Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Optical Innovation News 2013 to 2014 Optical Innovation News Archive Resources Bandpass Linear Variable Filters Materion offers cutting edge solutions for true bandpass type linear variable filters (LVF) primarily used in life sciences applications. Cassini Spacecraft Still Operating Materion provided the filter arrays for the VIMS instrument on Cassini spacecraft. Dust-Free Solution for Image Projection Materion develops Hall Sensor Color Wheel. EIS Optics Officially Materion Precision Optics Our Shanghai facility completes its name transition. Engineered Thin Films Materion’s ETF enable innovative new technologies by providing nearly limitless material coating options. Evolution In Projection Materion at forefront of technology trends in projection display market. Evolution of Coating Processes Incorporating optical coatings at the wafer-level stage was inspired by semiconductor manufacturing processes. Materion typically coats wafers up to 200 mm. Evolution of Coating Processes-Technical Paper Incorporating optical coatings at the wafer-level stage was inspired by semiconductor manufacturing practices. Materion is similarly patterning its processes. Filter Micro-Assembly Taken to a New Level Materion develops 137-element multi-spectral filter micro-array. Gaia - A Success Story Materion produced the coatings for the precision optical filter for the Gaia Mission. Gesture Recognition Technology and Precision Optical Filters Materion optical filters contribute to gesture recognition technology. Hubble Celebrates Silver Anniversary Materion Has Long History of Hubble Telescope Support High Value Coatings - Materion as Technology Leader We provide a broad range of innovative solutions for thin film coating needs. Hubble Confirms Furthest Supernova Materion bandpass filters have role. IR Detection and Sensing The impact of Materion’s wafer level packaging on the market. Infrared Filters Growing Market Materion boosts production capacity to meet increased demand for infrared (IR) filters. Landsat & MODIS Pinpoint Coldest Spot on Earth Satellite carries Materion filter arrays on mission to measure temperatures. Innovative Phosphor Wheel Will Improve Performance Materion is developing an advanced phosphor wheel that targets high power laser and hybrid projectors. Large Area Coater Up and Running Materion’s state-of-the-art Lage Optics Coating Facility in Westford, MA is now operational. Large Area Optics Lab Fully Operational Materion’s new laboratory is complete and undertaking astronomy projects in five countries Low Defect Wafer Level Coatings Materion establishes extraordinary defect control in our coating deposition processes. Meet Bill Christopoulos Director of Commercial business at Materion Precision Optics, responsible for technological development and market growth. Major Issues for Gas Detector Manufacturers Our optical filter design assists with carbon dioxide, methane and other gas detection. Meet Materion David Harrison David Harrison focuses on connecting customers in the CMOS image sensor community with Materion technology and capabilities. Materion Nominated for NASA Group Achievement Award Materion Westford, MA Facility’s Work on Mars Rover (Curiosity) leads to nomination. Meet Materion Jason Ridley Materion introduces staff engineer Jason Ridley of the Wesford, MA facility. Meet Materion Bob Sprague Director of Materion’s Rapid Development Center specializes in optical thin films. Meet Materion Michael Newell Learn more about Materion Precision Optics Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Meet Materion Mike Tatarek Meet Director of Technology at Materion Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings, Mike Tatarek. More Than Optical Thin Films! Materion offers a broad scope of engineered films. Meet Materion Patrick Flaherty Design Engineering Manager has been with Materion almost twenty years. Meet Materion Tom Mooney Introducing our Product Engineering Manager for Space and Astronomy. Message from Materion Management Barr Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings introduces a new quarterly newsletter. NASA Hands Off Next Generation Landsat 8 Mission to observe earth from orbit includes instruments that carry Materion filter arrays. Olympic Materion Connection Employee’s Son Member of Team USA. NASA Launches Landsat Spacecraft Materion produces filter arrays for the Landsat and multiple space, science & astronomy missions. New Director of Materion Global Sales Stuart Lawson to head new global sales organization encompassing US, Asia and Europe. New Generation LumiWheel Materion new design raises efficiency and overall brightness of image projection. New Wafer Level Cell to Increase Capacity Materion Construction of new wafer level cell facility nears completion. New Wafer Level Coating Cell MManufacture and testing for extremely large optical fitlers enhanced. Optical Innovations News Vol 1 Issue 1 Feb 2013 This premier issue of Materion's newsletter "Optical Innovations News" includes articles on Materion filter arrays used by NASA, wafer level packaging technology, gesture recognition and more. Optical Innovations News Vol 1 Issue 2 May 2013 This issue covers a range of topics of interest to the precision optics and thin film coating industry including updates on the Materion large area coater, new global sales director, new wafer level coating cell and latest generation LumiWheelTM. Optical Innovations News Vol 1 Issue 3 Aug 2013 Materion's quarterly technical newsletter covering topics of interest to the thin film coatings and precision optics industries. Optical Innovations News Vol 1 Issue 4 Nov 2013 This issue of Barr Precision Optics & Thin Film Coatings newsletter covers topics ranging from the fully operational large area optics lab to a new color wheel, 3D patterning tool, rugate filters and more. Optical Innovations News Vol 2 Issue 1 Feb 2014 In this issue of Precision Optics' newsletter, read about Materion products on Mars and other space missions. Also, technical articles on optical interference filters, a new dichroic polarized filter and low temperature sputtered coatings for plastics. Optical Innovations News Vol 2 Issue 2 May 2014 A technical quarterly newsletter from Materion covering topics related to precision optics and thin film coatings. Optical Innovations News Vol 2 Issue 3 Aug 2014 This issue of the newsletter covers a range of topics including very large narrow bandpass filters, IR detection and sensing, projection display evolution, engineered thin films and more. Parallelogram Filter Array - Patent Pending Materion’s new innovative micro-array technology design provides higher quality imagery. Pushing the Envelope - Wafer Level Packaging Technology Materion exceeds requirements for coating silicon with IR wafer level packaging Rugged Rugate Filters Materion fabricates filters in a wide range of materials. Satellite Launches Carry Specialized Materion Optics Satellite launches carry Materion specialized optics. Shanghai Facility Excels with Low Defect Wafer Coatings The projection display and imaging sensing industries require high volume advanced wafer level optical packaging and low defect wafer level coatings. State of the Art Patterning Materion Uses Custom 3D Tool to Maximize Patterning Capability Thin Film Coatings on Flexible Substrates Materion Large Area Coatings in Windsor, CT provides key functional components for applications in the medical and display industries. Vietnam Launches 1st Earth Observation Satellite Materion provides multispectral filter arrays for mission.