Photonics and laser technologies are playing a significant role in driving innovation across a range of industries. Combining physical sciences with engineering technology, these technologies offer new and unique solutions where today’s conventional techniques are approaching their limits in terms of speed, capacity, and accuracy.
Photonics involves the use of photons or light, whose dual nature as a particle as well as wave finds usage in everyday life including information processing, light detection, spectroscopy, telecommunications, metrology, laser material processing, medicine, military technology, biophotonics, agriculture, robotics, and visual art. The technology is getting the most traction in the telecommunications sector, which is expected to become the largest end-use industry for photonics due to the rising demand for fiber optics components and systems. The healthcare industry is not far behind by increasingly using photonics in medical diagnostics and therapy in ophthalmology, infection sciences, and cancer research, biotechnology, DNA analysis, genome mapping, and others. Additionally, the manufacturers have also started to extensively replace traditional machines and tools with lasers and other photonics-related technologies.
The global market for photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is swiftly emerging as a significant industry sector. Specifically, the Asia-Pacific region counts as the fastest growing market because of the presence of emerging economies and rising workforce coupled with favorable government initiatives. On top of that, the use of Lidar and additive technologies is emerging as a major trend in the smart vehicle arena to analyze the spread of gases and pollutants in the atmosphere.
With such innovations, several players are venturing in the laser and photonic space to help businesses leverage the technologies to the full. We have compiled this issue of CIO Advisor APAC to assist companies in finding accomplished photonic technology solution providers.
We present to you CIO Advisor APAC’s Top 10 Photonics Technology Companies in APAC 2020.