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Advanced Electronics

Torbay has a lasting legacy of excellent knowledge based companies having previously established in the Bay, particularly within the advanced electronics sector. Nortel, AVX previously employed over thousands of people at their sites in Paignton.

From their closure many other innovative small growth companies have arisen with many highly skilled people becoming part of this exciting entrepreneurial sector.

Torbay is also home to foreign investor companies such as Silicon Valley headquartered Spirent and Oclaro tapping into the existing skills pool along with local home grown firms Gooch & Housego, Elektron Technology, Flexiguide, Alpha Contract Engineering and nearby companies such as Cambium Networks, Eltek Semiconductors, Sub10 systems, Plessey Semiconductors, Moortec, Fairford Electronics, Amulet Hotkey, PD Devices and many others you can see the growing cluster of Electronics, Photonics, Semiconductor and Wireless Technology businesses that exists here in Torbay and the wider South Devon area. 

To learn more about Torbay's thriving Hi-Tech companies, download the Spirent Communications Case Study and visit our Hi-Tech Forum page.