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Lithography company Brewer Science on Minority Engineer Magazine list of top 50 employers in U.S. for 2015

02/25/2015

Brewer Science has good company on the list: Texas Instruments, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech behemoths.

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

02/25/2015

NIST's accelerometer-calibration service will have a sensitivity of a few nm and can measure at frequencies up to 50 kHz.

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images

Monochrome NTT 'HenGenTou' projector adds motion to static paper photographic images (with video)

02/23/2015

With the help of NTT's deformation lamp projector, Johann Sebastian Bach smiles for the first time in more than two centuries.

JDI begins selling its own ultra-low-power reflective color LCD modules for smartwatches

JDI begins selling its own ultra-low-power reflective color LCD modules for smartwatches

02/22/2015

JDI's memory-in-pixel reflective-type color LCD modules will be on the market in July, 2015.

MAP-2 second-generation NIST program accurately characterizes lighting LEDs

MAP-2 second-generation NIST program accurately characterizes lighting LEDs

02/20/2015

For LED characterization, NIST has begun offering customers the second generation of its SSL Measurement Assurance Program.

JDSU partners with Amada to introduce turnkey kilowatt lasers to be seen at SPIE Photonics West 2015

02/10/2015

JDSU intruduces 2, 4, and 6 kW fiber-laser systems and 2 and 4 kW direct-diode laser systems.

Increasing adoption of mid IR lasers leads to profound changes in the market

Increasing adoption of mid-IR lasers leads to profound changes in the market

02/05/2015

The global mid-infrared (mid-IR) laser market is expected to reach $742.6 million by 2019.

European Commission asserts environmental benefit of cadmium-based quantum dots

European Commission asserts environmental benefit of cadmium-based quantum dots

01/26/2015

The European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), according to QD Vision (Lexington, MA).

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UCF's Martin Richardson receives honorary degree from the University of Bordeaux

01/06/2014

Orlando, FL--Martin Richardson was awarded the title of "Docteur Honoris Causa" at the University of Bordeaux in Talence, Bordeaux, France.

Kazuro Kikuchi named as 2014 John Tyndall Award winner

12/09/2013

Washington, DC--The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society have named Kazuro Kikuchi of the University of Tokyo in Japan as the recipient of the 2014 John Tyndall Award.

Inrad Optics names Jose Suro VP of operations

11/06/2013

Northvale, NJ--Optical components maker Inrad Optics has appointed Jose Suro as VP of operations at its Northvale facility.

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Fri Apr 19 13:12:00 CDT 2013
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