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Quantum dot tech firm names Chief Operating Officer

Cheshire tech company, Quantum Science, has named Billy McLaughlin as its first COO.

He joins the Warrington-based firm with 30 years experience including as MD at Sivers Photonics and senior positions at SmartKem, Motorola and Global Foundries.

He’ll be responsible for leading its commercial operations as it continues to develop its INFIQ® infrared QD technology. 

Quantum Science develops and commercialises quantum dots, nanomaterials and technologies for the machine vision and sensing markets. 

“I am delighted to be joining Quantum Science. The company has been one of the standout success stories in the semiconductor materials field in recent years, and I am very excited to be joining such a capable team as it embarks on the next stage of its growth journey,” he said.

“With the huge opportunities we are seeing for short-wave infrared imaging and sensing, Quantum Science is well placed to capitalise on emerging demand with its INFIQ® infrared QD technology. I’m looking forward to driving this and working alongside the world-class team that Quantum Science has established.” 

The company is based at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Warrington.

“This appointment marks a key moment for Quantum Science. As the business expands in international markets, Billy’s experience and knowledge will enable us to accelerate our growth and achieve our key objectives,” said Dr Hao Pang, CEO and Founder of Quantum Science.

“Billy has a proven track record across a wide range of industries, and with this strategic addition to our team, Quantum Science will be positioned to further secure its leading role in the global semiconductor industry.” 

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