Author Archives: John Lincoln

UK Photonics Landscape 2023 update

The 2023 update of the UK Photonics Landscape is now available on the PLG’s YouTube channel. As presented to the Princess Royal during her visit to SPIE’s Photonex in October 2023. Further details are available in PLG’s UK Photonics 2023: the Hidden Economy report.

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Existing UK Semiconductor Infrastructure

The Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) has commissioned a feasibility study to understand the technical and economic feasibility of developing specific capabilities to support commercial R&D, grow the UK semiconductor sector and contribute to supply chain resilience. The study is led by IfM Engage and supported by strong industrial and academic consortium partners…

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UK Semicon Infrastructure Workshops

 As part of the government’s National Semiconductor Strategy, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has commissioned a study led by IFM to understand the technical and economic feasibility of developing specific semiconductor infrastructure to support commercial R&D, grow the UK semiconductor sector and contribute to supply chain resilience. The study will present proposals and inform…

UK Semiconductor Strategy Launched: key infrastructure needs survey open

The Photonics Leadership Group welcomes the publication of the Government’s National semiconductor strategy. UK strength in photonics and compound semiconductors and the importance of integrated photonics are all emphasised in the strategy. The strategy secures initial funding for the UK Semiconductor Infrastructure Initiative. Inputs are currently sort into a major user group survey to gather…

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Spring Budget 2023- Photonics impact

The key elements in the UK Spring Budget 2023 announced 15 March impacting photonics include:- The PLG welcomes the launch of the UK’s Quantum strategy and long term investment for this emerging technology area, so much of which is enabled through photonics.