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Photonics World
21 Mar 17
Luxtera and TSMC partner to produce high-spec Si-photonics platform

US-Taiwanese pair to develop silicon-based solutions for cloud, mobile, enterprise, and high-performance computing platforms.

08 Mar 17
AIM Photonics fab to host administrative HQ

$81M tranche of program budget approved for 2017-2018 spending, mostly on tools and equipment.

07 Mar 17
UK scientists take Brexit fears to Westminster

Dissatisfaction with government response prompts reaction from some union members working at major laboratories.

01 Mar 17
UK investing £17m in robotics developments

Includes photonics and imaging-related robot technologies for micro-surgery and nuclear environments.

27 Feb 17
Google affiliate Waymo accuses Uber of 'stealing' lidar technology

Alphabet subsidiary developing autonomous vehicles accuses rival of intellectual property theft valued at half a billion dollars.

15 Feb 17
Solar power surge sees US records tumble

In 2016, more photovoltaic capacity was added to the US grid than any other electricity source.

08 Feb 17
Cellino wins Startup Challenge with pitch for photonics gene therapy

IC Touch and Lumedica take second and third in new-product pitch contest at SPIE Photonics West 2017.

07 Feb 17
Photonics West meeting showcases global clusters

New groupings in Mexico, Finland and Canada-France-Germany gather to network with partners from across the globe.

26 Jan 17
University of Twente opens Fraunhofer R&D center in Netherlands

Photonics-heavy program aims to innovate across “valley of death” to keep Dutch and German industry at competitive forefront.

25 Jan 17
Westminster debate shines a light on UK photonics

Parliament discusses looming threat of Brexit and the role that photonics might play in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

25 Jan 17
Photonics West 2017: Southampton's ORC preview

Progress includes: on-wafer testing for Si-photonics, laser and fiber progress, power-scaling of radially-polarised beams.

19 Jan 17
3D-printed robot fingertip wins in Soft Robotics contest

Harvard SEAS competition rewards low-cost tactile sensor, artificial fin, deformation sensor and robot "worm".

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