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Avo Photonics Expands into Canada with New Facility

Avo Photonics, specialists in optical and RF packaging solutions, has recently expanded its operations into Canada. Due to significant demands for its service offerings, Avo Photonics Canada was created to provide design and prototyping capabilities in Toronto. The subsidiary will support the ongoing opto-electronic design, development, and volume production services present in the company’s Pennsylvania home office.

“We are excited to add Avo Photonics Canada to the family. With the vibrant growth in our business, it became necessary to create an additional center to support our existing customers,” said Dr. Joseph Dallas, Avo Photonics COO. “The Toronto facility will provide continued outstanding design, modeling, analysis, and characterization services. These offerings expand upon existing capabilities within our U.S. operations and feed directly into the existing production services.”

To assure timely and valuable solutions for its customers, Avo Photonics provides a team of engineering and science experts representing the optical, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and materials disciplines. With cross-market skills and specific experience developing products such as high-power optical isolators, light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems, photometers, telecom lasers, photon-counting detectors, non-linear optic waveguides, and tunable lasers, this team is well poised to efficiently meet the customer at its level of development and assure efficient completion of quality designs and volume production.

“We are pleased to join Avo Photonics and look forward to continuing the company’s tradition of excellence,” said Dr. Tom Haslett, CTO Avo Photonics Canada. “Our Toronto operations will compliment the ongoing operations in the U.S. and facilitates faster, face-to-face interactions with Canadian and other worldwide customers.”

Founded in 2004, Avo Photonics specializes in design and manufacturing solutions for photonic and microelectronic packaging, assembly, and test for the communications, military/aerospace, and medical/ industrial markets. Avo’s mission is to develop cost-effective manufacturing solutions for customers while providing support from design to production for products in all markets.

For a complete overview of Avo Photonics’ service offerings, visit or call 215-441-0107.


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