CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB, reported that the company has become a member of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC); The association reportedly maintains the largest, active, network of photonics-related companies in Europe. EPIC’s membership now includes 370 companies, spanning numerous industry sectors, including LED lighting; optical components; lasers and sensor production; photovoltaic solar energy; photonics integrated circuits; imaging, displays and projection; optical fiber communications; and other industries utilizing photonics technologies.
EPIC members own and operate the organization. The industry members range from start-ups and other small to medium-sized Enterprises to large corporations. The membership also includes research organizations, universities and other stakeholders connected to the photonics industry.
EPIC Organizes 20-30 Events Each Year
EPIC runs several, focused, LinkedIn Groups and exhibits at many, events across Europe. It organizes 20-30 events per year, including technology workshops and networking functions. It gives members opportunities to meet and network with suppliers and industry leaders and also promotes PR and communications opportunities amongst its members.
Euan Livingston, VP Sales and Marketing at CST Global stated, “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 organization, 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.”
Carlos Lee, Director General at EPIC stated, “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.”