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World Expert In Photonics To Lead CST Global MOCVD Project


Collaboration ensures research projects can be taken "seamlessly from the laboratory to commercial volume production", says Richard Hogg, professor of photonics at the University of Glasgow

UK-based III-V opto-electronic foundry CST Global, a subsidiary of Sivers, has announced that Richard Hogg, professor of photonics at the University of Glasgow, will lead the project to commission and operate the new MOCVD machine.

The MOCVD machine results from a pioneering, academic and commercial collaboration between the University of Glasgow and CST Global. The machine is owned by the university, supporting a range of research programs, and jointly operated as part of CST Global's foundry facility at Blantyre, Glasgow.

Hogg is a world-expert in photonics. He is active in researching device physics and engineering, epitaxial processes, fabrication technologies and developing diverse applications for semiconductor devices. "This unique MOCVD collaboration ensures that electronic and photonic research projects in advanced semiconductor materials and devices can be taken seamlessly from the laboratory to commercial volume production," explained Hogg.

"Furthermore, our partnership will enhance student academic development in a commercial environment. Operating the MOCVD machine with CST Global allows research projects to utilise adjacent foundry services, if required, and work within an ISO 9001:2015 quality and safety environment," he added.

Hogg has over 20 years, post-doctoral experience in both industrial and university research. He has worked at NTT Basic Research Laboratories (Japan), and in Professor Arakawa's Laboratory at the University of Tokyo as an EU-Japan Fellow.

He held a research position at Toshiba, Cambridge, and a key foundry management role at Agilent Technologies, Ipswich, which was the highest volume III-V facility in Europe, at the time.

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