In the last decades’ impressive progress in the field of photonics has been achieved, thanks to remarkable advances in the understanding of the physical processes at the heart of light-matter interaction in photonic applications and to the introduction of crucial technological innovations. Although the laser market has steadily increased since the 1970s, innovation and revenue growth have slowed over the past decade. Many low-cost companies have entered the market as the core technology matured. That put pressure on the average sales price for lasers used in high-volume end products, including those related to telecom transmission, marking and engraving, and bio-sensing. But the sector may now be on the cusp of a new age of innovation in which lasers are increasingly combined with optics and sensors to enable even more sophisticated applications. These integrated devices, many of which are still in development in several industries, could put the laser market back on a high-growth trajectory and become the main source of value.
Industry stakeholders—including owners, operators, and board members—have recognized these advantages and are quickly moving to broaden the technological capabilities of their companies through mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships. To help photonics-industry stakeholders evaluate the opportunities ahead, we assessed recent developments across laser end markets. We then explored the optics and sensor sectors in detail, focusing on the unique capabilities that such technologies can provide when combined with lasers. Helping business leaders strengthen their operational capabilities and enable accelerated growth in the sector, Semiconductor Review has compiled a list of the UK’s Top 5 Photonics Solutions Providers. Besides, the magazine also includes insights from thought leaders in the sectors on the industry trends, recent innovations, best practices and their advice for aspiring CIOs and CXOs.
We present to you Semiconductor Review’s “Top 5 Photonics Solutions Providers in UK – 2022.”