Market outlook and expectations from the high-tech OEM companies, which are the architects of advanced production lines have highlighted the need to develop a new generation of efficient and competitive nano-positioning technologies. These technologies require an even higher accuracy level, which leads us to the sub nm fields.
These new nano-positioning technologies must achieve challenging objectives, particularly in terms of tackling accuracy problems. In order to make their development possible and produce these new generations of motion systems and related components, we will require research on new architectural concepts and technologies.
To identify innovative architectures within our market sectors we are always interested in the establishment of consortiums which are focusing on the development of large-scale research initiatives, such as the ILO-CERN and HTSM Advanced Instrumentation roadmaps. Furthermore, these initiatives integrates the research activities of Dutch and European industries with leading partners in universities, research centres and SMEs.