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Vector Photonics boosts process development team


Connor Munro brngs industrial wafer manufacturing expertise across a range of compound semiconductor systems

Vector Photonics is pleased to announce the appointment of Connor Munro as process development engineer. Connor has industrial wafer processing and high-volume manufacturing expertise, with experience of FP, DFB and VCSEL production across a range of compound semiconductor systems, including AlGaInP, GaAs, GaSb, GaN and InP.

Richard Taylor, CTO at Vector Photonics, said: “Connor is the fourteenth member of our team. He has extensive Dry Etch, Wet Etch and Thin Film deposition experience in dielectrics and metals, gained as a process engineer at Sivers Photonics (CST Global). His role spanned both operations and development, optimising and standardising processes for increased yield. His experience includes photolithography and electron beam lithography; oxide and metal deposition; chemical and mechanical polishing; thermal annealing; characterisation (SEM) and qualification testing; and MOCVD and MBE processing – invaluable expertise in our fabless environment.”

Connor was most recently a research Aasistant at the University of Glasgow, working on the EPSRC-funded, GaN DaME project developing next generation, GaN-based, RF power devices. He was developing processes for “Flipped” GaN on Si etching, to enable diamond growth around the active layers of the device. This provides a highly effective heat sink to maximise its power output.

Connor has a Physics degree from the University of St Andrews, where he was based in the Organic Semiconductor Centre.

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