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5 July 2022

Vector Photonics appoints consultant programme manager, overseeing new product introduction

Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK has appointed Ian Caldwell as consultant programme manager, overseeing the new product introduction (NPI) programme. He brings extensive, industrial experience to the company, as it continues to commercialize its all-semiconductor PCSEL technology for data-center and co-located optics markets.

Vector Photonics’ new consultant programme manager Ian Caldwell. Picture: Vector Photonics’ new consultant programme manager Ian Caldwell.

“Ian is a highly respected engineer and programme manager, successfully leading similar national and international programmes for industry-leading companies Motorola, Freescale, NXP Semiconductors, and Sivers Photonics,” comments CEO Neil Martin. “Ian will help to manage development projects which raise the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of our all-semiconductor PCSELs. This will expedite our move from prototype to volume production using a ‘fabless’ multi-vendor supply model.”

Caldwell has an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. In 2017, he worked as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) instructor at the Dumfries House Education Engineering Centre, part of ‘The Princes Foundation’ and home to many of HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay’s, flagship education programmes, where he developed and delivered workshops in local schools to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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