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30 Jan 13
Europe nails colors to graphene mast

European Commission follows UK with generous funding to develop the “wonder material”.

16 Jan 13
President praises Amplitude’s innovation

French femtosecond laser developer recognized by François Hollande.

16 Jan 13
UK’s Cooke Optics wins Oscar for movie lenses

Lens pioneer has supported Hollywood evolution over past century.

10 Jan 13
SPIE urges support for fast-track US visa legislation

Optics and photonics society believes that bills before Congress will benefit high-tech industries.

07 Jan 13
David Payne knighted in Queen's New Year list

University of Southampton professor and photonics entrepreneur becomes Sir David Payne.

28 Dec 12
National Medal for IBM laser team

Turkey-inspired developers of excimer laser technology for vision correction honored by President Obama.

19 Dec 12
IBM lights up silicon chips to handle ‘Big Data’

Big Blue says breakthrough shows feasibility of silicon nanophotonics for chip manufacturing.

19 Dec 12
Report defines new path for NIF

Three-year plan shifts emphasis towards nuclear stockpile stewardship and fundamental science, though ignition remains a key goal.

13 Dec 12
European Parliament breaks patent translation deadlock

MEPs vote in favor of a new single European patent system – with expected benefits for high-tech SMEs.

12 Dec 12
Societies urge protection for research funding as 'fiscal cliff' nears

SPIE and dozens of other member societies and universities call for a bipartisan political solution to protect US research.

06 Dec 12
UK's Technology Strategy Board aims funding at SMEs

Photonics and sensors – though not biophotonics – projects are set to be funded under a “fast-track” scheme worth up to £10 million.

05 Dec 12
German specialists partner to make photonic devices

Optical, manufacturing firms pool talents to target lab-on-chip, optical MEMs sectors.

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