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Since 2015 EFFECT Photonics has had a presence based in south west Devon UK, at the University of Plymouth Brixham Laboratory. EFFECT Photonics needed a specialised telecommunications product development and manufacturing facility based in Torbay, conveniently situated to provide access to the resources utilised by the well-established Hi-Tech cluster of companies and expertise locally based there, within the bay area.


Focus / Mission

Where Light Meets Digital – EFFECT Photonics delivers highly integrated systems for optical communication driven by the evolution and network architectures needed to meet end-user demands.


Using our proprietary digital signal processing and forward error correction technology and ultra-pure light sources, we offer compact form factors with seamless integration, cost efficiency, low power, and security of supply. By leveraging established microelectronics industry partners, we are able to provide manufacturing at scale and security of supply. Embracing a hybrid business model – transceivers and sub-assemblies – we support the need for disaggregation of key building blocks in 5G and beyond, access-ready coherent solutions, and cloud and cloud edge services.

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how to find us

by car

We are approximately 2 minute drive away from Brixham town centre.

by train

We are approximately 45 min taxi ride from Newton Abbot Train Station.

by air

We are approximately one hours drive away from Exeter Airport.