AIM Photonics Secures New 7 Year Agreement

New York-based AIM Photonics (American Institute of Manufacturing Photonics) has secured a new seven-year cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York.

This agreement includes $321 million in funding and support with $165 million from AFRL and $156 million from other sources.

These funds will be directed towards the manufacturing readiness of advanced photonics. These photonics products are critical to national security and high-performance microelectronics. 

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul believes focusing R&D efforts into merging technology sectors is key to rebuilding the state’s economy. “With this funding in hand, we are now better able to ensure New York and the nation will remain at the forefront in the world of technological innovation, research and development.”

AIM Photonics, headquartered at the Albany Nanotech Complex in Upstate New York, will continue its work to develop advanced integrated photonics capabilities for a wide array of existing products and will enable critical applications such as data communications, telecommunications, LiDAR, chemical and biological sensing, artificial intelligence, quantum applications and custom DoD applications.

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