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Optical Design & Engineering

SCHOTT wins 2016 German Industry Innovation Award

SPIE Newsroom
28 April 2016

SCHOTT, an SPIE Corporate Member and expert in the area of specialty glass, has won this year's German Industry Innovation Award in the large company category for its ultra-thin glass portfolio.

Thinner than a human hair,  yet so flexible that it can be wrapped around your little finger, this ultra-thin glass is flexible like plastic, but as stable as glass. Ultra-thin glass furthers product innovation in the electronics and semiconductor industries, as it enables the development of faster, more energy-efficient, and thinner devices.

SCHOTT Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Frank Heinricht, received the award from EU Commissioner Guenther H. Oettinger and Nobel Laureate in Physics Prof. Dr. Klaus von Klitzing at a gala event held in Darmstadt on April 16.

"This award is a special honor for SCHOTT and confirmation of our intensive ongoing work on this visionary topic," Heinricht noted. "The award underscores that we have succeeded in bringing a trailblazer for new applications to market with our material innovation ultra-thin glass. Through our close cooperation with national institutes and companies, we are also helping to secure Germany's position as a site for research and technology."

image from SCHOTT received the German Industry Innovation Award

Thinner than human hair, flexible, yet strong, ultra-thin glass serves as the basis for product innovations in the electronics and semiconductor industries. Photo: SCHOTT