17 Oct Co-founders, John Prineas and Fatima Toor named Iowa Innovator of the Year by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
John Prineas (co-founder, President, CTO) and Fatima Toor (co-founder, Vice President, COO) were named Iowa Innovator of the Year by the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors event on September 9, 2022.
Firefly Photonics LLC (“Firefly”) was founded in 2016 and is an advanced semiconductor manufacturing company that was an outgrowth of research started at the University of Iowa. Firefly specializes in research and development of mid- and long-wave infrared LEDs, photodetectors, and lasers, integrating them into a range of products including gas sensors, projectors, and medical devices. Firefly provides advanced photonic solutions in mid- and long-wave infrared semiconductor LEDs, LED arrays, laser, and photodetectors through innovation, applied research and manufacturing excellence to solve defense, health, and environmental problems. Our MWIR emitting arrays and components are brighter, more efficient, and faster than competing technology.
Firefly Photonics, LLC’s mission is to bring advanced photonics solutions into the world through applied research and innovation.