Who We Are
Photonics 42 is a private company in the field of photonics founded in Milan. Its team is made up of both experienced professionals and a group of qualified young colleagues. The company provides services that cover all stages of the product, from research to production to testing.
The founders Antonello Vannucci, Mario Montevecchi, Ignazio Piacentini have witnessed both the late 90ies / early 2000 ‘bubble’ as well as the ‘Photonics Renaissance’ linked to the ever-growing demand and requirements for telecom (internet communications), datacom (content management in the cloud) and (more recently) 5G infrastructure, as well as the convergence of photonics and micro-electronics (semicon) as a device enabler for a much broader spectrum of industrial and commercial applications and products.
Ph42’s mission is to support its customers in development, prototyping and pre-series activities for the introduction of new products (NPI) and small and medium volume production services.
The goal of our services is to facilitate access to innovation and the advantages of photonics technologies for start-ups, PMI and large companies, both for companies with limited know-how and to cover process development and small-scale production.
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Ph42 provides services that cover all stages of production, design, supply and testing. The skills developed over the years by our team allow us to develop components and modules based on Silicon Photonics and Indium Phosphide, as well as hybrid integration technology platforms.
Our supply packages can be fully customized and are aimed at PMI and large companies operating in the photonics industry segment.
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Photonic Design & Engineering
Our team provides a Design and Engineering (D&E) service for the development of the assembly process, the design and prototyping of photonic and Microwave-Photonic (MWP) modules for high-end markets.
The distinctive element of the Photonics 42 D&E service is the set of microwave and photonic design skills supported by electronic and mechanical design capabilities.
News & Events
Polytechnic of Milan, Photonics 42 and ficonTEC Service GmbH have established a new Joint Research Center for R&D of photonic testing. The Polytechnic University of Milan and Photonics 42 srl, both based in Milan, Italy, and ficonTEC Service GmbH of Achim,...
CareGlance has chosen Photonics 42 as an assembly partner for the prototyping of OCT swept laser source for the health care ophthalmic marketCareGlance srl is an Italian startup established in Milan that focuses on the development of a proprietary swept laser sources...
Photonics 42 and ficonTEC support MedLumics on developing process for the automated assembly of an intra-cardiac catheter sensing tip for Atrial Fibrillation. Photonics 42 will define and develop together with ficonTEC an automation process for the automated assembly...