latest products. This collaboration will in turn help us to serve our customers as an application expert and premium partner.”
Company executives are available to discuss the joint development at SEMICON Europa, November 12 to 15 in Munich, Germany.