Foundation of several spin-off companies
– Heidelberg Instrument GmbH: Development & Production of Laser-scanning microscopes, laser-scanning opthalmoscops and laser lithography systems
– Medical Communication GmbH: Development of Software for medical and industrial image conversion, storage and retrieval via communication networks
– Volume Graphics GmbH: Development and production of systems and software for medical and industrial volume visualization, volume data segmentation and processing
– Silicon Software KG: Development and production of reconfigurable processors for image processing, pattern recognition, communication protocol handling, etc.