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II‐VI opens R&D Centre in Shanghai


Centre is now II-VI's largest technology and R&D hub with nearly 600 employees

II‐VI, a maker of engineered materials and optoelectronic components, has opened the II-VI Technology and R&D Centre in Shanghai, China.

A grand opening ceremony was held with speakers, live entertainment, and facility tours. The Centre is II-VI’s largest technology and R&D hub, with nearly 600 employees.

The Centre will design optical components, subassemblies, and system sfor applications such as Cloud and 5G networks; integrated solutions for life sciences, including in biotechnology, medical, and scientific applications; and high-power lasers for materials processing and additive manufacturing.

“We are proud of this milestone event, which happily is taking place during our company’s 50th anniversary year and so it gives us another reason to celebrate,” said Vincent D. Mattera, Jr., CEO of II-VI Incorporated. “The Technology and R&D Centre in Shanghai will be a jewel in the crown for II-VI’s worldwide innovation initiatives, focusing on key mega market trends where II-VI will continue to have a significant impact.”

The Centre’s inauguration comes on the heels of II-VI’s announcement that it expanded its SiC manufacturing footprint to China to serve the largest worldwide market for electric vehicles.

II-VI maintains a large manufacturing operations and product development presence in China in the cities of Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, and Wuxi, where more than half of II-VI’s 22,000 employees are located.

As part of its long-term commitment to its customers and operations in China, II-VI has become a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) and the US-China Business Council (USCBC). The NCUSCR is a nonprofit educational organisation that encourages understanding of China and the United States through ongoing public education, face-to-face contact, and exchange of ideas.

The USCBC’s mission is to expand the US-China commercial relationship to the benefit of its membership and, more broadly, the US economy. In order to contribute to the world, II-VI recently became a member of the World Economic Forum where it will focus its contributions on the advanced manufacturing and production platform, including technology adoption, workforce development, while driving the formation of resilient supply chains.

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