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SCAM crystal substrate is better than sapphire for GaN-based LEDs

SCAM crystal substrate is better than sapphire for GaN-based LEDs

08/20/2014 Fukuda Crystal Laboratory (Sendai, Japan) has created 2-in.-diameter samples of a crystal it hopes will replace sapphire for use as gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs and laser diodes: scandium aluminum magnesium oxide (ScAlMgO4,...

Quantum Materials buys quantum-dot manufacturing and solar-cell patents from Bayer Technology Services

08/20/2014

Quantum Materials Corporation (San Marco, TX; OTCQB:QTMM) has bought five sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, part of Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).

First Solar to supply up to 100 MW per year of CdTe thin-film photovoltaic modules in Japan

07/30/2014 Photovoltaic power systems maker First Solar (Tempe, AZ; NASDAQ:FSLR) and XSOL Co., Ltd. (Kyoto, Japan), a leading distributor and integrator of solar systems in Japan, have signed an agreement to supply First Solar's cadmium t...

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

07/22/2014

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

NIH Funds SemiNex to develop small lasers for enhancing vaccination

NIH funds SemiNex to develop small lasers for enhancing vaccination

07/22/2014 SemiNex Corporation (Peabody, MA) was awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop small laser devices to enhance immune responses to vaccines. The grant enable...
LG creates 18-inch rollable color OLED display

LG creates 18-inch rollable color OLED display

07/11/2014

LG Display (Seoul, South Korea) has developed a 18-inch organic-LED (OLED) display so flexible that it can be rolled up. The display has 1200 x 810 pixels and can be rolled up to a radius of 3 cm.

Uncooled IR imaging market: smartphones and new low-cost IR cores pave the way for consumer applications

Uncooled IR imaging market: smartphones and new low-cost IR cores pave the way for consumer applications

07/11/2014 A new market report by Yole Développement (Lyon, France), called "Uncooled Infrared Imaging Technology & Market Trends, 2014 edition," concludes that existing commercial applications and new consumer applications ...
Two University of Arizona optical-sciences students chosen for 2014 Astronaut Scholarship

Two University of Arizona optical-sciences students chosen for 2014 Astronaut Scholarship

07/10/2014

Two University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) undergraduates have been named winners of the 2014 Astronaut Scholarship, which was founded by six members of NASA's original Mercury 7 mission.

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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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