MWS EU 2021 Speaker
Thomas von Wantoch
Thomas von Wantoch studied Electronics & Information Technology at the University of Kiel, Germany. He worked as a research assistant at the university’s chair of Control & Automation from 2010-2012 before he joined Fraunhofer ISIT in Itzehoe, Germany. As systems engineer and project manager for MEMS electronics, he deepened his expertise in MEMS scanning technology for different consumer and automotive applications (e.g., projection displays for AR/VR smart glasses or LiDAR), as team leader, he gained experience in R&D management and customer/project acquisition. In 2018, Thomas von Wantoch co-founded the startup company OQmented GmbH in Itzehoe with the goal of commercializing the technology he and his team had developed. OQmented develops, produces and sells customized MEMS mirror-based laser scanning solutions, e.g., for lightweight smart glasses or 3D cameras. Thomas von Wantoch is the inventor of 10+ patents and the author/co-author of about 20 international publications on MEMS mirror technology and applications.
MEMS Mirror Micro Projector for Consumer Augmented Reality Eyewear
Smart glasses have the potential to become the next big thing and to create a future market for consumer wearables with annual unit numbers comparable to those of smartphones, provided that stylish, everyday use glasses can be offered to all consumers at a reasonable price. So far, however, there is a lack of display solutions which can deliver sufficiently high resolution, field-of-view, brightness and contrast, but also enable acceptable battery lifetime, small size and a scalable manufacturing process.
OQmented presents the solution to this problem: Our laser beam scanning projection display based on only one single, biaxial MEMS mirror in resonant operation and Lissajous scan mode. Utilizing OQmented’s wafer level (8”) hermetic vacuum encapsulation, the Bubble MEMS® technology, we have minimized energy losses and power consumption effectively and enable ultra-compact, low power and high-performance micro projectors for consumer AR smart glasses.
SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.SCHOTT AG, Hattenbergstr. 10, 55130 Mainz, Germany
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SCHOTT, inventor of specialty glass and optical technology pioneer, continuously widens its structured glass wafer and sheet portfolio FLEXINITY®. Innovations in diverse application fields are pushing the demands for structured glass wafers, each with unique challenges and material requirements. Also, the trend of miniaturization and the need of higher precision continue to drive growth in advanced manufacturing of electronic components. To fulfill this market demands FLEXINITY® provides the highest precision with tight tolerances, widest range of thickness and width, up to ultra-wide diameters. Diverse glass types and strong glass structuring competency allow tailored solutions for applications in a various sectors, such as semicon & sensing, pressure sensor, camera imaging, optoelectronic and RF/IC packaging, biotechnology & diagnostics and sustainable energy. With new production line in Penang, Malaysia, SCHOTT FLEXINITY® offers full partnership from product design and development to mass production.