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27 Dec 18
SPIE applauds passage of US National Quantum Initiative Act

Bipartisan legislation creates national policy to encourage quantum research and technology development.

20 Dec 18
MIT publishes its ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ list for 2018

Many of this year’s cohort tipped for great technology futures are working in photonics-related innovation fields.

17 Dec 18
National Photonics Initiative applauds US Senate as quantum legislation passes

National Quantum Initiative wins bipartisan backing for plan to establish quantum sector in the US.

13 Dec 18
Physics Nobel winners receive medals in Stockholm ceremony

Laser scientists Mourou, Strickland and Ashkin (by proxy) presented Nobel Prizes by King of Sweden, also sharing $1 million.

05 Dec 18
Prism Awards: startups and stalwarts make 2019 shortlist

Winning photonics products will be recognized at special event taking place during Photonics West.

03 Dec 18
$20M gift endows ten new faculty chairs at University of Arizona

Donation from serial optics entrepreneur Jim Wyant will increase College of Optical Sciences' faculty by nearly one-third.

30 Nov 18
PIC pilot line setting up in Eindhoven

New open access facility, backed with European regional development funding, is expected to help incubate new photonics SMEs.

23 Nov 18
Edmund Optics announces its 2018 Educational Award winners

Augmented reality, medical, quantum and environmental testing student projects given $45,000 worth of EO equipment.

20 Nov 18
SPIE urges industry feedback on emerging technology controls

Quantum, additive manufacturing, navigation, and advanced surveillance among the new fields identified by US government; Photonics West industry session set to discuss the topic.

20 Nov 18
AIM Photonics' test, assembly, and packaging site 'ready to roll'

Comprehensive set of tools expected to push frontiers of 'fiber attach' for multi-project wafers.

19 Nov 18
CIGS solar modules arrive at International Space Station for evaluation

NASA set to test Ascent Solar samples for potential use in CubeSat missions.

12 Nov 18
Innoviz solid-state lidar wins CES 2019 award

Self-drive technology was selected by BMW for its 2021 automated drive program.

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