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Invest in Photonics to highlight a range of market opportunities

09/19/2014 Invest in Photonics, an international business partnering convention, has revealed its line-up of industry speakers, including executives from Amazon, Airbus, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, Leica Microsystems, L’Oreal, and Volkswagen.
Ultra-slow-motion Precitech close-up video shows diamond turning of germanium, silicon lenses

Ultra-slow-motion Precitech close-up video shows diamond turning of germanium, silicon lenses

09/18/2014

If your interest in optics extends to the manufacture of IR optical components, then do I have a video for you.

Laser Quantum buys femtosecond-laser maker Venteon Laser Technologies GmbH

09/08/2014

Laser Quantum (Stockport, England) announced it has purchased Venteon Laser Technologies GmbH (Hannover, Germany), which makes few-cycle ultrashort-pulse lasers. 

Yet more uses for graphene: CGC and Plastic Logic create graphene-based flexible display

Yet another use for graphene: CGC and Plastic Logic create graphene-based flexible display

09/05/2014 A flexible display incorporating graphene in its pixels’ electronics has been successfully demonstrated by the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) at the University of Cambridge and Plastic Logic (both in Cambedge, England), the fi...

Intel's Silicon Photonics Group wins OSA's 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

09/03/2014 The Optical Society (OSA; Washington, DC) has announced the winner of its 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award: the Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA). The group won ...
Quantum-key distribution goes to market in LANL tech transfer agreement with Allied Minds

Quantum-key distribution goes to market in LANL tech transfer agreement with Allied Minds

09/02/2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL; Los Alamos, NM) has signed its largest information technology agreement ever; the agreement, with Whitewood Encryption Systems (Boston, MA; a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Mind) provide...
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).

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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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Wed Jan 02 15:57:00 CST 2013
Marketing companies talk about appealing to your customers' emotions -- hit them where they live. And it's true: as ...

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Water deals

Fri Apr 19 13:12:00 CDT 2013
It's been said that water is the new gasoline--I hope not, it will be hard to drink. ;-) I am a big believer in water investments; in the US we pay a fractio... Read More

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