Since 1992, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) has developed custom solutions for CVD (chemical vapor deposition) tools, components, device structures and materials.  Because SMI interfaces with the specialists (researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs), they excel at finding custom solutions that have  proven to give its customers a competitive advantage.  SMI provides expertise in a variety of thin film deposition techniques, such as but not limited to CVD, MOCVD, and PECVD.

PVD Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom thin film deposition systems as well as equipment for the coated-conductor markets, and innovative deposition tools for rapid process development.  PVD offers its custom systems to major universities and national labs world-wide.

CVD Equipment Corporation offers products that range from chemical vapor deposition systems, gas & liquid delivery cabinets, and gas panels, to related gas abatement systems. Located in New York, the company has a novel application laboratory allowing it to procure raw materials and components and deliver finished systems. For over 30 years, CVD has served industry, start-ups, university and government labs, garnering high praise from industry leaders.

Riber is a global provider of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) equipment, known to be the most adaptable and accurate tool used to deposit precise amounts of material onto substrates.  MBE is also used to design and create state-of-the-art semiconductor structures for manufacturing original devices. Riber is a top supplier of high-quality material evaporation sources–used to make cost-effective thin-film solar cells, create the displays for high-tech organic LED TVs, resulting in revolutionary small-sized silicon transistors that are leading the way to more powerful PCs.

Trade Journals:

Laser Focus World is a premier publication featuring articles, papers and information on the latest innovations in lasers, optics, and photonic technology.  The publication has a high standard of excellence and only exceptional projects are considered.  Designers, integrators, engineers and scientists, and all professional users of lasers, optics, and photonics systems have been published in Laser Focus World.

Photonics Media is a pioneering publisher in the field of photonics.  Both print and digital business-to-business magazines are available, along with buyers’ guides, websites and e-newsletters for professionals working with light-based technologies.  Photonics Media has a global audience serving academics and researchers, manufacturers, and end-users.  Photonics Media has an impressive three million views of its website annually (and growing).

Semiconductor Online provides expert articles for industry professionals.  The online publication offers views on the latest trends, technologies, and best practices.  This publication showcases an array of information from hot topics to an issue that has not had much attention, but might be likely to have an impact on the industry.

Semiconductor Today (first published in 2006) is the first digital (only) magazine for the compound semiconductor and advanced silicon and it is available at no cost.  The digital magazine is accessed by a growing number of scientists, engineers, and industry professionals affiliated with the production and R&D of compound semiconductor as well as advanced silicon materials and devices.  This on line publication offers free access to information needs for all spectroscopists.  This service is known as the definitive spectroscopy on line resource and covers everything from mass spectrometry to proteomics.



OSA – The Optical Society (founded 100 years ago as The Optical Society of America) serves a worldwide constituency as a sponsor and global champion in the fields of optics and photonics.  OSA prides itself in bringing together the many communities advancing these processes, fostering education and professional development.  OSA supports and promotes the need for shared knowledge and innovation in all of its initiatives.

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers and is a not-for-profit educational society. The society currently has approximately 257,000 constituents from 173 countries.  SPIE is a not-for-profit educational society advancing emerging light-based technologies through education and information exchange, including sponsoring at least 25 technical programs annually on five continents.

IEEE, pronounced “Eye-triple-E,” stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society and serves professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields. Membership is comprised of engineers, scientists, including computer scientists, software engineers and developers, IT professionals, and others with an engineering core.  As technology continues to reach across global boundaries, IEEE has kept pace, now serving over 395,000 members in 160 countries.

SEMI and its network of over 2,000 member companies (with l.3 million specialists) offer connections that yield innovations in the electronics manufacturing supply chain.  Since 1970, the association has succeeded in sponsoring new and improved materials and design, software and devices, and services that have resulted in more affordable and broader markets. 


Tedco is becoming a leader in providing resources that will build Maryland technology companies.  Tedco works to discover and invest in the best and the brightest entrepreneurial innovations by serving as the central hub of Maryland’s innovation ecosystem.   Tedco will support entrepreneurs with gateway services, pre-seed investment, and tech transfer.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as a platform for first-class research, innovation, and learning—providing entrepreneurial education, personal mentoring, and an on-campus incubator, making the Clark School a national leader in emergent and successful technology-based entrepreneurship opportunities.

USC’S College of Engineering and Computing’s focus on research is leading to exciting opportunities for students in the areas of technology innovation, engineering and computing education, and entrepreneurship.  Students partner with global laboratories and industries as well as other University of South Carolina colleges and schools.