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22 Dec 10
Osram interview: unleashing the LED market

As the competition hots up, new Osram Opto Semiconductors CEO Aldo Kamper says that the LED revolution is only just beginning.

09 Dec 10
Photonics21 event to focus on FP8 priorities

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will make a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform.

02 Dec 10
UN report urges lighting revolution

At the CancĂșn climate change summit, the United Nations says that it will develop a road-map detailing the global phase-out of inefficient lighting.

01 Dec 10
Wikileaks: US urged halt to Sofradir IRD sales

Leaked cable from 2009 shows Hillary Clinton believed that Sofradir's customer Zhejiang Dali Technology was selling imaging systems to Iran.

24 Nov 10
ACTMOST: Europe's catalyst for optics innovation

Hugo Thienpont explains how a new project will offer a risk-free micro-optics service to the commercial sector in Europe.

11 Nov 10
2010 Prism Award finalists revealed

SPIE and Photonics Media announce short-list for awards night at Photonics West in January, with fiber laser and ultrafast technologies featuring among the nominations.

10 Nov 10
NIF clears latest hurdles towards laser fusion

Team operating the giant laser system fired has a 1.3MJ ultraviolet beam at a substitute target and also set a new world record for neutron yield.

09 Nov 10
US and Australia set up $50M solar collaboration

Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard announce joint effort focused on making solar electricity competitive with conventional sources by 2015.

08 Nov 10
Photonex provides focus for UK's PV scene

Small but fast-growing UK photovoltaics sector requires more cohesion, but should ultimately present a major opportunity for the local photonics industry.

27 Oct 10
Photonics West shapes up bigger than ever

Exhibition space for the San Francisco event is selling fast, while paper submissions are up 7% on 2010, say organizers.

20 Oct 10
Relief as UK science escapes major cuts

Frozen science budget may see reduced utilization of the latest photonics research tools, but UK scientists had been braced for a more dramatic impact.

14 Oct 10
China's rare-earth policy hurts optics makers

Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.

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