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Invest in Photonics invites firms seeking funding to submit applications

04/16/2014 Invest in Photonics, a two-day international business-partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics venture-capital investment, has opened registration for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking funding.
Furukawa optical-fiber-powered camera is intended for disaster and disaster-prevention uses

Furukawa optical-fiber-powered camera is intended for disaster and disaster-prevention uses

04/09/2014

Furukawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan) has commercialized a camera that is powered by light transmitted through a single-mode optical fiber.

Silicon-photonics start-up Rockley Photonics closes Series A funding round

04/08/2014 Rockley Photonics (London, England), a start-up aimed at developing silicon photonics for data-communications networks, has closed its Series A funding round following what the company says is "high levels of investor inte...

ON Semiconductor to acquire Truesense Imaging

04/02/2014 ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ; Nasdaq: ONNN) will acquire Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY), which produces high-performance image sensor devices for machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imag...

High-efficiency perovskite photovoltaic material also lases

03/28/2014 Researchers from Professor Sir Richard Friend's group at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England), working with Snaith's University of Oxford group (Oxford, England), have shown that CH3NH3PbI3-xC...
Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

03/27/2014 GoPhoton!, a Pan-European outreach project that aims to promote and raise awareness about the ubiquity and industrial and societal importance of the technologies enabled by photonics, is being launched by the European Centres f...

One week to enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards; win an iPad mini!

03/26/2014

Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is April 2nd; all entrants have a chance to win an Apple gift card with value equivalent to an iPad mini!

LPKF boosts annual revenue by 13 percent, opens South Korea subsidiary

03/25/2014

The German company’s growth in 2013 was mainly driven by systems for laser direct structuring, with South Korea playing an important role in this context.

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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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01/02/2013
Marketing companies talk about appealing to your customers' emotions -- hit them where they live. And it's true: as ...

Larry's VC View

Water deals

04/19/2013
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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