News › JENOPTIK · On-site pro­duc­tion capa­ci­ties more than doubled

The Group plans to invest around 70 mil­lion euros in a highly func­tio­nal clean­room faci­lity. Con­struc­tion will begin in 2022 – pro­duc­tion to start in early 2025.

The Jen­op­tik Group intends to build a state-of-the-art pro­duc­tion buil­ding with office com­plex in Dres­den. In total, the pho­to­nics group is plan­ning to invest around 70 mil­lion euros in a clean­room faci­lity for micro-optics and sen­sors for semi­con­duc­tor equip­ment. Jen­op­tik acqui­red a 24,000-square-meter plot of land in the Air­port­park Dres­den in May 2021, and since then has plan­ned and desi­gned fur­ther details of the buil­dings. In addi­tion to the hig­hest clean­li­ness and vibra­tion requi­re­ments for clean­room pro­duc­tion, the pro­ject also focu­ses on eco­lo­gi­cal and social aspects – in par­al­lel, Jen­op­tik seeks sus­taina­bi­lity cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for the project.

“We con­sciously intend to make the invest­ment for our micro-optics busi­ness in Ger­many, and spe­ci­fi­cally Dres­den, the country’s Sili­con Val­ley, an out­stan­ding loca­tion for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try,” says Jen­op­tik Pre­si­dent & CEO Ste­fan Tra­e­ger. Dres­den is Europe’s key loca­tion for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, home to a large num­ber of glo­bal com­pa­nies and rese­arch insti­tu­tes ope­ra­ting in this indus­try. Jen­op­tik has been ope­ra­ting here since 2007, manu­fac­tu­ring micro-optics and sen­sors for use in semi­con­duc­tor litho­gra­phy sys­tems. Unlike tra­di­tio­nal optics, these high-pre­cision com­pon­ents are also manu­fac­tu­red in a pro­cess simi­lar to semi­con­duc­tor production

“The new fab will allow us to pool and more than dou­ble our on-site pro­duc­tion capa­city,” says Ste­fan Tra­e­ger. Con­struc­tion is due to begin in 2022, with pro­duc­tion star­ting in early 2025. A fur­ther 60 high-tech jobs at the Dres­den site will then be added to the pre­sent 50.

The micro-optics and sen­sors manu­fac­tu­red here are core com­pon­ents for cur­rent and future litho­gra­phy tech­no­lo­gies (DUV and EUV), enab­ling more com­pact chip struc­tures and thus grea­ter com­pu­ting power with an even smal­ler design. Semi­con­duc­tor growth is par­ti­cu­larly being dri­ven by the expan­sion in data com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and IT, but also by auto­mo­tive and other indus­trial app­li­ca­ti­ons such as the Inter­net of Things, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, etc.

“The con­struc­tion of the state-of-the-art faci­lity in Dres­den is to fur­ther boost Dresden’s appeal in the heart of Sili­con Sax­ony. I would like to take this oppor­tu­nity to assure you of the express com­mit­ment of Dres­den, the state capi­tal, to sup­port the plan­ned com­ple­tion of this ambi­tious pro­ject,” says Dirk Hil­bert, the mayor of Dres­den, on Jenoptik’s investment.

About Jen­op­tik

Opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies are the very basis of our busi­ness: Jen­op­tik is a glo­bally active tech­no­logy group and is active in the three pho­to­nics-based divi­si­ons: Light & Optics, Light & Pro­duc­tion and Light & Safety. Under the TRIOPTICS brand, Jen­op­tik also offers opti­cal test and manu­fac­tu­ring sys­tems for the qua­lity con­trol of len­ses, objec­ti­ves and camera modu­les. VINCORION is the brand for our mecha­tro­nic busi­ness. Our key tar­get mar­kets pri­ma­rily include the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try, medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive and mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring, traf­fic, avia­tion as well as secu­rity and defense tech­no­logy indus­tries. Appro­xi­mately 4,400 employees work for Jen­op­tik world­wide. The Group’s head­quar­ters are in Jena (Ger­many). JENOPTIK AG is lis­ted on the Ger­man Stock Exchange in Frank­furt and is inclu­ded in the SDax and TecDax. In the 2020 fis­cal year, Jen­op­tik gene­ra­ted reve­nue of approx. 767 mil­lion euros.


Les­lie Iltgen
Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons & Inves­tor Relations
+49 3641 65–2291