The AOIA Mission
Arizona’s optics industry is world-renowned and composed of companies ranging from large aerospace corporations to research facilities and entrepreneurial start-ups situated here in southern Arizona. Over 80% of the Optics related businesses are involved members of the Optics Industry Association.
Tucson is often referred to as “Optics Valley” because of the concentration of highly visible optics-related companies accompanied by a large talent pool. The Optics Cluster represents a broad range of products and services, including optical design and engineering, ﬁber optic components for telecommunications, lasers and semiconductors, metrology instrumentation, high precision optical fabrication, high volume precision plastic optics, precision measuring and positioning equipment, microscopes, telescopes, opto-electronics, image processing software and optical coatings/thin ﬁlms.
Benchmark data collected in 2001 suggests that while cluster membership is predominantly from small companies, optics revenue in Tucson alone may account for over $600 million and more than 1400 jobs. Proximity to the Mexican border and an active relationship with Canada’s optics leaders have added to Southern Arizona’s market position.
Why join AOIA, …..We are here to help you grow your business
- Learn about new business opportunities
- Receive information on current optics research in the state
- Assistance in contacting capturing grants
- Develop your company international reach
- Develop your workforce
- Publicize your company
- Increase your corporate networking
Frontiers in Optics Tucson, Arizona October 19 – 23, 2014 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014 is The Optical Society’s (OSA) 98th Annual Meeting and is being held together with Laser Science’s (LS) 30th annual meeting of the American Physical Society …
“The Art of Space and Light” International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) Gala Opening / Meet the Artists – Fri., Nov. 14, 2014, 7pm to 10pm Artwork on exhibit: November 14 – December 30, 2014. Location: 3202 E. First Street, …
The University of Arizona’s world-renowned College of Optical Sciences has received a $10 million gift for graduate student scholarships, setting a new precedent as the largest gift towards any scholarship in the University’s history. Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant — …
SPECIAL PRESENTATION University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences JANUARY 22, 2014 3:45 – 5:00 pm Conf. Room 821 1630 E. University Blvd. DAVID A. THOMAS, PhD – Engineering Consultant MALCOLM PANTHAKI – Comet Solutions, Founder & Chief Technology …
CBS This Morning Show – November 30, 2013 Light pollution is an ever-growing problem that is blocking out the night sky in major cities, obscuring all but the moon and a few bright stars and planets. Bob Parks, executive director …
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