14 July 2017
CST Global appoints University of Glasgow’s Tony Kelly as consultant on high-speed opto technology
III-V optoelectronic foundry Compound Semiconductor Technologies Global Ltd (CST Global) of Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, UK (a subsidiary of Sweden-based Sivers IMA Holding AB) has appointed Dr Tony Kelly (a photonics expert with over 200 journal and conference publications to his name) as consultant on next-generation, high-speed, opto-electronic technology.
Kelly will divide his time equally between CST Global and the University of Glasgow, where he remains a member of staff in the School of Engineering’s Electronics and Nanoscale research division. The secondment is being supported through the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Account.
“Tony is a world authority on gallium nitride and indium phosphide optical devices, with both academic and commercial experience in these areas,” comments CEO Neil Martin. “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.”
Kelly 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 (SOAs), raising over $30m of venture capital funding.
“Tony’s appointment provides essential expertise to support CST Global’s development of high-speed, laser technology,” says Martin.