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Contents: March 2007 edition

19 Mar 2007

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BACK CHAT

INSIDE VIEW: CEO shares secrets to running a successful high-tech start-up

What are the key attributes that make a successful business leader? In this month’s interview Per Ibsen, CEO of Kaleido Technology, offers his thoughts on what it takes to manage a technology company.


LARGE-SCALE OPTICS

UK produces giant camera for IR astronomy

An infrared, 67 Mpixel, 3 tonne camera has been successfully installed on the VISTA telescope in Chile. Martin Caldwell from the UK’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory explains how the instrument pushed the limits of large-scale optics.


MATERIALS PROCESSING

Laser water jet cools and cuts in the material world

After 10 years in the making, Synova’s water-jet-guided technology is being used to cut, drill, grind and dice materials as varied as gallium arsenide and polycrystalline diamond. Jacqueline Hewett catches up with Synova to find out the advantages of the approach.


MEDICAL RESEARCH

Nerve stimulation gets infrared light treatment

Stimulating nerves with pulses of infrared light could help to restore a person’s balance, intensify hearing implants and lead to more advanced prosthetic limbs. James Tyrell talks with Mark Bendett to discover more about Aculight’s role in this up-and-coming research area.


PRODUCT GUIDE

Imaging colorimeters give advanced options

CCD-based instruments can provide accurate measurements of spatial colour and luminance information for displays, instrument panels, light sources and luminaires. Sean Skelley, Doug Kreysar and Kevin Chittim weigh up the options when buying imaging colorimeters.

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