Laytec celebrates 10 years of activities with new website and premises

In the late 1990s, Dr. Thomas Zettler and a team around him developed and patented the first real-time epitaxy monitoring tool based on reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy – the Epi-RAS. In October 19…

In the late 1990s, Dr. Thomas Zettler and a team around him developed and patented the first real-time epitaxy monitoring tool based on reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy – the Epi-RAS. In October 1999, LayTec was founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Berlin. Today, the company provides the most advanced solutions for monitoring MOVCD, MBE and other thin-EpiRAS film growth processes. Since 2006 the application range of LayTec“s in-situ monitoring systems has been expanded also to amorphous and organic thin-film growth processes (e.g. sputter deposition, VTE, OVPD). In 2008, LayTec realized a strong demand from CIGC and CdTe based solar cell producers. After less than a year, the first orders were signed for SolR – LayTec“s first in-line monitoring system for photovoltaic thin-film application. Now LayTec is cooperating with numerous partners to further develop the cutting edge metrology solutions for the complete range of photovoltaic thin-film processes, with two thirds of its equipment in production line applications for LEDs. LayTec“s website has been re-launched in a new design which now covers all applications that it can serve: compound semiconductors, photovoltaics, oxides and organics. The convenient navigation makes it easy to find metrology solutions for particular applications, download technical documents and learn about LayTec“s latest developments. Moreover, the website invites visitors to a dialogue with LayTec and with other website“ visitors: on the site News/Vews you can comment LayTec“s news, announcements and press releases. Just in time for the company“s anniversary on 9 October 2009, Laytec is moving to the new office that is twice as large as the current facilities. Now LayTec has more labs for research and development, larger rooms for production and quality control, for customer seminars and hands-on training. The new address is: Seesener Str. 10-13, 10709 Berlin, where the company“s birthday party will be held, in the spirit of Germany“s traditional Oktoberfest. Those who wish to attend may send an email to info@laytec.de before 10 September.