EFFECT Photonics, an industry-leading photonics company, are set to open a New Product Development department within EPIC.
The Dutch business is expanding its facilities within Torbay, having already established its manufacturing operations in Brixham.
EFFECT Photonics is the latest business to commit to the EPIC centre.
The move will see EFFECT Photonics, specialists in Photonic Integrated Circuits, occupy two units including a modern lab and an office. It is expected that new jobs will be created within EPIC, this is in addition to the recruitment drive that is currently underway in EFFECT’s other sites, including Eindhoven and Taiwan.
EFFECT has grown significantly in the past two years creating new highly skilled jobs in Torbay. It is expected that this trend will continue over the coming months with the business developing new optical transceiver technologies that will be used in applications such as 5G mobile networks.
EFFECT Photonics aims to shape the future of photonics by interconnecting humanity through fast, affordable, sustainable, and effective communication technologies.
Andrew Stimson, EFFECT’s lead on the move, stated: “EFFECT Photonics has some exciting growth plans and we saw EPIC as the logical venue to support our development. EPIC presents the ideal environment to develop the manufacturing technology required to serve our next generation of products. We are excited about the collaboration opportunities and benefiting from the expertise of existing and future EPIC tenants.”
EPIC tenants have access to over £1.5M worth of prototyping equipment in addition to a classified Cleanroom.
Despite the uncertainty over recent months, EPIC has continued to welcome new businesses into the centre. In addition to EFFECT, this has seen companies such as Bay Photonics and Covert Antenna Systems relocating to the building.
Centre Director, Wayne Loschi, is delighted with the move: “EPIC has invested heavily in prototyping equipment to support the needs of our local electronics cluster. EFFECT choosing EPIC as a venue to house their New Product Development activities demonstrates the progress the centre has made.”
“We’re finding that business are re-evaluating their current sites and looking at EPIC to move a process or department. This in turn frees up space and parking within their current building, making their set up more effective and efficient. We are in conversation with other high profile businesses about relocating departments into the centre.”
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