22 October 2010


LayTec among Germany's 50 fastest-growing technology firms for second consecutive year

At the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 award ceremony in Berlin, Germany on 20 October, LayTec GmbH, which provides in-situ optical metrology systems for thin-film processes, was awarded for the second consecutive year as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology firms in Germany.

The nomination is based on total growth in sales within the last 5 years. Between 2005 and 2009 LayTec increased its turnover by 241%, and as a result it is also one of the 500 fastest-growing technology firms in Europe in 2010.

LayTec’s president & founder Dr Thomas Zettler regards the nomination as recognition of successful technology transfer from research to industry, “Among other factors, LayTec‘s continuous growth has been possible thanks to its position at the interface between research and industry,” he says. “Our R&D department closely collaborates with research institutions in Germany and abroad, and our efficient company structure makes it possible to launch the latest product developments on the global market within a very short period of time.”

Founded in October 1999 as a spin-off of the Technical University Berlin, LayTec quickly established itself in compound semiconductor process metrology, especially for LED production. Since 2009, its integrated metrology solutions have also been applied to solar cell production as well as other large-area deposition processes.

See: LayTec Company Profile

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