In the late 1990s, Dr. Thomas Zettler and a team around him developed and
patented the first real-time epitaxy monitoring tool based on reflectance anisotropy
spectroscopy - the Epi- RAS®. In October 1999, LayTec
was founded as a spin-off of the Technical University of Berlin. Today, we provide
the most advanced solutions for monitoring MOVCD, MBE and other thin- film growth
processes. Since 2006 the application range of LayTec‘s in-situ monitoring
systems has been expanded also to amorphous and organic thin-film growth processes
(e.g. sputter deposition, VTE, OVPD).
A step to the photovoltaic market
In 2008, LayTec realized a strong demand from CIGC and CdTe
based solar cell producers. After less than a year, the first orders were signed
for SolR - LayTec‘s first in-line monitoring system for photovoltaic thin-film
application. Now LayTec is cooperating with numerous partners to further develop
metrology solutions for the complete range of photovoltaic thin-film processes.
Today, 2/3 of our equipment are in production line applications for LEDs! Good
look back on 10 years of ongoing success.
Just in time for our anniversary, we are moving to the new office that is twice
as large as the
current facilities. Now LayTec has more labs for research and development, larger
production and quality control, for customer seminars and hands-on trainings.
our new address: Seesener Str. 10–13, 10709 Berlin.
Join us for the birthday party!
On October 9 we will celebrate our 10th birthday and cordially invite our customers
friends to join us! The party will be held in the spirit of Germany‘s
in a marquee in the backyard of the new office: a barbecue, beer and a live
band will make
sure that the party goes with a swing! Please let us now if you will join us
on 9 October
(5–10 p.m.) by sending an email to [email protected] before September 10.