Photonics is a major techno-logy in the
21st century. With future fields such as laser technology and Micro-optics
it contributes significantly to the technological development in the
areas of industrial and measurement engineering, IT, electronics,
biotechnology and life science.
Over 50 companies with more than 7000
jobs constitute the photonics cluster of this region together with
top-class educa-tional and research institutions.
The diversity of the core
and application fields reflects the technological skills of the location
and the development potential of future application possibilities.
The chart shows core and application fields where photonics companies
operate in East Wuerttemberg. Each keyword of the photonics cluster
represents one or several companies and / or company parts which are
concerned with products, the manufacture of components or system integration.