Jabil Opens Optics Innovation Center in Israel

22 May, 2018

The Optics center is comprised of a 140 square meter clean room equipped with production tools to place optic elements in a precision of three micron

Jabil introduced last week its new 2,000 square meter Optics Technology Innovation Center in Haifa, Israel. Its core activity is performed in a 140 square meter clean room (photo above) equipped with production tools that can place optic elements in a precision of three micron. Today it is already producing advanced optoelectronic systems, including EyeSight’s  vision-based Driver Monitoring System (DMS) and a unique LiDAR Sensor developed by Innoviz for future Autonomous vehicles.

“The Optics Innovation Center is fundamental to Jabil’s mission of becoming the most technologically advanced manufacturing services provider in the world,” said Irv Stein, vice president of Jabil Optics. “We recognized the growing demand for premium optoelectronic solutions more than a decade ago, and proactively sought to address it with the acquisition of the Carl Zeiss projections systems group. Our unique services help to drive the market for mobile devices, AR/VR, automotive solutions and medical devices to name a few. We Are well-positioned as a manufacturing services leader in this fast-growing market.”

The new Jabil Optics facility – located in the Matam Park in Haifa – meets the growing demands for specialized expertise and resources for complex assembly and integration. This includes optical design; development and manufacturing capabilities for camera modules and projection systems.

Made in Jabil Optics Haifa: Innoviz LiDAR sensor (left) and EyeSight's Driver Monitoring System
Made in Jabil Optics Haifa: Innoviz LiDAR sensor (left) and EyeSight’s Driver Monitoring System

These solutions are important assets for smartphones, tablets, e-readers and laptops as they prepare to serve mobile, virtual, augmented and extended reality products seeing rapid growth and adoption. The Center will also create leading-edge automotive products and solutions including advanced driver-assistance components, DMS systems, head-up display units and LiDAR systems.

Jabil’s involvement in Israel’s innovation economy began in 2012 with the opening of its office in Tel Aviv in order to partner with start-up and emerging companies. In 2015 Jabil acquired the local manufacturer Shemer Groupand in 2016 it opened a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kiryat Gat. Today, Jabil employs more than 600 people in Israel and expects that number to continue to grow in the future.

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Operating from over 100 facilities in 29 countries and approximately 138,000 employees, its annual sales of for 2017 $19.1 billion in 2017.

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