Profile & expertise
TRUMPF Photonic Components is a leading innovator with focus on VCSEL -based laser systems (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) and photodiodes. At the headquarter in Ulm, highly qualified employees develop and manufacture special lasers for international clients such as consumer electronics, industry and communication.
TRUMPF Photonics was founded in 2000 and has today a total of four locations with around 300 employees: while in Ulm the VCSEL diodes are developed and produced, downstream applications and assemblies such as sensors and industrial components are manufactured at the locations in Eindhoven and Aachen. In Shanghai, the fourth location is currently a distribution center for the Asia-Pacific market.
VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser) is an innovative laser technology where TRUMPF Photonics drives and addresses high speed data transmission, 3D recognition, optical sensors and digital industrial thermal processes, while significantly reducing the size of sensors and energy consumption in data centers and thermal industrial processes. TRUMPF Photonics has succeeded in mass producing VCSELs, making the technology widely available for the first time.