Varioptic Business Unit of Parrot

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About us 2002 Varioptic is founded in Lyon, France, by Bruno Berge. Pr. Berge had the idea of a liquid lens while working as a researcher and professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Lyon) and Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) on the electrowetting phenomenon, and filed the basic patents for this technology. 2007 A manufacturing line is set up in China, and first volume shipments are delivered to our customers. 2009 The first barcode reader integrating a liquid lens is launched on the market. 2011 To accompany its growth in the industrial, medical and consumer markets, Varioptic is acquired by Parrot. Since its inception Varioptic has been supported by the business incubator CREALYS as well as by OSEO: