Thanks to its high standards for quality and how reliably its products perform, SCHOTT is an important supplier to the aviation, security and defense industries. In fact, the company is currently involved in more than 200 defense programs.
Hermetic housing components, cable feedthroughs, customer-specific and standardized (MIL-SPEC) plug connectors and battery covers meet all of the high military specifications to offer long-term reliability and safety even under the most difficult conditions. SCHOTT has been supplying products like microelectronic housings, covers for thermal and lithium batteries for missile guidance systems, as well as components for use in thermography, satellites and radar systems for decades. Large, hermetic pressurized glass feedthroughs for cables are used in pressure tanks, power plants, submarines and liquefied gas tankers.
“We develop and manufacture all of our products for use in military applications in Germany. Our Technology Competence Center for Electronic Packaging is located in Landshut near Munich,” explains Hermann Ditz, Head of the Business Unit at SCHOTT. As a special glass company whose history goes back more than 128 years, SCHOTT is the only manufacturer of electronic packaging products in the world that develops and manufactures its own glass. Here, it is extremely important that the glass exhibits the properties that are so vital to high-performance applications, for instance optical values or certain resistance levels. SCHOTT is vertically integrated starting with the melting of glass and also covers intermediate stages like glass powder and pressings or even complete housings.
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging has a command of all of the technologies on the market that are used to manufacture hermetic enclosures. The company has been producing glass-to-metal inclusions for more than 70 years and ceramic-to-metal seals for over 10 years. Its broad portfolio also includes the two multilayer ceramic technologies HTTC and LTTC.
“We offer our customers all types of packaging technologies and develop the solutions that best suit their needs together with them. Here, being able to offer just the right solution that meets their requirements is extremely important to us. We consider ourselves to be not just a solution provider, but rather a development partner in the highly innovative area of defense,” notes Robert Hettler, Head of R&D at SCHOTT in Landshut.
SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 125 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, transportation and architecture industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in all major markets. Its workforce of around 17,000 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately 2.9 billion euros for the 2010/2011 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG, with its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
SCHOTT Electronic Packaging is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting edge specialty glass competences.
Picture ID 92024: A “butterfly” housing from SCHOTT Electronic Packaging offers hermetic protection for sensitive electronic and optoelectronic components. Photo: SCHOTT
Picture ID 125703: Microelectronics housing from SCHOTT for use in defense applications. Photo: SCHOTT