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03 Jun 11
LASER 2011: BMBF adds to feel-good factor

The German government's new funding package for photonics resonates through the event, as we see the 'tip of the iceberg' for ultrafast lasers in industrial applications.

26 May 11
Photonics in the running for UK innovation center

UK government shortlists photonics as one of ten candidate technologies vying to be selected for three more innovation centers.

24 May 11
LASER 2011: CEOs call for consolidation

The sheer number of photonic component suppliers is duplicating development efforts, and holding back the industry's evolution.

20 May 11
Photonics groups look to pull European levers

10 per cent of the European economy depends on photonics, finds a new report on the leveraging impact of optical technologies.

13 May 11
Gooch & Housego: transformation by acquisition

Being headquartered in the middle of the English countryside has been no handicap to the company’s unerring global expansion.

11 May 11
UN cites solar potential as Japan scraps nuclear plan

Latest report from the UN’s climate-change panel says that photovoltaics could deliver up to one-third of global electricity by 2050.

06 May 11
Data and budget cuts dominate defense show

Everybody knows that major cuts to the US defense budget are coming. Diversity will be the key to survival, hears Mike Hatcher.

27 Apr 11
European Commission approves giant Czech laser

The first of four Extreme Light Infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe gets the go-ahead, and will be constructed near Prague.

26 Apr 11
DARPA chief: build an Internet for sensors

Speaking at Defense, Security and Sensing 2011 in Florida, Regina Dugan urges development of better ways to handle a growing mass of data.

15 Apr 11
Consortium for Solar Lighting launched

Electronics giant Sharp and solar LED lighting specialist Carmanah Technologies are among the founding members of a new industry group.

14 Apr 11
Northrop delivers first Webb telescope mirrors

Polished and coated hexagonal primary mirror segment for the giant space telescope will eventually be used as a flight spare by NASA.

14 Apr 11
San Diego to get more CPV in 30MW Soitec deal

Concentrated photovoltaic firm gets another vote of confidence in southern California with deal for three more sites.

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