Photonics: NZ's hidden industry worth $1.2b and counting

Dan Brunskill
Tue, 28 Jul 2020

Dan Brunskill
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
The inconspicuous photonics industry, using the transmission of light in everyday technologies, is rapidly growing New Zealand’s manufacturing sector and could rival the wine sector for export returns, a new report says.Commissioned by the Dodd-Walls Centre and the Australian and New Zealand Optical Society, the report measured the industry for the first time and found it was worth A$5.4 billion across Australasia.NZ photonics is estimated to involve 121 companies, employing 2,530 people and accounting for $1.2 billion of econom...
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