Innovation with TNO

Innovation with TNO

The development of the APMON is the result of a collaboration between the Netherlands Institute for Applied Scientific Research TNO and Technology of Sense.

TNO responsible managers Anton Duisterwinkel and dr. Oana E. van der Togt.

The APMON uses an optical measurement technique which was developed a couple of years ago by TNO. Since they are a research center, they didn’t mean to transform the technique in a working product and put it on the market themselves. That is when they approached multiple companies in the Netherlands to compete for the possibility to take over from that point. Finally, Technology of Sense got the honor to further develop the measurement technique and expanded the idea into this brilliant device.

About TNO

The TNO mission is: TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and well-being of society.

TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. TNO’s unique position is attributable to its versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge.

Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society.


With a team dedicated on contamination control (< 30 fte) TNO work(ed) for ASML, Zeiss, Intel, Samsung, Applied Materials, Philips, Fei, KLA Tencor, ESA and many more.