EPIC Growth Despite Uncertainty
The EPIC Centre in Torbay has remained open throughout the pandemic providing facilities to the local microelectronics and photonics sector. EPIC has seen unprecedented demand for lab space as businesses consider relocating to the new purpose-built electronics centre. This has resulted in businesses moving production, R&D and, in some cases, their whole organisation into EPIC.
Since lockdown, EPIC has let seven new units, accommodating four new technology companies to the centre.
These include cutting-edge technology companies including Bay Photonics and EFFECT Photonics who join businesses such as Palomar Technologies and Prior Scientific.
Centre Director, Wayne Loschi, is delighted by the growth: “It’s been a very busy few months for EPIC. This has seen two high profile members of the local Hi Tech Cluster move into the centre. What has been encouraging is the number of new jobs that have been created since April, at least ten since the start of the pandemic which is fantastic in these challenging times.”
Since opening in October 2019, the EPIC Centre has continued to invest in prototyping equipment to grow its technical capability. EPIC now offers:
- -Die bonding
- -Wire bonding
- -Ball bonding
- -Microscopy, test and analysis
If you are interested in discussing any of the EPIC facilities contact [email protected]