22 October 2021
III-V Epi exhibiting at UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase
III-V Epi Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK is exhibiting its rapid-turnaround molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) epitaxial manufacturing services at the UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2021 at the Business Design Centre in London (5 November).
Supported by UK Government agency Innovate UK (which provides funding and support for business innovation as part of UK Research and Innovation) and its KTN (Knowledge Transfer Network), the showcase includes more than 80 UK exhibitors with high-TRL (technology-readiness level) quantum solutions.
“The MBE and MOCVD epitaxial manufacturing and overgrowth services III-V Epi provides are ideal for quantum-based businesses, which often require low to medium volumes and a fast turnaround,” reckons III-V Epi director Calum McGregor. “Quantum businesses have contributed to huge breakthroughs in automotive, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications, cybersecurity and defence industries, where we already have experience, including the supply of epitaxy for quantum dots, single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) and laser sources,” he adds.
III-V Epi says that, driven by strong collaboration between academia and industry, the UK is home to around half the quantum-based businesses in Europe. The UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase allows these businesses to demonstrate current technology, including real-life projects, such as miniature satellites for ultra-secure communications; gas sensors for industrial leaks; and receivers for sensing data breaches.
Among the exhibitors will be the National Quantum Computing Centre, which works with business, government and the research community to expedite quantum computing development, and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (UKNQTP), which has a £1bn budget, over 10 years, for quantum research.