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ifw optronics main building in Jena

Our story of success

ifw optronics can look back on decades of longterm expierence in the development and production of electro-optical components. Our location in Jena/Germany offers outstanding  conditions for succesful cooperations of science and industry.  Meanwhile our products are well known beyond the borders of the "Optical Valley Jena" and used worldwide.

1981founded as a centre for inhouse production and development of hybrid integrated circuits and electro-optical components for the demands of the company Carl Zeiss Jena
1990service centre of the company JENOPTIK GmbH, development and production of components for inhouse demand and the open market
1992increasing specialisation on electro-optical components with the main target on UV-detectors based on silicon carbide (SiC)
1995JENOPTIK GmbH hands over the department to Günter-Köhler-Institut für Fügetechnik und Werkstoffprüfung GmbH - ifw jena
2009outsourcing of ifw optronics GmbH as a 100% daughter of ifw jena
2012photodiodes from ifw optronics on Mars