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19 Aug 10
Photonics central to latest EU funding plan

Core and disruptive photonics technologies are in line for more than EUR115 million support under the European Union's information communication technology (ICT) program for 2011-2012.

16 Aug 10
Interview: Stratophase talks optical microchips

On-chip refractive-index monitors suit industrial process control and biodetection, as the UK company seeks commercialization partners.

12 Aug 10
Concentrix eyes 50MW CPV plant in South Africa

System developer completes 60 kW site, with hopes for a 50 MW utility-scale project in the Western Cape province.

11 Aug 10
SPIE show highlights photonics cleantech

More than 4200 attendees and 233 exhibitors were in San Diego to discuss the impact that photonics can have on clean energy generation and efficient consumption.

02 Aug 10
Laser fusion energy: commercial by 2030?

National Ignition Facility director Ed Moses outlines some of the key photonic component requirements for commercial energy production based on laser fusion.

28 Jul 10
Seven-year fund for Australian photonics network

AUS$23.8 million new funding from the Australian Research Council supports center of excellence through 2018.

23 Jul 10
UK entrepreneurs build commercial bridges

A program linking universities in Scotland and California is to drive commercialization of world-class photonics research.

22 Jul 10
Silicon photonics experts set up EU cluster

Ten European consortia working on silicon photonics join forces to help transfer technology to electronics industry.

23 Jun 10
Former printer shows appeal of Italian PV

Israeli firm Ellomay Capital funds two 750kW (peak) photovoltaic plants, highlighting the attraction of the Italian solar market to investors.

10 Jun 10
Townes, Chu to appear at LIA event

Laser co-inventor Charles Townes and US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu are to receive awards at the ICALEO show in September.

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