Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc., a privately held and veteran-owned leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, announced its membership in The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics).
AIM Photonics is an industry driven, public-private United States Department of Defense-led engineering technology consortium, spearheaded by the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly). The consortium focuses the specialty expertise of its member base in order to capture critical global manufacturing leadership mindshare. It further recognizes the vital importance of integrated photonics as a technology essential to national security, and one that is well positioned to provide a significant return-on-investment to the U.S. economy.
Through its partnerships with leading small-to-medium-sized industry manufacturers, academia, and service providers, AIM Photonics seeks to emulate the same 40-year dramatic successes that have already been achieved within the electronics industry, applying key lessons, processes, and best practices to the emerging photonic integrated circuit (PIC) sector. As part of that commitment, AIM Photonics offers practical access and technology on-ramps to various industry, government, and academic communities. In doing so, the consortium is creating a widely accessible and inherently flexible national PIC manufacturing infrastructure, which can effectively meet market challenges with practical, innovative solutions.
Notes Marktech CEO, Mark Campito, “Throughout Marktech’s nearly 35-year history, our unwavering commitment to the advancement of the photonics sector has been well demonstrated. It has formed the cornerstone of all that we do, in support of our many valued customers. By joining AIM Photonics, Marktech looks forward to reaffirming this commitment on a larger and more visible scale, while directly lending our vast R&D expertise to the evolving U.S. PIC technology roadmap.”