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Zeiss opens research center in California

Innovation Center in Dublin near San Francisco

01.04.2021 - Zeiss opens a research and development center with associated production and customer service in Dublin, California. With this, the optics group wants to strengthen its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area. It invested 180 million US dollars for this purpose. Around 700 employees will be located there.

The new "Zeiss Innovation Center," as it is officially called, "enables us to work in new ways with our partners in science, industry and the local community," Dr. Christian Müller, Chief Financial Officer, is certain. The focus here is on digital solutions. In addition, this step is part of the Group's strategy to be present in the vicinity of research centers and growth markets. And this certainly includes the region where, in addition to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose are located.

US headquarters for medical technology division

The center is also the U.S. headquarters for the Medical Technology division, whose activities are bundled in the publicly listed Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, in which Zeiss holds a majority stake. Medical Technology develops and markets solutions for ophthalmology and microsurgery worldwide.

The new site will also bring together X-Ray Microscopy and the Microscopy Customer Centre, which is expected to strengthen initiatives focused on growth markets and research and development in materials research, life sciences and industrial applications. A joint Microscopy and Ophthalmology site will also enable collaboration, particularly in the areas of machine vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence, he said. In addition, the Process Control Solutions of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology division are also housed in the center.

Building with a focus on sustainability

The building features a solar power system, usage-based lighting and ventilation controls, and a heat recovery system. In addition, lighting and insulation technology help regulate room temperature. Outside, stormwater is collected or retained, and measures are implemented to maintain or enhance wetlands. To reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, the company offers commuters charging stations for e-vehicles and bicycle parking facilities, and supports them in carpooling.

 

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Carl Zeiss AG

Carl-Zeiss-Straße 22
73447 Oberkochen
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

+49 7364 20-0

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