1st illuminated Waveguide2002
  • Start of research activities at Varioprint AG
2004
  • Clean Room installation
  • Patent filed for light coupling concept
Illuminated Mirror2005
  • 1st Electro- Optical Circuit Board (EOCB) demonstrated at the SMT in Nürnberg
2006
  • Establishing EOCB fabrication processes
  • Successful development of two EOCB projects
Swiss Technology Award 20072007
  • Winner of the „Swiss Technology Award 2007“
  • Fully functional EOCB demonstrator developed together with the University of Applied Sciences Buchs (NTB) presented at the Hannover Fair
2008
  • Assembly of electro-optical components with conventional SMD insertion machines shown by FAPS Uni Nürnberg
2009Fiber coupling concept
  • Foundation of vario-optics ag
  • Several development projects running and prototypes produced
2010
  • New fiber-to-waveguide coupling concept developed
2011Bonded laser diode
  • Implementation of a new LDI-machine for production (LDI - Laser Direct Imaging)
  • First direct bonded laser diode onto EOCB
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  • Cleanroom extended
2014
  • First singlemode directional coupler demonstrated
2015
  • Gradient index waveguides
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  • Start of two EU-Projects "COSMICC" and "ICT-STREAMS" in the field of Silicon Photonics Packaging