wafer twente

Twente high-tech companies make transition to 5G possible


December 17, 2015

The EU is investing 1.6 million euros in research conducted by Solmates, LioniX and Satrax

The nanotechnology companies Solmates, LioniX and Satrax together will receive a grand total of 1.6 million euros from the European Union for the development of energy-efficient micro light switches for the telecoms sector. These switches are necessary to allow the transition from 4G to the much faster 5G network. The light switches that are being developed by the three University of Twente spin-off companies will be one million times more energy-efficient and much faster than existing technology. These companies say the high-tech ecosystem in the area around the University of Twente research institute MESA+ and Kennispark Twente make this development possible. “There is a whole innovation chain here, within a radius of several hundred metres.”

EU-Project HAMLET started in Berlin


January 27, 2016

The Fraunhofer HHI is part of the innovative EU-Horizon-2020 project HAMLET (Heterogeneous Advancement and hybrid integration of polyMer and tripLEx platform for integrated microwave phoTonics)which was started in the beginning of January in Berlin. The goal of the project is the joint development of a new kind of transceiver for future 5G-mobile phone networks in the frequency range of 28 GHz.

To this end under the direction of the ICCS of the NTU Athens (Greece) with the partners LioniX, Solmates, SATRAX (all in the Netherlands), Linkra (Italy) as well as the Fraunhofer HHI an international consortium of companies and research institutes has been formed which is able to cover the whole integration chain of the transceiver module.

LioniX Int. and HHI intensify collaboration of their PIC platforms

LioniX International (LXI) and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute Berlin (HHI) will strengthen the collaboration of their Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) platforms by actively supporting the integration of both platforms together. Combining the functionalities of both platforms enables new applications varying from telecom, datacom to bio-photonics, sensing and metrology.