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  • In memoriam Prof. Markus-Christian Amann

    November 26th, 2016. Brolis Semiconductors is saddened by a sudden and unexpected loss of Prof. Markus-Christian Amann ( 1950-2018). Markus-Christian Amann was a chair of semiconductor technology at Walter Schottky Institut, TU Munich until his retirement in 2018. Brolis is a proud spin-off from Prof. Amann’s group. His school of thought is strongly followed in the […]

    November 26th, 2016. Brolis Semiconductors is saddened by a sudden and unexpected loss of Prof. Markus-Christian Amann ( 1950-2018). Markus-Christian Amann was a chair of semiconductor technology at Walter Schottky Institut, TU Munich until his retirement in 2018. Brolis is a proud spin-off from Prof. Amann’s group. His school of thought is strongly followed in the company’s culture. A man of discipline and a great teacher is missed sadly.

    Prof. Markus Christian Amann during the official opening ceremony of Brolis Semiconductors alongside with the founders and the President of Lithuania Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite. December 5th, 2012 Vilnius, Lithuania

    Prof. Amann giving a lecture during the last visit to Vilnius on August 23rd, 2018.

    Short biography:

    Prof. Amann (b. 1950) has held the Chair of Semiconductor Technology at the Walter Schottky Institute since 1998. His research field is opto-electronic components and III-V compound semiconductor technology. In this field, he focuses on innovative semiconductor lasers for sensor technology and broadband communication applications in the near and mid-infrared range as well as terahertz radiation sources.

    After completing his studies in electrical engineering at TUM, Prof. Amann received his doctorate in 1981. From that year until 1994, he played a key research role at Siemens AG, becoming a member of the senior management team for the development of laser diodes. Prior to becoming a full professor at TUM, he headed up the Chair of Technical Electronics at the University of Kassel until 1998. Two spin-off companies originated from Prof. Amann’s group – Vertilas GmbH ( 2001) and Brolis Semiconductors UAB ( 2011). He is also a member of the VDE and a fellow of the IEEE.

  • Brolis wins Most Disruptive Innovation Award at Deloitte Technology Fast 50 CEE!

    2018.10.11 Warsaw, Poland. Deloitte has announced this year’s 50 fastest growing technology companies in central and eastern Europe in their “Technology Fast 50 CE” ranking. Also, special awards have been announced. We are very happy and proud to announce that Brolis not only was ranked #6 fastest growing company in the region with its >1500% […]

    2018.10.11 Warsaw, Poland.

    Deloitte has announced this year’s 50 fastest growing technology companies in central and eastern Europe in their “Technology Fast 50 CE” ranking. Also, special awards have been announced.

    We are very happy and proud to announce that Brolis not only was ranked #6 fastest growing company in the region with its >1500% growth, but also scooped the “Most Disruptive Innovation Award”.

    See the full ranking here:

  • Brolis demonstrates in-vivo spectroscopic sensing through skin

    September 14, 2018. Latest research results from Brolis Semiconductors sensor and MBE team have been published in the OSA Biomedical Optics Express journal. Paper summarizes the development of beyond state-of-the-art GaSb swept-wavelength laser platform for the use in non-invasive in-vivo spectroscopic sensing of blood constituent. Experimental results of spectroscopic sensing of key biomolecules is presented […]

    September 14, 2018. Latest research results from Brolis Semiconductors sensor and MBE team have been published in the OSA Biomedical Optics Express journal. Paper summarizes the development of beyond state-of-the-art GaSb swept-wavelength laser platform for the use in non-invasive in-vivo spectroscopic sensing of blood constituent. Experimental results of spectroscopic sensing of key biomolecules is presented – glucose, lactate, serum albumin. Furthermore, experimental proof of non-invasive sensing through skin is demonstrated – providing clear motivation to re-visit non-invasive optical sensing technology for glucose and other molecules. Spectroscopic sensor, described in the paper utilizes a MEMS-tunable external cavity laser diode concept developed jointly with CSEM ( Switzerland) under the EUROSTARS-2 project “SWIRsense”. Medical aspects of the work were supervised by Prof. Žilvinas Dambrauskas and Prof. Antanas Gulbinas of LSMU (Lithuania). The ultimate goal is to transfer the sensor from the table-top concept to a system-on-a-chip concept based on hybrid GaSb/Si approach, which is a running internal project at Brolis between Vilnius and Ghent RnD teams.

    “We see this paper as a teaser for the technology we have been developing at Brolis for the last 5 years. Our team was active in building up the concept, theoretical models and literally creating components that do not exist on the market today. Without the unique capability of full in-house technology access, this would be impossible. Currently our sensor is deployed for building up the library necessary for the validation model, where we already see incredible performance such as sensing lactate and glucose in the entire 1-30 mmol/l range with RMSEP of ~ 0.3 mmol/l and correlation of 99%, ” says Augustinas Vizbaras, head of the chip and the sensor technology at Brolis.

    The paper is open-access and can be found here

Upcomming Events

  • SPIE Photonics West 2019, San Francisco, USA

    February 5-7, 2019. San Francisco, USA. Brolis Semiconductors will be exhibiting at world’s largest photonic fair for 8th year in a row. Visit our team in North Hall D, booth #5182 and see our latest developments in the field of integrated photonics for next-generation wearable healthcare devices as well as LIDAR applications.   North Hall D, booth […]

    February 5-7, 2019. San Francisco, USA.

    Brolis Semiconductors will be exhibiting at world’s largest photonic fair for 8th year in a row. Visit our team in North Hall D, booth #5182 and see our latest developments in the field of integrated photonics for next-generation wearable healthcare devices as well as LIDAR applications.

     

    North Hall Dbooth #5182

    We will also give a talk on recent breakthrough in biomedical sensor technology during SPIE BIOS conference:

    Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XIX: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics

    Session 7:
    Optical Glucose Monitoring Approaches
    Tuesday 5 February 2019
    1:20 PM – 3:00 PM

    Session Chair:

    Brent D. Cameron, The Univ. of Toledo (United States)

    Hybrid GaSb/Si swept-wavelength laser sensor technology for next-generation wearable healthcare device platform 
    Paper 10885-31
    Author(s): I. Šimonyte, A. Miasojedovas, T.Bučiūnas, Brolis Semiconductors UAB (Lithuania); A. De Groote, Brolis Semiconductors BVBA (Belgium); A. Trinkūnas, M. Greibus, G. Naujokaitė, Brolis Semiconductors UAB (Lithuania); G. Roelkens, Univ. Gent (Belgium), IMEC (Belgium); Ž. Dambrauskas, A. Gulbinas, Institute for Digestive Research, Lithuanian Univ. of Health Sciences (Lithuania); K. Vizbaras, A. Vizbaras, Brolis Semiconductors UAB (Lithuania)

    Abstract
    In this work we report on recent progress in developing beyond-state-of-the-art GaSb-based swept-wavelength laser technology as a key building-block of the proposed spectroscopic sensor concept. We provide experimental data of in vitro sensing concentrations down to the normal physiological range and beyond for glucose, lactates, urea and bovine serum albumin. Furthermore, we provide initial experimental evidence of non-invasive in vivo sensing experiment. Finally, to demonstrate the full potential of the spectroscopic sensor technology for the wearable device market, we present results of our initial effort to realize a complete spectroscopic sensor system-on-a-chip based on hybrid GaSb/Si material platform.

     

  • 14th annual National Conference on Lasers: Science and Technology 2018

    August 24, 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania (The “G-spot” for lasers).  Brolis Semiconductors together with National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) and Lithuanian Laser Association will host the annual 14-th National Conference “Lasers: Science and Technology”. This year’s event is dedicated to the centenary of Lithuania and is under the patronage of H.E. the President […]

    August 24, 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania (The “G-spot” for lasers). 

    Brolis Semiconductors together with National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) and Lithuanian Laser Association will host the annual 14-th National Conference “Lasers: Science and Technology”. This year’s event is dedicated to the centenary of Lithuania and is under the patronage of H.E. the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus Šimašius. The theme is focused on semiconductor lasers, silicon photonics and entrepreneurship and will be covered by famous experts from all over the world: Prof. Roel Baets (University Ghent, Belgium), Prof. Markus-Christian Amann (Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany), Dr. Ralf Meyer (Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany), Dr. Steve Lecomte (CSEM, Switzerland), Dr. Gediminas Juška (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland), Dag Syrrist (Global BSN, USA), Alvydas Žabolis (Žabolis and Partners, Lithuania).

    Conference program can be downloaded here

     

  • ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School 2018

    June 11-15, 2018 Ghent, Belgium. Brolis Semiconductors is proud to sponsor the 3rd ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School!The summer school runs from 11th to 15th June 2018  and is followed by the design course from 18th to 22nd June 2018 at Ghent University (Belgium). The two modules can be taken together or separately. The Silicon Photonics Summer School is designed to […]

    June 11-15, 2018 Ghent, Belgium. Brolis Semiconductors is proud to sponsor the 3rd ePIXfab Silicon Photonics Summer School!The summer school runs from 11th to 15th June 2018  and is followed by the design course from 18th to 22nd June 2018 at Ghent University (Belgium). The two modules can be taken together or separately.

    The Silicon Photonics Summer School is designed to equally benefit the beginners and experts in the field of silicon photonics. It will expose the participants to the fundamental concepts of silicon photonics. Also, it will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to get a strong insight into the latest developments in the field, and give insight in the many application fields where silicon photonic is, or will be, making an impact. Renowned speakers in the field of silicon photonics will showcase hot topics and latest research results for various applications of silicon photonics. The summer school has two poster sessions at the summer school. The goal of the poster session is to provide the participants with an opportunity to interact with world-renowned experts of silicon photonics to discuss their ideas and potential challenges.

    The Specialist Course on Silicon Photonics Design offers a focused, hands-on design course. It is targeted at researchers and engineers with an already fundamental understanding of photonic integrated circuits. The course focused on the process to translate a photonic circuit idea into a working chip, going from schematic design and circuit simulation to layout, routing and interactive design rule checking. As part of the course, the participants get the opportunity to actually tape-out a design that will be fabricated with an e-beam prototyping service and characterized. Based on these results, the design can be improved and submitted to a wafer-scale multi-project-wafer run of which the participants will receive the final chips.

     

    More information about the event can be found: here

     

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  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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