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18 May 12
US hammers Chinese PV firms with 31% tariffs

Department of Commerce backs SolarWorld-led complaint in preliminary determination; Dow Corning and Hemlock label decision ‘devastating’.

16 May 12
Picosecond machining tool wins laser award

Ultrafast system designed for embossing and printing applications scoops the 2012 Innovation Award for Laser Technology.

16 May 12
Anania eyes European photonics opportunities

In a wide-ranging interview, seasoned industry battler Giorgio Anania contrasts Photonics 21's flexibility with Europe’s business sluggishness.

15 May 12
Andor shortlisted for top UK engineering award

Developer of high-performance cameras one of three firms nominated for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award.

14 May 12
Photovoltaics can now provide 2% of Euro electricity

More PV generating capacity was added in 2011 than wind and gas combined, finds new report.

24 Apr 12
DSS 2012: Photonics and the NRO

Bruce Carlson outlines the technology needs of the National Reconnaissance Office, and how photonics is the key.

24 Apr 12
Memo from Brussels: photonics must create jobs

The European Commission will not be funding many “science for the sake of science” photonics projects in Horizon 2020.

23 Apr 12
UK photonics firms pick up Queen’s Awards

Fianium, Laser Quantum and Edinburgh Instruments among the latest winners for innovation and enterprise.

20 Apr 12
Photonics integration goes open-source with IPKISS

Belgian collaboration releases open-source software to help design complex photomasks for photonics circuits.

18 Apr 12
European photonics body plans accelerated growth

Panel discussion at Photonics21's annual meeting considers how to boost photonics sector prospects.

13 Apr 12
CSEM launches ‘postdoc for industry’ initiative

Swiss institution with a strong focus on technology transfer aims to turn scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs.

30 Mar 12
28-strong Laserlab Europe targets higher powers

Network of continental research centers gather in Slovakia to plan high power laser collaborations.

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