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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.

04 Dec 12
InfiniLED recognized as ‘hot’ start-up

EE Times’ “Silicon 60: Hot Start-Ups to Watch” names eight promising photonics companies.

23 Nov 12
Ophthalmologists focus on new photonics-based procedures

November's American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting heard of new instruments using laser technology.

21 Nov 12
Sharper gigapixel cameras to go on sale

Tiny piezoelectric modules move hundreds of lenses to allow unprecedented image detail.

16 Nov 12
Prism Award finalists highlight optical innovation

Brain imaging, narcotics detection and an atmospheric ash monitor all feature in short-list for annual competition.

13 Nov 12
Jenoptik’s Michael Mertin elected Photonics21 president

CEO of the prominent German optics company fills position vacated by Osram’s Martin Goetzeler earlier this year.

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