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16 Jan 12
Teledyne and Zephyr develop optical interconnects

Collaboration to develop and sell new generation of high-bandwidth optoelectronic devices for military, aerospace and harsh environments.

13 Jan 12
Osram's silicon-based LEDs make the grade

Lighting giant says it could release GaN-on-silicon chips to the market in two years, further reducing the cost of solid-state lighting.

12 Dec 11
IMEC shrinks size and cost of hyperspectral cameras

Integrated Fabry-Perot filters can make HSI systems smaller and more versatile, especially for biomedical applications.

25 Nov 11
Jusung MOCVD tool heralds sharper displays

Korean equipment developer adapts LED production method to make new 'IGZO' thin-film transistors that may feature in Apple's next iPad.

23 Nov 11
Organic projects dominate European funding round

Photonics and organic electronics projects with aggregate funding of more than €110M have kicked off in the past few weeks.

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.

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