The first LC-Tec company was founded in 1988 for producing automation equipment for manufacturing of LC shutters used in auto-darkening welding helmets. A few years thereafter, activities expanded to include product and application development of information displays and optical components based on LC technology, together with related small volume manufacturing. Following the installation of an advanced manufacturing line in 2000, LC-Tec achieved high-volume manufacturing capabilities. In conjunction with this, the company – with information displays as the main product – was introduced on a Swedish stock exchange market.
From 2010 core manufacturing has steered from displays towards LC-based optical components such as shutters and polarization modulators. With capabilities to cover the full span from early R&D to volume manufacturing, LC-Tec is continuously exploring and entering new markets together with an increasing global partner network. Today’s main products are based on the patented PolarSpeed® and PolarView® technologies, and can be found in demanding applications worldwide.