The Carl Zeiss Group in Oberkochen is the heart and soul of Photonics Valley, East Wuerttemberg. Together with Carl Zeiss Vision in Aalen, the company employs a workforce of some 6,000 people making it one of the largest employers in the region.

As world leader in all optics application fields, Carl Zeiss provides a decisive impetus for the rapid pace of progress in the information technology sector: lithographic optics by Carl Zeiss pave the way for increasingly compact and effective microchips. With the most modern design and production center for lithographic optics worldwide, Carl Zeiss is continuously expanding and reinforcing its innovation leadership in this area.