CST Global Joins European Photonics Industry Consortium
EPIC membership to help accelerate growth and identity new and emerging photonics markets for research and development
CST Global has announced it has joined the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC); the industry association responsible for maintaining the largest, active, network of photonics-related companies in Europe. EPIC's membership now includes 370 companies, spanning many industry sectors, including LED lighting; photovoltaic solar energy; photonics integrated circuits; optical components; lasers and sensor production; imaging, displays and projection; optical fibre communications; and other industries enabled by photonics-related technologies.
EPIC manages several, focused, LinkedIn Groups and exhibits at many, leading events across Europe. It organises 20-30 events per year, including technology workshops and purely networking events. It provides members with opportunities to meet and network with key suppliers and industry leaders and facilitates PR and communications opportunities amongst its members.
Euan Livingston, VP Sales and Marketing at CST Global said: "CST Global is pleased to join EPIC. It provides a strong, network environment for photonics-enabled companies and industries in Europe, with recognition and influence world-wide. It is a proactive organisation, often acting as a catalyst and facilitator for both technological and commercial advancement. It can help accelerate growth and identity new and emerging photonics markets for research and development."
"We are very pleased that CST Global is joining EPIC. CST Global brings an exceptional contribution to the consortium through its III-V compound semiconductor technologies for the fabrication of photonics products. The company provides both a custom foundry service, as well as a range of high-volume, standard laser products for the optical communications markets," said Carlos Lee, director general at EPIC.
EPIC is owned and operated by its members, who range from start-ups and SMEs, to large corporates. It also includes research organizations, universities and other stakeholders connected to the rapidly developing, photonics industry.