Dr Tony Kelly to consult with CST Global on next-generation, high-speed, opto-electronic technology.


14 July 2017

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holding AB and the UK’s leading, independent, III-V opto-electronic, semiconductor foundry, is pleased to announce Dr Tony Kelly’s appointment as consultant on next-generation, high-speed, opto-electronic technology. Tony will divide his time equally between CST Global and the University of Glasgow, where he remains a member of staff in the Electronics and Nanoscale research division at the School of Engineering. He is a renowned expert in the photonics industry and has over 200 journal and conference publications. This secondment is being supported through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Impact Acceleration Account.

Neil Martin, CEO of CST Global, explained, “Tony is a world-authority on Gallium Nitride and Indium Phosphide optical devices, with both academic and commercial experience in these areas. He has successfully commercialized a range of technologies, critical to next-generation, high-speed applications, where CST Global is currently producing and developing new products.”

Tony began work at BT Laboratories and the Corning Research Centre. He then co-founded Kamelian Ltd. and Amphotonix Ltd. for the commercial production of Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers, raising over $30m of venture capital funding.

Neil added, “Tony’s appointment provides essential expertise to support CST Global’s development of high-speed, laser technology. It is my pleasure to welcome Tony to our team.”

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