Welcome to SwissLitho


SwissLitho is a young high-tech company with the vision to change the way nanostructures are commonly made.

Our unique nanolithography tools, called NanoFrazor, trace their origins to the Millipede project from IBM Research Zurich. The multiple-patented technology uses heatable silicon tips for patterning and simultaneous imaging of arbitrary high-resolution nanostructures. The NanoFrazor opens up new and unprecedented possibilities for nanofabrication in order to accelerate scientific and technological progress in all fields of nanotechnology.

Since its foundation in 2012, SwissLitho has received many of the most prestigious national and international start-up and technology awards. We are a multi-national and interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists from more than 10 countries and with customers from all over the world.

Latest News

Photonic Molecules with sub-nanometer precision

28 November 2017

New publication: www.nature.com. SwissLitho engineers have collaborated with scientists at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory to...

Swiss Excellence Award

13 November 2017

SwissLitho received the „SWISS EXCELLENCE Product Award“ for the development and commercialization of the NanoFrazor....

15 Mio $ funding for NanoFrazor users

03 November 2017

Our early customers from ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne recently received major funding for their...

NanoFrazor Systems

SwissLitho offers four NanoFrazor systems: The Scholar, The Explore, The Professional and The Industrial. All four [...]

NanoFrazor Working Principle

The NanoFrazor's technology, Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography, was invented at IBM Research - Zurich. It [...]


Either as a stand-alone nanopatterning tool or as an extension to more traditional lithography techniques, [...]

Technology Explained

Upcoming Events

    1. Graphene for US, New York (booth)

      February 22, 2018 - February 23, 2018
    2. SPIE Advanced Lithography, San Jose (talk + booth)

      February 25, 2018 - March 1, 2018
    3. 20th International Winterschool, Linz (talk + booth)

      February 25, 2018 - March 2, 2018
    4. 5th Thermal Probe Workshop

      March 28, 2018 - March 29, 2018