About us


With our ultra-modern and well-equipped facilities, plus vastly experienced technical staff, Bay Photonics can help make your Photonic IC (PIC) projects become a reality with our open and innovative packaging capability .

Value proposition

Bay Photonics are an independent, flexible design and build facility offering reduced time to market, reduced technical risk and reduced product development cost solution for projects that the customer finds difficult to gain traction due to low volume, degree of technical difficulty, broad engineering know-how required and restricted access to assembly capability.

We specialise in helping build prototypes that require a flexible and technically innovative approach to assembly and test.

Having worked at world leading opto-electronic component manufacturers our technical team have vast experience in developing the right packaging and production solution.

Located in the South West of the UK,  with main office in Paignton at the Electronics & Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC), we are housed with other members of the Torbay Photonics Cluster ecosystem and together offer extended expertise and capability.

The Management Team

glenn george

Mr. Glenn George (Managing Director)
(BSc Engineering Materials and Design)

Glenn has a wealth of experience in Engineering and management positions gathered since 1982 covering the back end stages of optical device packaging from chip on Carrier to ship including die and wirebond, fibre align, lid seal and test and from bespoke to fully automated assembly.

Devices covered range from very early pulsed co-ax through planar package, D.I.L. and butterfly covering DWDM, M-Z, 10G etc. through CFP2.

Contact Glenn


1973 – Larry Clarke joins STC – later Nortel – then Bookham

1982 – Glenn George joins STC– later Nortel – then Bookham

2007 – Alpha Contract Engineering (ACE) is formed

2009 – ACE relocate to Ivybridge, Plymouth

2012 – Move to their own premises in Torquay

2014 – Built Class 10,000 cleanroom in Paignton

2015 – Rename to Bay Photonics Ltd

2015 – Relocated to The Brixham Laboratory

2017 – Rebranding and new website launch

2020 – Relocated to EPIC, Paignton

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