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28 Oct 11
IMEC kicks off €11.9M organic PV project

Microelectronics center will lead 17-partner effort to develop tandem organic solar cells, with a focus on lifetime improvement.

11 Oct 11
Funding ramp and new ASML deal boost IMEC

The high-tech research center receives more cash from the Flemish government, and agrees a five-year collaboration with the litho giant.

03 Oct 11
European centers open doors for bio-imaging studies

More than 50 leading centers specializing in medical and biological imaging are offering free access for proof-of-concept studies.

28 Sep 11
Semicon giants to develop next-gen tech in New York

The state attracts chip heavyweights Intel, IBM, Samsung, TSMC and Global Foundries to take part in a $4.4BN development effort.

14 Sep 11
St Petersburg lab targets MRI with metamaterials

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners could become the first commercial application area for the novel photonic devices.

02 Sep 11
Under-fire DOE awards $145M to SunShot projects

Department of Energy hands out funding to 69 projects under its high-profile SunShot Initiative.

24 Aug 11
NASA picks photonics tech for flight demo

Laser communication system and solar sail selected for disruptive development and launch in 2015-2016.

22 Aug 11
Scotland team advances hybrid landmine sensor

Developers of a system combining organic and inorganic light emitters hope for future collaboration with Belgian Royal Military Academy.

05 Aug 11
First Solar ponders cell efficiency acceleration

Leading PV company expects demand to increase strongly in the second half of 2011 as US and Indian markets gain momentum.

15 Jul 11
Translucent touts rare-earth layer for cheaper LEDs

Gadolinium oxide on a silicon substrate is suitable for integration with conventional light–emitting nitride layers, says start-up.

27 Jun 11
General Atomics wins $40M to scale military laser

Contractor awarded funding to further develop DARPA's 150kW high energy liquid laser area defense system (HELLADS) project.

22 Jun 11
Alta Devices: fluorescence key to economic PV

Stealthy start-up says that light generation inside solar cells is the key to high efficiencies, as it plans to build a pilot manufacturing facility.

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