About Us

Best-in-Class UV-LED Exposure
Since 2016

History

Primelite GmbH was founded in Munich, Germany, in 2016 by a team of experienced engineers and managers.

We presented a prototype of our first high-power UV-LED light source, the versatile, fiber-coupled Advanced Light Engine ONE, at the SEMICON Japan tradeshow end of 2016. Series production started in early 2017.

We have since extended our portfolio with advanced UV-LED exposure solutions to bring our standard-setting output performance to mask aligners and wafer steppers in the semiconductor industry. Today, powerful UV-LED DMD illuminators complement our value proposition for maskless direct imaging applications and CtS-printing tools. We also added low-footprint spot-curing systems to our product portfolio. The industry has come to appreciate their outstanding reliability and low maintenance needs.

Providing superior value, we can now call some of the biggest names in the automotive, defense, electronics, medical, optics, and semiconductor industries our customers.

Guiding Principles

We are committed to developing advanced UV-LED light sources that are best-in-class solutions for our customers.

Flawless quality is our aspiration: We meticulously design and manufacture our UV-LED systems in Munich, Germany, and work with painstakingly vetted production partners to achieve industry-leading product performance and reliability.

Innovative engineering and fast-tracked product development and rollout are key to our business. To stay well ahead of our competition, we continue to hone our skills in efficient optomechanical design and improve our hardware and software architecture.

A lean organization and dynamic business culture at Primelite keep us focused on creating essential value for our customers.

Founding Team

Dr. Maximilan Dicenta

Primelite Founder Maximilian Dicenta
Co-Founder & Managing Director

A dedicated performance manager, Max keeps track of Primelite’s financial success and business development efforts.

Prior to co-founding Primelite, he worked as a senior project manager for world-leading strategy consultancy McKinsey & Company in Europe, Asia, and the US. Specializing in automotive projects, he gained profound experience in the field of business development, strategic planning, and financial management as well as in product development processes and organizations.

Max studied finance and business administration at ESB in Reutlingen and Dublin. He earned a doctoral degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (TH Karlsruhe).

Stephan Gerth

Primelite Founder Stephan Gerth
Co-Founder & Chief Engineer

An experienced hardware, software, and systems engineer, Stephan held various management positions in projects for leading European aerospace organizations. For example, he designed system control features for the Airbus A380.

Stephan has focused on defining, designing, and implementing advanced high-power LED systems since 2009. Having laid the foundation for the system architecture that underpins our equipment, he continues to improve this platform.

Stephan graduated from Munich University of Applied Sciences with a diploma in electrical engineering.

Frederic Jaeger-Booth

Primelite Founder Frederic Jaeger-Booth
Co-Founder & Managing Director

Frederic is a dynamic manager and a keen engineer with a lean mindset.

He has realigned small and large manufacturing operations around the globe on behalf of Siemens Corporate Technology consulting and the company’s industrial automation business unit. In 2010, he began to rebuild the special lighting division for Lumatec GmbH, a German manufacturer of optics equipment and light guides with a global reputation for excellence. During that time, he acquired in-depth product and market expertise in high-performance LED lighting.

Frederic studied mechanical engineering at TU Munich, ETH Zurich, and UP Madrid.

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