Author Archives: John Lincoln

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…


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.

Innovate UK Net Zero Review 2022

The PLG welcomes Innovate UK’s publication of its Net zero review 2022: our clean future economy Photonics has a key role in delivering net zero, uniquely impacting all three key axis of energy generation, energy consumption and materials use / waste. The PLG have been driving consideration of all the areas photonics impacts Net Zero…


Autumn Statement impact on UK Photonics

The PLG welcomes the 2022 Autumn statement from Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP. The statement contains a number of announcements with potential impact on UK photonics including: A full summary of the Autumn statement is available to regular PLG participants, please contact us about getting involved.

Photonics: the generation, manipulation, transmission and detection of light

What is Photonics?

As photonics is used in an increasing array of products and processes across a hugely range of applications and vertical markets from healthcare to manufacturing we are often asked ‘What is Photonics?’. The PLG is pleased to make available a working definition and detailed taxonomy for photonics. We hope this will be particularly useful for…