Photonics is a major techno-logy in the 21st century. With future fields such as laser technology and Micro-optics it contributes significantly to the technological development in the areas of industrial and measurement engineering, IT, electronics, biotechnology and life science.  
  Over 50 companies with more than 7000 jobs constitute the photonics cluster of this region together with top-class educa-tional and research institutions.  
  The diversity of the core and application fields reflects the technological skills of the location and the development potential of future application possibilities.

The chart shows core and application fields where photonics companies operate in East Wuerttemberg. Each keyword of the photonics cluster represents one or several companies and / or company parts which are concerned with products, the manufacture of components or system integration.