It’s all about sustainability

For the past 15 years, the physicist Steffen Lang has been volunteering with the Govinda Entwicklungshilfe e.V. Lang sees sustainability as a top priority. His own commitment to these “clients” in Asia is just as important good planning. For him, it all started with 10 microscopes from ZEISS.

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ZEISS Stories
11 October 2018

Cloudy Skies, Clear Vision

The Tibetan Qinghai Plateau is hard to reach. Many of its inhabitants suffer from cataracts. Successfully treating the disease requires special equipment and medical expertise. Last year, medical experts from the Tianjin Eye Hospital and engineers from ZEISS set off from Shanghai to provide humanitarian surgery to cataract patients in this remote area.

Press Release
10 October 2018

ZEISS Unveils Result of Architectural Competition for its New High-Tech Site in Jena

  • Further expansion of ZEISS' founding location to create a leading site for innovation
  • Architectural concept aligned with tomorrow's work environment – ZEISS will be a visibly networked company
  • Modern, cutting-edge complex will complement the city's architecture
  • ZEISS site will also be accessible to city residents and promote the exchange of ideas between science and industry

Press Release
07 October 2018


“With these brand new systems we offer ENT surgeons access to augmented visualization modalities beyond the white light and empower them to discover digital possibilities in their surgical specialty,” says Dirk Brunner, Head of the Microsurgery Strategic Business Unit of ZEISS.

Press Release
05 October 2018

FDA Approval for SMILE Astigmatism

ZEISS Receives FDA Approval for ReLEx® SMILE®, Expanding Myopia Treatment to Patients with Astigmatism. Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, better known as ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS is a minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure performed on the ZEISS VisuMax® femtosecond laser.

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A new high-tech site: presenting the final result
The architectural concept for ZEISS' new high-tech site is aligned with the work environments of the future. The building materials and the use of prism shapes and lines resembling beam paths reflect ZEISS' history and brand values: precision, innovation, transparency and modernity.
First full-frame camera from ZEISS with first-class image quality and the familiar, intuitive image editing and connectivity of a smartphone.
ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF
With a 40 millimeter fixed focal length, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is the latest addition to the product family.
ZEISS TIVATO 700: Transforming possibilities into realities
ZEISS TIVATO 700: Transforming possibilities into realities
50 Years of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technologies from ZEISS
Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of ZEISS, Dr. Dieter Kurz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, Martin van den Brink, President and CTO of ASML, Dr. Karl Lamprecht, Member of the Executive Board of ZEISS and Head of the SMT segment, and Dr. Herbert Zeisel, Ministerial Conductor in the Key Technology for Growth Department at the BMBF (from the left), in front of the model of a Starlith® 19xyi lens from ZEISS.
New Industrial Lenses ZEISS Dimension for C-Mount Cameras
The six focal lengths of the ZEISS Dimension family range from 8 to 50 millimeters and have been designed for cameras with a sensor size of up to 4/3 inches.
Jugend forscht Regional Competition in Jena Held for 6th Time
Call to enter 6th Jugend forscht regional competition in Jena: Dr. Ulrich Simon, Head of Corporate Research & Technology at ZEISS and competition sponsorship representative, with Kenneth von Bünau, Michael Boin and Sabine Eisenbrand, Regional Competition Manager (from left)
Start of Vocational Training at ZEISS in Jena
Today, 20 young people received their contracts for specialist training at ZEISS in Jena.
ZEISS Installs New Full-Dome Video System in Granada Industrial Park
ZEISS Installs New Full-Dome Video System in Granada Industrial Park. This is an attractive area near the city center and it gets 600,000 visitors each year. Alongside the planetarium, it also features many interactive exhibits for families and school groups.
ZEISS Applicants’ Night for students in Oberkochen
Trainees and cooperative university students at ZEISS present technical and commercial trades, a range of vocational degrees and the online application tool.
ZEISS supports the Foundation for Children’s and Youth Soccer in Jena
Bernd Röck, Head of HR at Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (left), and the founding members of the Foundation for Children’s and Youth Soccer in Jena, Hartmut Beyer (right) and StefanTreitl (2nd from right) with these soccer stars of tomorrow.

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ZEISS Symposium 2018

Optics in the quantum world

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Jörg Nitschke – Head of Corporate Brand & Communications

Jörg Nitschke
Head of Corporate Brand & Communications and Group Press Spokesman
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Head of External Corporate Communications
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Gudrun Vogel – Jena Site Communications

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Jena Site Communications
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Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

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Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
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bernd .balle @zeiss .com
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Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
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Sebastian Frericks – Director of Investor Relations and press contact for Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

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Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

General Inquiries:
press .meditec @zeiss .com
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Investor Relations:
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Joachim Kuss – Press contact for Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH

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Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
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Jörn Leonhardt – Press contact for Camera Lenses & ZEISS VR One Plus

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Carl Zeiss AG
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Carl Zeiss AG
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ZEISS Half-Year Figures 2017/18

High Tech Drives Growth

Half-year revenue grows to EUR 2.8 billion – EBIT at prior-year level despite negative currency effects.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2016/17 for the ZEISS Group

ZEISS focused sharply on the subject of networking in fiscal year 2016/17.