Jan 31, 2022

Zemax wins prestigious SPIE Prism Award!

Category: Product News
Zemax OpticStudio STAR Module Wins the SPIE Prism Award in the Software Category

We are honored and delighted to share that Zemax, an Ansys company, saw its innovative OpticStudio® Structural, Thermal, Analysis and Results (STAR) Module win the 2022 Prism Award in the Software category. SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Photonics Media announced the Zemax win at the 14th annual Prism Awards ceremony this week, part of the 2022 SPIE Photonics West event.

The ceremony showcased a dynamic range of companies. Zemax was proud to celebrate with other category winners like Lumotive and LightPath Technologies, who continue to apply innovative and creative solutions to critical problems in such areas as augmented and virtual reality, biomedical devices, autonomous vehicles, and industrial lasers.

Zemax OpticStudio STAR Module wins the SPIE Prism Award in the Software Category!

The industry-focused Prism Awards are the gold standard of recognition for photonics innovation. Each year, the awards reflect the latest exciting developments, exponential growth, and rich technical innovations across photonics and photonics-enabled industries. 2022 marks only the second year that the Software category has been included, and Zemax is especially thrilled to be among the first companies ever selected for this high honor.

“The OpticStudio STAR Module is the latest in ground-breaking innovations from Zemax, putting powerful structural, thermal, and optical performance (STOP) analysis within reach of everyday optical engineering workflows,” says Sanjay Gangadhara, Director of R&D. “I want to recognize and say thanks to the dedicated team members who worked together tirelessly to create the STAR module, as well as to the rest of my colleagues at Zemax who each had their part in achieving this great success.”

Esteban Carbajal, OpticStudio STAR Module Senior Product Manager, adds: “We are excited to be recognized for innovation by the SPIE Prism Award committee. The STAR module is designed to provide accurate performance predictions in a package that fits into new and established workflows. This award validates the hard work and success to achieve that goal. Zemax and Ansys will continue to strive to provide more innovation in the years to come.”

To learn more about the OpticStudio STAR Module, review our datasheet or contact Sales@Zemax.com. You can also read about how another 2022 Prism Award winner uses OpticStudio in this LightPath Technologies case study.

For the full list of 2022 Prism winners in all ten categories, check out the SPIE press release.