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Effect Photonics to scale up production with Fabrinet...

15 Dec 2022

...and lidar developer Blickfeld has also selected Fabrinet as manufacturing partner.

Effect Photonics, a developer of highly integrated optical solutions, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has selected Fabrinet as the manufacturing partner for its integrated optical sub-assemblies.

Fabrinet provides high-precision optical, electronic and mechanical manufacturing services, and is a partner to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Fabrinet's Thailand plant will perform sourcing, procurement, assembly, test, and calibration of Effect’s integrated optical sub-assemblies.

Effect commented that increased optical bandwidth is needed more than ever before due to a wide range of cloud and cloud edge applications and the increased access speeds enabled by 5G and beyond.

“With Fabrinet’s capabilities and longstanding manufacturing prowess, Effect can offer our customers increased supply, reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” said Roberto Marcoccia, CEO, Effect.

“As a leader in advanced optical packaging and precision manufacturing for complex devices, we are well positioned to support Effect in achieving its business goals,” said Edward Archer, Executive VP Sales & Marketing at Fabrinet.

Blickfeld chooses Fabrinet as production partner

Blickfeld, a manufacturer of lidar hardware and software, announced last month that it has selected Fabrinet as its production partner.

Fabrinet will be responsible for project planning and implementing production of the Qb2, a “smart” 3D lidar system that combines sensing with on-device processing, as well as supply chain and quality management.

The lidar Percept software, also developed by Blickfeld, is integrated into this lidar hardware for the first time. The collaboration between Blickfeld and Fabrinet started in early 2022, and mass production will start in early 2023 at Fabrinet’s site in Thailand.

• On December 12th, 2022, Blickfeld announced that it is expanding its international operations in China. To support its operations on the ground, the company has founded the Chinese branch Blickfeld Optoelectronics Technology (Shanghai). The firm has opened an office located in the Sun Moon Light Center in Shanghai’s commercial core Huangpu District and appointed Mike Yang as its General Manager.

Yang is an electronics and management expert who brings more than 20 years' experience and has held various roles across engineering, marketing and sales, as well as a Country Head and Managing Director at companies such as General Electric, Osram and Valeo Sylvania.

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