Our Mission

Next level LiDAR
for next level driving

Making autonomous transportation happen

Self-driving cars used to be science fiction. But already today, they redefine the way we move, how we transport goods, and the way we live together. SCANTINEL PHOTONICS develops LiDAR technologies that show autonomous vehicles their way. We believe that they will soon become as much a part of our lives as laptop computers and smartphones.

Bringing self driving technology to people and markets

It is our aim that many people benefit from the advantages of autonomous driving. At SCANTINEL PHOTONICS, a high-profile team of experts is working to make reliable LiDAR sensor technology not only possible, but also marketable. We cooperate closely with vehicle manufacturers and their technology partners in order to precisely meet their requirements.

Technologies

How LiDAR works

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS relies on coherent (FMCW) LiDAR to generate three-dimensional images of the environment, thus creating a reliable basis for autonomous navigation. The LiDAR technology from SCANTINEL PHOTONICS combines coherent ranging and spectral scanning on a solid-state platform. This allows an exact detection of the environment of the vehicle combined with high range, reliability, compactness, and low costs.

Our unique approach on FMCW LiDAR

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Why LiDAR by
SCANTINEL PHOTONICS?

  • High reliability
    The integration on a silicon wafer platform eliminates error-prone assembly and calibration steps.
  • High pixel rate
    The core of the system concept is its scalability to high pixel rates through efficient multiplexing.
  • Long range
    In coherent ranging, every photon returned from the object to the detector counts. This high sensitivity enables efficient object detection over long ranges.
  • Simultaneous range and velocity
    The distance and speed of the object are measured simultaneously for each pixel. This provides more reliable object detection.
  • Robustness
    Coherent ranging is neither disturbed by low sun nor by oncoming LiDAR systems.
  • Small size and low cost at volumes
    Coherent ranging allows the integration of the lasers, detectors, and a large part of the optical components on a silicon wafer platform (photonic integration).
  • Fast time-to-market
    We use existing processes suitable for mass production for the photonically integrated components. Whenever the performance of photonics is not yet sufficient today, we implement the function in sophisticated macroscopic optics that are also suitable for mass production.

Resources

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS – three good reasons

Backed
by ZEISS

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS was launched as a venture of Carl Zeiss AG, building on the experience and know-how of the world’s leading company in the optical and optoelectronic industry. This gives Scantinel access to ZEISS Technology platforms and expertise.

Best-in-class
technology partners

  • BRIDGER PHOTONICS, a ZEISS venture company, leading in FMCW LiDAR technology.
  • IMEC, the leading European research center in the field of silicon photonics

Strong ideas and patents

At present more than 30 pending patents protect the development of SCANTINEL PHOTONICS’ LiDAR technology.

Meet our Team

Andy Zott

Managing Director

Andy Zott is an expert in establishing and managing technology teams, especially in the field of advanced laser ranging technology. He is also responsible for our strategy, and for our technology partner and business networks. Prior to the founding of SCANTINEL PHOTONICS, Andy Zott was a project manager with ZEISS and other leading electronics companies.

Michael Richter

Commercial Managing Director

Dr. Michael Richter has over 25 years of professional management experience in the fields of strategy, finance, investor relations, sales & marketing. He has a long background in the semiconductor and sensor industries. Dr. Michael Richter held management positions at Infineon, Intel, Ampleon and ams.

Frank Höller

Lead System Architect

As a renowned expert for system engineering as well as optical and mechanical design, Dr.-Ing. Frank Höller works on the system architecture of the LiDAR technology, and is responsible for the development of a compact scanner without moving parts. Frank Höller has more than 35 years of experience in the development of optical systems and in cooperating with other companies, such as in the automotive industry. As director and manager, he was the head of various research and development teams.

Vladimir Davydenko

Lead architect ranging systems

As an expert with more than 40 years of experience in the fields of laser technology and microoptics, Vladimir Davydenko is responsible for the development of the FMCW system and the technological roadmap of the FMCW LiDAR. Vladimir Davidenko pushes the miniaturization and photonic integration of the complex FMCW ranging system. For the last 15 years, he worked with ZEISS on the development of microoptical components.

Jan Horn

Lead architect electronics and software

Dr.-Ing. Jan Horn has accompanied the development of MEMS systems and machine vision systems at ZEISS and in the automotive industry before assuming a key role at SCANTINEL PHOTONICS as an expert in software and electronics for FMCW LiDAR systems. Dr.-Ing. Jan Horn takes care of powerful electronics and software as well as advanced algorithms that ensure accurate and reliable environment detection. During his career, Jan Horn has led several project groups in the field of science, at ZEISS and in the automotive industry.

Careers

Join our Team

Join us as we solve the challenges of autonomous driving with LiDAR technology. We need strong minds and good team players. And we are looking forward to your application.

At Scantinel Photonics you will contribute to the development of the key optical sensor technology enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. You will work in a very dynamic market environment and in close co-operation with a range of international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. We value openness, trust and empowerment, enabling everyone in the team to thrive on the grounds of the high scientific, technological & business targets we aim for.

Scantinel Photonics is backed by ZEISS Ventures.

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Lead and shape the electronics and software development activities of Scantinel
  • Lead team of engineering specialists
  • Select, guide and co-ordinate external development partners
  • Ensure timely implementation of mixed signal and digital electronics (both discrete as well as ASIC), as well as embedded SW, FPGA code and signal processing software for a complex opto-electronic sensor product
  • Drive the electronics roadmap and strategy for automotive sensor products
  • Translate customer requirements into feasible technical solutions
  • Provide electronics expertise to customers

You should have:

  • University degree in electronics engineering
  • 5 years professional leadership experience in the development and manufacturing of electronics products for the automotive market
  • Experience with mixed signal electronics, embedded software, FPGA design and digital signal processing
  • Team leadership experience
  • Automotive industry experience and knowledge of automotive quality requirements
  • Photonics experience a plus
  • ‘Hands-on-attitude’
  • Fluent English skills, fluent German is a plus

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Identify early-stage projects and clarify its development responsibility matrix between Car OEMs, Tier 1s and other involved partners
  • Participate in industrial trade shows, conferences, workshops, and consortium for external networking
  • Conduct market analysis and feasibility studies in the Automotive and Mobility market including the entire ecosystem

You should have:

  • MBA or comparable degree with an excellent educational record, additional Degree in Engineering (mechanical, electrical, etc.) advantageous
  • Typically, 3-5 years of relevant work experience ideally with a specific focus on Automotive applications such as LiDAR
  • Ability to transform complex customer needs and requirements into a solution offering
  • A customer-first and holistic solution-oriented mindset with positive and engaged sales- oriented attitude
  • Proven sales development experience: field/sales experience is a plus
  • Team oriented, passionate character and result driven

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Create concepts and develop electronics/optoelectronics for highly precise optical signal detection systems as well as for enhanced laser control systems
  • Make concept decisions based on analytical models and/or simulation
  • Align concepts and architectures within SCANTINEL team
  • Documentation of the concepts and development results
  • Align on-ASIC electronics design with partner companies
  • Perform and support tests in the lab with test-setups and prototypes

You should have:

  • A university degree in electrical engineering or similar
  • Extended professional experience in electronics development and/or Ph.D. in electronics related area
  • Excellent know how in analog and mixed signal electronics design
  • Experience in control theory and filter theory, in the specification and development of electronics systems via partners and suppliers
  • Experience in one of the following software tools is a plus: Python, MatLab, C/C++, LabView, Simulink
  • Very good know how in photodetectors and LASERs
  • Basic Experience in ASIC design, FPGA design and hardware description languages
  • Willingness of working in fast-moving environments with high levels of ambiguity and rapidly changing markets as well as a ‘hands-on-attitude’

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Develop integrated III-V– SOI laser and amplifier together with international development team of photonic scientists and engineers
  • Develop integrated laser and amplifier specification together with LiDAR development team
  • Provide tests of the integrated laser/ amplifier/LiDAR system prototypes
  • Simulations of coherent lasers system and creation laser & amplifier specifications
  • Communication interface to the laser/amplifier fabrication facility
  • External supplier management
  • Analyze performance of the laser/amplifier system together with development team

You should have:

  • PhD in Physics, preferably semiconductor, solid-state physics
  • Experienced in semiconductor III-V laser system development and test, photonic experience a plus
  • Deep knowledge of precision instrumentation of laser phase control and modeling of optical amplifiers as well as development results acceptance procedure
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, ability to operate in a multi-cultural team
  • Ability to provide concise technical reports
  • Skills in MatLab, Python or similar tool

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Electro-mechanical design to co-integrate optics, photonic chips, electronics and mechanics in   our FMCW LIDAR products
  • Mechanical design of precision optical systems
  • Develop advanced thermal management solutions
  • Ensure compatibility with automotive requirements
  • Design for manufacturing in close co-operation with external partners
  • Create mechanical concepts for product prototypes and define interfaces to test vehicles in co-operation with customers

You should have:

  • Master degree in mechanical engineering, precision mechanics or mechatronics
  • 3-5 years experience with mechanical design of precision optics and electro-optical devices
  • Experience with advanced thermal design concepts and materials
  • Experience in transferring new products to manufacturing
  • Experience with automotive requirements and certifications
  • Hands-on and Start-up mentality
  • Language skills: English, German is a plus

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Lead and co-ordinate advanced photonic IC development projects
  • Design, simulation and tape-out of complex integrated photonic components and circuits
  • Evaluate and select photonic chip manufacturing processes
  • Drive implementation of advanced photonic process development in close co-operation with foundry partners
  • Interface and co-operation with international technology partners

You should have:

  • Master or PhD in engineering, physical optics or precision assembly technique, photonics is a plus
  • Experience in PIC development, fabrication, projectmanagement and test as well as cooperation with external partners
  • Knowledge of modern industrial process development and basic laser physics
  • Skills in SolidWorks or similar, Matlab or Python, Labview is a plus

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is a high-tech startup in the field of LiDAR technologies developing the key optical sensors enabling fully autonomous vehicles in the future. Such cars will come to reality faster than you can imagine. Our expertise is based on our years together at the optical technologies market leader ZEISS. To complete our team of experts, we are looking for passionate and talented people who will enjoy the ride with us!

Your main responsibilities:

  • Develop our business applications within the Microsoft Power Platform using MS SharePoint, Power Apps & Power Automate
  • Conduct analysis and research for product needs and potential, considering the product vision
  • Ensure business requirements for features and improvements are well refined and correctly implemented
  • Document product features, improvements and integrations in a clear and maintainable manner
  • Provide 3rd-level-support for business users in coordination with IT-Manager
  • Contribute own unique ideas and creative input

You should have:

  • A registered student of Business Informatics, Information Technology or related subjects
  • A user-centric mindset and obsess over detail and quality as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, work in a well-structured manner and come up with solutions to problems independently
  • Fun working in a multidisciplinary team, communicate openly and address issues you encounter directly
  • Gained some first-hand experience with Microsoft’s Power Platform
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision and can drive topics forward with your own initiative
  • Ambition and be eager to develop yourself and learn new something new each day
  • Fluent business English skills, fluency in German is a plus

At Scantinel you have the great opportunity to work in a very dynamic market environment and in close cooperation with international technology partners with leading industry expertise in their fields. You get in touch with leading suppliers and OEMs in the automotive industry. You will find a very challenging environment, working in a team of highly qualified scientists and engineers who value openness, trust and empowerment. These shared values enable you to directly influence the future directions of our technology & business targets, that’s to say to influence the future of autonomous driving. It’s our best guarantee for success.

Let´s go together along in innovative ways to make our roads safer and accidents a thing of the past with your competence, your passion and your enthusiasm for disruptive technologies!

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS is backed by ZEISS Ventures and Scania Growth Capital.

Your contact:

HR-Team
  • +49 731/79 08 26 92
  • www.scantinel.com

Contact us

SCANTINEL PHOTONICS

Hirschstraße 4
89073 Ulm
Germany
Phone: +49 731 79 08 26 90

info@scantinel.com