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Quantum Science, a semiconductor, biotechnology and water treatment nanomaterial company, has taken another step forward in its ambitious expansion plans.
The Warrington-based company has partnered with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to support and support the company’s continued business growth in Japan.
JETRO is a government-affiliated organization committed to promoting mutual trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world.
Originally founded in 1958 to encourage Japanese exports overseas, JETRO’s 21st century core focus has shifted to encouraging foreign direct investment in Japan, helping Japanese companies maximize their global business potential.
Japan is a leading country in semiconductor and electronics innovation, making it a hugely important market for Quantum Science’s quantum dot technology, known as INFIQ® QDs.
This technology was developed for use in image sensors to increase the accuracy and detection of silicon sensors up to the infrared range and opens up new applications for CMOS sensors (complementary metal oxide semiconductors) in consumer electronics, self-driving vehicles, security and surveillance and intelligent manufacturing.
Quantum Science is already working closely with several Japanese companies bringing INFIQ® materials to market and is working to work with these companies to incorporate INFIQ® technology into their future products.
In addition, several high-quality development and pilot projects are in the pipeline in Japan in the near future.
The JETRO accreditation will enable the company to significantly strengthen its presence in the Japanese market and marks another milestone after its expansion into a larger facility at Sci-Tech Daresbury earlier this year.
In keeping with the “Home for Life” idea, which enables companies to grow within the campus, the company moved from its original home in the Campus Technology Hub to the Techspace One office and laboratory building.
Quantum Science, part of a growing cluster of materials companies at Sci-Tech Daresbury, now has nearly 2,300 square feet of office and laboratory space to service its customers’ growing demand for its various products while having an ongoing recruitment program.
Dr. Hao Pang, Chief Executive of Quantum Science, said, “Our INFIQ® technology is the only one-for-all machine sensor technology that enables state-of-the-art silicon-based image sensors with superior machine vision and detection capabilities at a price that is affordable for consumers.
“Since the INFIQ® technology has achieved initial successes in Japan and on the international markets, the support from JETRO is a further step forward in the growing global ambitions of Quantum Science and proof of the great international interest in our technology.”
Dr. Hao Pang added, “This latest phase of our development would not have been possible without the incredible community and research space here at Sci-Tech Daresbury. Our move to Techspace One earlier this year only improved our business offering to our customers, and we will continue to leverage various resources and networks available on campus to develop more products and enter new markets. “
A JETRO spokesperson said, “JETRO welcomes Quantum Science to the Japanese market and looks forward to supporting the company’s technology to drive the growth and advancement of the image sensor industry in Japan and in international markets.”
John Downes, Langtree Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Sci-Tech Daresbury, said, “We were thrilled that Quantum Science expanded into Techspace One earlier this year, and this recent breakthrough in the important Japanese market is further evidence that that this is a highly innovative company that is at the forefront of the nanomaterial market.
“We have a growing number of local materials companies and it’s great to know they are available to work together and share information and expertise to help the Liverpool City region be at the forefront in this increasingly important area to stand. “
Sci-Tech Daresbury’s status as a leading science and technology hub in Europe was confirmed last month by the announcement of the Hartree National Center for Digital Innovation (HNCDI), a joint program of the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Center , further strengthened and IBM on the campus of the Liverpool metropolitan area.
The investment of 210 million in infrastructure, know-how and digital skills gaps within organizations.
HNCDI will also host an IBM Discovery Accelerator – the first location outside the US – to engage industry, government and academia to accelerate innovation in high performance computing, AI and quantum technologies and to build a global community for discovery and inspiration for new ideas Solutions for the benefit of society.