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Philips steps up as first corporate sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light

04/10/2014

Royal Philips was applauded by the OSA for signing on as the first patron sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Software: Thin-Film Coating Design: Excel extends optical coating software capabilities

04/08/2014

Microsoft Excel can extend the capabilities of optical thin-film design and measurement software through its functions, programming environment, and universal connectivity.

Pictures from an exhibition

04/07/2014 When founded in 1955, SPIE -- then known as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers -- placed great emphasis on the application of photo-optical instrumentation to aerospace, atmospheric science, and astronomy.

Business Forum: Professional society in our photonics ecosystem

04/04/2014

This is the second in a series of interviews of CEOs of our professional societies to give us a better understanding of the ecosystem of our industry.

Laser Marketplace: Forging innovation: Laser Marketplace Seminar review

04/02/2014

Held on February 3 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West 2014, the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar took both a quantitative and qualitative approach to the lasers and photonics markets.

National Photonics Initiative volunteers visit Congress to urge support for photonics legislation

03/28/2014 On behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D.

ILT presents portable spectroradiometers for light measurement apps

03/27/2014

ILT550 spectroradiometers are designed as a cost-effective, research-grade instrument for apps including photostability, UV curing, and photobiology.

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!

SPIE recognizes accomplishments by individuals and teams in photonics

03/19/2014 For outstanding individual and team technical accomplishments and service to SPIE (Bellingham, WA), the society is presenting several annual awards.   

SpectralFinder software processes hyperspectral data in real time

03/12/2014 Hyperspectral cameras can produce data at rates of up to one gigabyte per minute. To handle rates like this, engineers at Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB have created the Spect...

Quanta everywhere

03/10/2014 I recently heard a fascinating lecture by Seth Lloyd, director of the W.M. Keck Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory at MIT and author of Programming the Universe, which describes how the universe computes using an int...

VPIphotonics presents pluggable toolkit with library of DSP algorithms

03/06/2014

The toolkit is designed for the VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems version 9.1 simulation platform for optical transmission systems.

Business Forum: A vibrant European photonics ecosystem

03/05/2014

Here, I interview Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) to broaden our understanding of what is going on in our field in Europe.

Synopsys acquires Brandenburg for automotive lighting software portfolio

03/04/2014

Mountain View, CA--Synopsys has acquired Brandenburg, maker of the LucidShape line of CAD software for the design of automotive forward, rear and signal lighting and reflectors, as well as for general lighting.

Software improves IR image interpretation

02/28/2014

Designed to accompany thermal imaging products from Teletherm Infrared, ThermReview infrared (IR) image-processing software improves thermal image interpretation in multiple ways, according to the company.

Oxford Instruments acquires Andor, expands into nano-bio arena

02/12/2014

Abingdon, England--Andor will continue to focus on growing their existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments' strategic expansion into the nano-bio arena.

Healthcare, manufacturing, security, and 3D display tools among 2014 Prism Award winners

02/07/2014 San Francisco, CA--On the evening of February 5, 2014, nine companies were recognized for their outstanding new products in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West 2014.

BUSINESS FORUM: Getting investor attention

02/06/2014

Here, I interview John Dexheimer, president of LightWave Advisors, who has advised over 100 financings or partnerships in photonics, Internet/software, communications, and electronics.

Laser market to exceed $11B by 2017, says Strategies Unlimited

02/04/2014 Mountain View, CA--Strategies Unlimited has released its annual market research report, "The Worldwide Market for Lasers," which foresees revenue growth of 4.9% from 2012 to 2017 for the total laser market, bolstered ...

SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014 preview: Optics and photonics continue to innovate

01/27/2014 This year’s SPIE Photonics West, North America’s leading optics and photonics conference and exhibition, is expected to draw the largest crowd to date, as presenters, exhibitors, and attendees gather to discuss and learn about ...

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