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Watching over the quantum technology supply chain

March 26, 2024
The quantum supply chain is still in its nascent stage—and these are the key trends to keep an eye on as it evolves.
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What today’s photonics industry can learn from the quest for the blue LED

March 21, 2024
LEDs will continue to play a significant role as the photonics industry embarks on what’s next.
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Patents or trade secrets: Which is better to protect your intellectual property?

March 20, 2024
Examining the definitions and differences between the two helps clarify the factors that will help you choose the appropriate protection in various situations.
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6 global business environment trends to watch

March 11, 2024
Thought leaders share the current and shifting conditions that will affect the photonics marketplace in this and the coming years—and offer ideas to contend with them.
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Patent litigation and Patent Office procedures dominate this month’s Photonics IP Update

March 6, 2024
Summaries of intellectual property (IP) cases involving optical communications, image processing, lighting, and others are among the 18 recorded in February.
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Space: The growing optical frontier

Feb. 20, 2024
Laser communication scientists and engineers continue to unpack new research, consider obstacles from a solution perspective, and advance the work.
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Chasing the $7 trillion AI semiconductor dream: What’s in it for photonics?

Feb. 19, 2024
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) processors will require innovations that improve memory and communications circuit performance.
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Why Europe urgently needs a new investment strategy

Feb. 5, 2024
Europe is now 16% of the global photonics market, but to maintain that position, it needs to get to work.
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2024 Prism Awards winners span several photonics areas

Feb. 2, 2024
The annual awards reflect the rapidly growing trajectory of photonics products and photonics-enabled solutions.