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
Be a part of the ARIZONA-SONORA BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE The first-ever Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide is seeking listings from companies and trade groups ready to do cross-border business. Arizona’s manufacturers, suppliers, logistics companies, trade groups, economic development organizations and others with …
A panel of experts will explore the pros and cons of registering as an L3C for mission-focused companies – Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Additional information is available at the following links: Pima County Public Library Gangplank Facebook …
ARGOS (Advanced Rayleigh guided Ground layer adaptive Optics System) will eventually bring Ground Layer Adaptive Optics (GLAO) capabilities to LBT. ARGOS is dedicated to observations with LUCI1 and LUCI2, LBTO’s pair of near-IR imagers and multi-object spectrographs. ARGOS is projecting …
BRIEFING & OPEN FORUM with REPRESENTATIVE RON BARBER Aug 14, 2013 – UofA College of Optical Sciences As part of the effort to support the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) – http://www.lightourfuture.org/ and the recommendations in the NPI white paper “Lighting …
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND NAE – National Academy of Engineering – Regional Meeting May 20, 2013 – 12:30 – 5:45 p.m. University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences Brochure with Additional Details REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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