Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global

Expertise in the design, development and manufacture of high speed and single frequency lasers at the University of Glasgow has enabled CSTG to develop new products and enhance the specification or manufacturability of existing designs to enter emerging markets.

Improved capabilities in design, test and manufacturing of high-speed and single-frequency lasers for the optical access market at CSTG are underpinned by research at Glasgow and have been driven through this collaboration. The partnership has led to the successful development of the 10Gbit/s laser products and the delivery of this product to customers in volumes of hundreds of thousands per month.

The relationship was supported by EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account funding where the project team carried out initial tests and subsequently were awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), which was highly successful and rated as outstanding.

The collaboration with CSTG has resulted in three new product lines being introduced, one new job being created and more than ten jobs safeguarded. The work has significantly increased turnover for the company.

This collaboration goes from strength to strength with support of the EPSRC IAA leading on to Horizon 2020 and Innovate UK funded projects. Most recently Prof Kelly has spent 6 month seconded to CSTG.

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