Communications & Telecommunications
Internet, mobile phone, BlackBerry—these devices enable modern society to communicate faster every day. And every day, we send more information around the world. Such communication and rapid data exchange via global networks would be impossible without optical fibers. High-tech optical fibers now transmit data at speeds of more than one terabit per second, so it takes just milliseconds to download a full-length feature film. Heraeus supplies the manufacturers of optical fibers for the telecommunications industry with the necessary materials in the form of synthetic quartz glass tubes and cylinders. Anyone using a mobile communication device depends on Heraeus products. A mobile phone contains precious-metal wires and bonding wires; contact parts and ribbons; metal-plastic composite parts; solder pastes; adhesives; switching, plugging and sliding contacts; and stamped parts for the antenna—to name just a small selection.