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Intense: Innovative laser diode solutions


Intense has developed partnerships with a number of organizations that extend its laser based product offerings through access to specialized technologies and manufacturing facilities.

CST Global

CSTG is a 'pure play' semiconductor foundry and custom service provider specializing in the design, development, and manufacture of discrete and integrated III-V opto-electronic devices, based in Glasgow, UK.

Since 1999, CSTG has provided specialist foundry services to clients in the Telecommunications, Defense, Medical and Instrumentation markets.

CST offers full product support from design to manufacturing, levered off a comprehensive library of qualified fabrication processes and a suite of high performance device platforms.

Today CSTG serves both fabless and vertically integrated customers in UK, US, Europe and Japan, and is recognised as a flagship project for the UK opto-electronics industry.

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Intense has a strategic partnership with the III-V wafer specialist IQE, the world's largest outsource supplier of III-V epiwafers. IQE offers a diverse range of materials produced using the MOCVD (Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Deposition) and MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) crystal growth platforms. IQE's European manufacturing facility and international HQ are based in Cardiff UK, a few hundred miles from Intense's site in Glasgow. The partnership involves IQE growing complex compound semiconductor crystal structures to Intense's design. Wafer growth is a critical element in Intense's supply chain, and the alliance allows Intense to achieve economies of scale through accessing the largest independent manufacturing capacity worldwide. IQE supplies Intense with both gallium arsenide (GaAs) and indium phosphide (InP) based epitaxy structures.

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TTP is one of Europe's leading independent technology development and licensing companies. TTP has its own extensive laboratory and pre-production manufacturing facilities employing engineers, scientists, and business development specialists in its facilities located near Cambridge, UK. TTP has extensive experience in product design, development and engineering, including printing and coding and marking systems. Intense collaborates with TTP to market, develop, and commercialize products that make novel use of semiconductor lasers.

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Research Collaboration

Intense licenses some of its patents from the University of Glasgow with whom it has a close collaboration. Intense participates in research with leading universities, including Cambridge, UCL, Imperial College, Strathclyde, Sheffield, Oxford, York, TU Berlin, TU Denmark through mechanisms including CASE studentships, DTI, and EU programs.


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