Avo Photonics expands Canadian operations

Oct. 1, 2008
Avo Photonics (Horsham, PA), specialists in optical packaging, design, and contract manufacturing, has expanded its services by relocating its Toronto, Canada facility.

Avo Photonics (Horsham, PA), specialists in optical packaging, design, and contract manufacturing, has expanded its services by relocating its Toronto, Canada facility.

The new facility has improved optoelectronic characterization and prototyping capability. While primary manufacturing and design efforts continue in the company's headquarters in Horsham, Pennsylvania, the new Toronto facility provides an additional clean and stable environment necessary for precise laser and optical component characterization, says the company. The new plant is well-located to keep Avo Photonics established in the Canadian market, and, with capabilities similar to the Pennsylvania plant, boosts the company's overall capacity.

Additionally, the new facility is in close proximity to Innovative Engineering Solutions, one of Avo Photonics' partners in electronic design and production. Optoelectronic customers seeking the manufacture of fully integrated, low-cost products in the commercial and test markets should benefit from this closer relationship.

Dr. Tom Haslett, CTO Avo Photonics, noted that the growth of the company's requirements "is indicative of our quality," and added that the new plant's close proximity to other high-tech companies will help Avo to recruit top talent.

Avo Photonics provides custom design and contract manufacturing services to customers in the military, aerospace, medical, communications, and commercial markets. It develops photonic packaging from the fundamental optical-physics analysis, through optical, mechanical, electrical, thermal, materials, and system design for packaging and manufacturing, into crafted prototypes, and finally into high-volume production.

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