Quantum Science, the infrared quantum dot (QD) technology company, has appointed Billy McLaughlin as its first chief operating officer (COO). 

As COO, Mr McLaughlin will be responsible for leading Quantum Science’s commercial operations as the business continues to develop its leading INFIQ® infrared QD technology. 

Mr McLaughlin brings with him significant business acumen with more than 30 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry, as well as expertise in supply chain operations, engineering, quality, research and technology, and global applications. 

During his career he has held roles including Managing Director at Sivers Photonics where he was responsible for growing the company, and held senior leadership and board-level positions at SmartKem, Motorola, Global Foundries, and Teledyne e2v.  

He has worked in leading semiconductor markets around the world including Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Europe, and the USA, and is an accredited LSS Master Black Belt and a consultant in Quality Management Systems. 

Dr Hao Pang, CEO and Founder of Quantum Science, said: “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. 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.” 

Mr McLaughlin said: “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.  

“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.” 

For more information about Quantum Science’s INFIQ infrared QD technology, get in touch by emailing info@qscis.com  

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