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A vital electronics industry can boost economic growth, provide jobs for skilled workers, and speed development in other sectors. Colorado electronics companies engage in a full-spectrum of electronics activities, from research and development, design, and manufacturing of photovoltaics, printed electronics, nanotechnology and other emerging technologies, to semiconductors, digital storage, navigation, detection, imaging, and the software that integrates it all.

Colorado’s electronics industry is thriving and growing as evidenced by Arrow Electronics relocation to Colorado in 2011. Arrow was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the “world’s most admired companies” for the 12th consecutive year. They supply 40% of electronics components and services globally. Become engaged in shaping the growth of Colorado’s electronics industry and learn more about existing partnerships below.


CPIA (Colorado Photonics Industry Association)
CPIA is a not-for-profit association of industrial, educational, and governmental entities involved in research, development, and/or the sale of products or services that involve photonics technologies. CPIA unites the industry in Colorado to promote the strength and contribution that photonics technologies make; publicizes this strength in industry trade shows and international business forums; assure a trained workforce is available to allow the industry to grow; promote the needs and wants of the photonics industry to the local and federal governments; provide a forum for industry, academia, and government laboratories to collaborate on R&D projects; and pursue research funding or investment capital.

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