Sensofar earns 2004 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award
Terrassa (Barcelona – Spain), January 25, 2005 – Sensofar-Tech, S.L. was honored with the 2004 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award, which is bestowed only to "the most technically innovative products of the year". The award ceremony was held on the 24 th of January 2005, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA, during 2005 Photonics West.
Sensofar-Tech. was recognized for its innovative Sensofar: Optical Imaging Profiler, whose patented technology consists of a Dual-Technology sensor head that combines both confocal and interferometry techniques for non-contact measurement of the micro- and nano-geometry of technical surfaces.
The use of micro display technology and high power LED illumination on the Optical Imaging Profiler Sensofar makes it a real breakthrough in non-contact optical profiling containing a perfect combination of confocal microscopy, phase shift interferometry and vertical scanning interferometry in the same instrument, and offering a complete solution for an extremely wide range of applications, such as: high aspect ratios and steep samples (MEMS), low reflective and rough surfaces (paper), nano-roughness and nano-features on dissimilar material samples (Semicon industry) or high local slopes in optically smooth and low reflective surfaces (micro-optics/micro-lenses), etc..
The product outperforms all existing systems through a unique combination of innovative technologies. In addition, it has a compact and robust design which makes the Sensofar a complete tool which is ideal for obtaining a fast, non-invasive assessment of the micro- and nano-geometry of technical surfaces in multiple configurations: from a standard setup for R&D and quality inspection laboratories to a manipulator or robot driven system for online process controls and OEM applications.
The Sensofar is distributed exclusively by Sensofar-Tech’s technology partner in the US Solarius Development, Inc..
"We are extremely honored to be selected for this award. We understand the award as recognition of our continuous innovation effort," said Ferran Laguarta, president of Sensofar-Tech. "The 2004 Photonics Certificate of Excellence Award also confirms our position in the market and it will help us to reach the 25% market share of general purpose optical profilers".
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