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30 Oct 14
Poisoned chalice: why Apple-GTAT went sour

Declaration to bankruptcy court by GTAT's chief operating officer shows just how one-sided the doomed sapphire supply deal was.

23 Oct 14
Diverse investors gear up for photonics sector growth

IIP 2014 conference reports industry cash replacing VC investment in photonics; new business ideas rewarded.

23 Oct 14
Proposals meeting scheduled for US photonics 'hub'

November proposers' meeting in Arlington and NPI webinar to disseminate latest information.

17 Oct 14
Investment hopefuls give IIP forum their best shot

Start-ups aim for the top with elevator pitches at Invest In Photonics event.

17 Oct 14
Optoacoustics pioneers recognized in latest awards

Researchers Lihong Wang and Alexander Oraevsky win Britton Chance and Berthold Leibinger prizes respectively.

15 Oct 14
Next-generation optical fiber available to purchase from ORC

To mark 25th anniversary, Southampton offering its experimental fibers with special properties to interested parties.

14 Oct 14
VDMA broadens photonics expertise

German Engineering Association appoints four new members to the steering committee of its Photonics Forum.

14 Oct 14
EPIC launches venture and finance workgroup

New workgroup dedicated to the promotion of venture and finance activities among the association's members.

08 Oct 14
Super-resolution microscopy inventors claim chemistry Nobel

Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig and William Moerner win 2014 prize for development of techniques that beat Abbe's optical diffraction limit.

07 Oct 14
Blue LED pioneers win physics Nobel

Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano share award for their pioneering work on gallium nitride optoelectronics.

06 Oct 14
White House backs $200M photonics hub

Plan to create integrated photonics 'ecosystem', part-funded by the US Department of Defense, is announced by President Obama.

30 Sep 14
Photonics industry leaders target neuroscience

Coherent, Spectra-Physics, Hamamatsu and others commit more than $30 million to Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.

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