History of Axetris AG

1998  First Steps 
First activities of Leister in the area of Microsystems started with the acquisition of Swiss Start-up Lemantech SA.
1999
Own MEMS Foundry
Leister Microsystems builds its own MEMS foundry to manufacture thermal mass flow sensors and micro-optical components.
2001
First optical Products
First micro-optical products are shipped.
2002
Sales & Service Center USA
Leister Microsystems starts sales activities in the USA (under Leister Technologies LLC).
2004
First IRS Products
Electrically modulated infrared source for gas sensors.
2005
8“ MEMS Foundry Extension
Extension of the internal MEMS Foundry to 200 mm wafer fabrication.
2007
Acquisition of IR Microsystems SA 
Leister acquires Lausanne based Swiss sensor company IR Microsystems SA, an innovative supplier of diode laser based gas detection modules, to expand its activities in micro-systems technology.
2010
Integration of IR Microsystems into Axetris 
All former activities of IR Microsystems, previously based in Lausanne/Switzerland, have been successfully integrated into the operations of its Axetris division.
2011
Sales & Service Center Japan
Axetris expands its sales network and starts local sales activities in Japan (under Leister Technologies KK).
2011
Clean room extension for gas sensor manufacturing 
Axetris moves the production of mass flow devices and laser gas detection OEM modules to a brand new assembly area, and extends its cleanroom manufacturing facility. More than 1,000 m2 of cleanroom manufacturing are now fully operational.
2011 
Sales & Service Center China
Axetris starts sales activities in China (under Leister Technologies Ltd.)
2011 
Axetris becomes a Company
“Axetris -  A Division of Leister” becomes “Axetris AG - A Company of the Leister Group”. Axetris will sell and market only under the brand AXETRIS.
2013
Golden Gas Award 
Axetris’s Laser Gas Analyzer OEM Module LGD F200 wins a gas award 
2016 Supplier of the Year Award Axetris is awarded „Supplier of the Year” Award from Lumentum, the highest honor for suppliers to Lumentum – the market-leading manufacturer of photonic components for telecom Networks.
2016 Reneval of the ISO Certification Axetris renews its ISO certification according to ISO 9001:2015. See quality certificate here.
2016 Extension of MFD range Axetris launches an extension to its range of high-performance mass flow meters and controllers. The MFD Plus is launched in parallel at Analytica (Germany) and Sensor+Test (Germany) in May 2016. Read more.
2016 New Platform 2 of LGD products Axetris announces the new Platform 2 to its successful F200 line of laser gas detection products – the new platform is launched under the tagline “More Possibiliites” at Sensor+Test (Germany) and at CEM (Portugal) in May 2016. Read more.

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