Japan leads USA in optoelectronics

Interestingly, the researchers found that the US government provides more direct financial support to the US optoelectronics industry than Japan provides for its industry, says team member Gary Saxonhouse, an economist at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). In 1993, the US government spent $219.7 million on optoelectronics R&D, according to the team. The researchers were only able to identify a total of $125 million in Japanese government funding in all years since 1979--meaning that Was

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