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15 Jul 21
Covid update: 15 July 2021

A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

15 Jul 21
Sandia National Laboratories leads perovskite research center

DoE-backed effort will advance understanding of new solar panel technology.

30 Jun 21
Fraunhofer ISE reports 69% record efficiency of GaAs PV cell

As Fraunhofer Gesellschaft opens ‘ENIQ’ showroom on EUREF campus in Berlin, Germany.

24 Jun 21
Alter Technology to set up new Photonics Design Centre in Scotland

Group to invest €6M to fund equipment, personnel and R&D to push photonic technologies into quantum and space markets.

23 Jun 21
SPIE and Vanderbilt announce $1 million optical engineering fellowship

The funding will support faculty member Asst. Prof. Kenny Tao at Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering.

21 Jun 21
Elbit Systems wins $29M contract for US Army night vision goggles

New black and white display to replace green image intensifiers; monochrome now seen as more natural, says Elbit.

17 Jun 21
Covid update: 17 June 2021

A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

10 Jun 21
First Solar to invest $680m to grow US manufacturing capacity by 3.3 GW per year

New production facility in Ohio designed to produce enhanced thin film PV modules, from mid-2023.

08 Jun 21
Data-transfer tech, 3D-thermal camera, surgical sensors win at Startup Challenge 2021

SPIE’s annual pitch competition features two photonics-focused tracks, honoring six winners in healthcare and deep tech.

02 Jun 21
Jenoptik plans to expand its optics manufacturing capacities in Dresden

Following rising demand from semiconductor sector, photonics group acquires new a property and will invest in cleanroom fab.

28 May 21
Ambarella, Lumentum, ON Semiconductor partner on AI-based 3D sensing

For new approaches to biometric access control, 3D locks, and intelligent sensing.

24 May 21
Fraunhofer IWS spins off laser processing firm Fusion Bionic

Aim is to provide “lotus effects” and other laser-created microstructures for wings, biological implants and more.

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