9 December 2022
Coherent partners with ETRI and KAIST on devices for Korean market
Materials, networking and laser firm Coherent Corp of Saxonburg, PA, USA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two South Korean institutions, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), to foster collaboration on advanced electronic and photonic devices, with a focus on the Korean market.
The MoU was signed in conjunction with the Korea–US Industrial Cooperation Forum, which provides a mutual collaboration platform for both countries with the support of the US Department of Commerce; Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MOTIE); and the Korea Institute for Advanced Technology (KIAT).
South Korea is at the forefront of new technologies that are transforming industries such as communications, automotive, and consumer electronics. Coherent says that its technology platforms are suited to enable a broad range of existing and emerging applications in these rapidly growing markets.
The new partnership will cover a broad range of innovations in devices, leveraging silicon carbide, gallium arsenide and indium phosphide technology platforms. The collaboration will address applications in power electronics for electric vehicles, industrial applications, and optical and wireless networks.
“Korea continues to be a strategic market for Coherent, and we really look forward to expanding our relationship with such well-respected partners as ETRI and KAIST,” says Coherent’s chief technology officer Dr Julie Sheridan Eng. “We will begin by reviewing our respective technology roadmaps and identifying areas of synergistic interest where we can advance the state of the art and accelerate technology development in Korea.”