Another leap in Scottish-US technology collaboration
LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND, UK — February 10, 2016 — Kaiam Corporation, a leader in hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology, along with SU2P, announce that following a meeting between Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde and Bardia Pezeshki, CEO of Kaiam Corporation, Kaiam is delighted to confirm that the company has agreed to become an Industrial Partner of SU2P, a unique collaboration between world-class US and Scottish research teams in photonics.
Kaiam, headquartered in California and with its state of the art manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland already has strong links to Stanford University. The company understands that by working with SU2P more formally it will be able to develop new and productive relationships with the five Scottish Universities involved in this initiative namely, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt and St Andrews.
"I believe that becoming an Industrial Partner of SU2P will bring a number of benefits including collaborative R&D projects, innovative technology workshops and importantly, will help us to identify and attract the highly skilled people we need for Kaiam to continue growing its R&D team in Scotland." — Dr. Bardia Pezeshki
Bardia Pezeshki, Kaiam’s CEO commented: “I believe that becoming an Industrial Partner of SU2P will bring a number of benefits including collaborative R&D projects, innovative technology workshops and importantly, will help us to identify and attract the highly skilled people we need for Kaiam to continue growing its R&D team in Scotland.”
About Kaiam Corporation
Headquartered in Newark, California, with large-scale manufacturing in Livingston, Scotland, Kaiam is a private company commercializing photonic integrated circuits. Founded in 2009 by leading technologists from the optical networking industry, the team has a record of delivering breakthrough products that change the rules of the marketplace. Current products include 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s optical transceivers optimized for datacentres. For more information, visit www.kaiam.com and follow on Twitter at: @KaiamCorp.
The Universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow and Edinburgh, together with Stanford University, are collaborating with local industry to build enduring relationships, which form the basis of a network that helps to sustain the economic impact of photonics in both the UK and California. The project, SU2P, capitalises on leading research in the photonics sector, in fields including ICT, renewable energy and the environment, and the commercial opportunities the research offers..
It also bolsters existing links between universities and businesses in Scotland and the US. Further information on SU2P can be found at http://www.su2p.com.