SERCALO - 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MEMS AND FIBER OPTICAL COMPONENTS
The highly skilled Team of professionals and experts has more than 20 years of experience in MEMS and Fiber Optical Components. Sercalo optical MEMS technology is based on small sized mirrors produced at varying diameters that allow light to be commuted between fibers, attenuated, filtered, or steered at different angles. Sercalo designs are leading the market because of their reliability, long-term stability, and high performance over lifetime. Mature MEMS technology means absence of friction and sticking and therefore no fatigue and no wear out of the mirror function. Sercalo fiber optic components are qualified against the Telcordia 1221 standard to withstand extreme environments (mechanical shock, vibration, damp heat, and thermal cycle testing etc.) and are manufactured according to ISO 9001 requirements.
SERCALO MANAGEMENT TEAM
DR. CORNEL MARXER (CEO)
Holds a degree in Microtechnology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne. In 1994 he joined the group of Prof. de Rooij at the University of Neuchâtel where he earned his Ph.D. in 1997. In 1999 he founded Sercalo Microtechnology Ltd. with the goal of bringing MEMS developments from Academia to Industry. As Chief Executive Officer, Cornel Marxer is leading the Sercalo Site in Neuchâtel / Switzerland.
DR. DONAT MARXER (CFO)
Holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Innsbruck / Austria, where he also earned his Ph.D. in 1989. From 1987 – 1995 Donat worked for Hilti Inc. holding senior management positions in Liechtenstein, the US and throughout Asia. Since 1995 he is an independent entrepreneur in Liechtenstein. He also serves on the board of different public and private corporations in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. In 1999 he co-founded Sercalo with his brother Cornel. As Chief Financial Officer he is in charge of contractual and financial activities. He is leading the Sercalo site in Schaan / Liechtenstein.
DIPL. ING. PETER HERBST (CTO)
Holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, also earned a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from TU-Wien in 2003. Between degrees, Peter worked in various engineering positions in Austria and San José / USA. In 2003 he worked on the development of the “Projection Focused Ion Beam”, a novel lithography tool. In 2004 Peter joined Sercalo where he has developed a broad range of new MEMS components and assemblies for industrial, communication and aero-space applications. As Chief Technical Officer, he currently leads the Sercalo Research & Development Team in Neuchâtel.
PRODUCTION AND R&D TEAM
ALEXIS WETTSTEIN (Production Manager)
With 10 years experience in MEMS and optics product, as Senior Product Manager at Sercalo, Alexis lead departments and teams handling orders, shipping, manufacturing, and QC functions and work in close collaboration with QA, R&D, as well as sales and marketing.
He is responsible for managing, operating and developing Sercalo manufacturing unit, enabling supply of quality products globally. In addition to secure manufacturing of current products, Alexis is responsible for implementing processes for smooth design transfer of new products and contribute to support the "Business and Customers' needs with flexibility, quality and timely delivery.
PAOLO BARONI - (Senior Development Engineer)
Paolo Baroni (MSc EI Eng, Politecnico Torino) received the MS degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. From 2004 to 2006 he was Assistant Researcher for the Optical Communication Group at the same university. From 2006 to 2008 he was R&D Engineer at Pirelli Labs - Optical Innovation in Milan, Italy.
He has been at Sercalo since 2008.
CHRISTOPHE AUVIGNE (Senior Systems Architect)
Christophe Auvigne (MSc EPFL, PhD) hols a degree in Microtechnology in robotics branch from the Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne, where he also earned a P.h.D in 2015 in contactless power transfer systems applied to electric vehicle charging stations.
From 2015, Christophe works at Sercalo where he is in charge of the electronics and embedded software of the magnetic mirror products.
VINCENT KUENLIN (Senior MEMS Engineer)
Vincent Kuenlin (MSc EPFL) holds a degree in Microtechnology from the Ecole Polytechnique of Lausanne with specializations in Optics and Space Technologies.
Since 2013, Vincent works at Sercalo where he is in charge of the development of magnetic actuated components and programming a various number of production and test software.
GRÉGOIRE PERREGAUX (Senior Process Engineer)
Grégoire Perregaux (MSc EPFL) holds a degree in Microtechnology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne. He joined Centre Suisse d'Électronique et de Microtechnique in 1990, Colibrys in 2001 and Sercalo in 2012. As an R&D engineer, he worked in various positions in the field microsystem technology.
He is involved in developing, assembling, testing and qualifying MEMS devices.
SIMON DE MONTMOLLIN (Junior Embedded System)
Simon de Montmollin (MSc HES-SO) hold a bachelor’s degree in embedded systems and mechatronics from HEIG-VD / Yverdon-les-bains in 2018 and follow his studies with a Master of Science HES-SO en Engineering in embedded systems.
He joins the group recently to grow up the Research & Development team in Neuchatel. As engineer, Simon developpes embedded software for Sercalo’s products.